Youth Team

Youth Team


Fall 2018 Tryouts

This fall we will be holding tryouts for Team Ascent on August 18th and 19th, at Ascent Studio.

  • Youth C/D (born in 2006 or later)
    • August 18th: 8am-12pm
    • August 19th: 8am-12pm
  • Youth A/B/Jr (born in 2005 or earlier)
    • August 18th ONLY: 1pm-5pm

Preregistration is required for tryouts! Please follow this link to register for tryouts.

If you cannot make it to tryouts, but would still like to be considered for the team, please contact the coaching staff to schedule an alternative time.



Mission Statement

The mission of the Ascent Studio Climbing Team is to nurture young athletes on their path to become not only better climbers but also better people. This is achieved through creating and maintaining good habits, increasing focus and awareness, and having fun.

The Ascent Studio Climbing Team is divided into two age groups that follow the categories delineated by USA Climbing, the national governing body over youth climbing competitions. Youth C and D, comprised of athletes born 2005 or later, makes up our younger team. Youth A, B, and Jr, comprised of athletes born 1999-2004, makes up our older team. Within each team, we have a Prep and a Competitive level, with differing practice and competition expectations for each.


Prep Team: $155/month

Youth C/D

Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00 - 6:00pm

Youth A/B/Jr

Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30 - 8:00pm

CompetitiveTeam: $180/month

Youth C/D

Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00 - 6:00pm

Thursdays 4:00 - 6:30pm

Youth A/B/Jr

Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30 - 8:00pm

Thursdays 4:00 - 6:30pm

Youth team dues do not include a gym membership. Gym membership is not required to participate on the team, but is strongly encouraged so that they can climb outside of the scheduled practice hours. Individual youths may purchase a membership at the student rate, either EFT monthly or Annual Prepaid. Or their membership may be included in a family membership. For team members, the EFT start-up fee is waived.


Competitions

Participation in climbing competitions is not required to be a member of the either the Prep Team or Competitive Team, but it is encouraged for the Competitive Team members. Competition climbing is very fun. Most comps are light on the competing and heavy on the community and camaraderie. Competitions are also an opportunity to visit new gyms and experience different styles of route setting.

If you decide to participate in climbing competitions there is generally a cost to participate in each comp, payable to the host gym. This cost is usually in the $35-$55 range, plus any travel costs. You may also wish to become an annual member of USA Climbing (the sponsoring organization for national level youth climbing).

All of the coaches at Ascent Studio have agreed to the policies of the SafeKids program at Ascent Studio. These policies are intended to increase awareness and prevention of abuse within our organization. Parents are welcome to see these policies.

We don't take sign-ups for the climbing team online. Please come by the gym during one of the regular practice times to be introduced to the coaches and discuss whether the team is appropriate for your child.