Just a note that the Evaluations for the 2018-2019 CCC ADULT and YOUTH Teams will tentatively be held in late August / beginning of September(1st and 2nd). More info to come soon. (…I add it to the bottom when it’s ready.)
Team Info on the coming season will be posted as it comes in. Lots of exciting changes coming.
If your climber needs a boost to be ready for evaluations and teams, consider taking one of our advanced training climbing camps to better prepare them.
For the upcoming Fall/Winter 2018-2019, we are planning an Exclusive Sport Team Competition circuit. This will be the new and improved way of discovering competitions for our athletes. The idea is to teach our athletes about competitions and help them get initiated to competing and the strategies involved in an appropriate environment for growth and development. Throughout the year, these regular events, will be hosted at each of our locations.
We are excited for the many changes to our Team Program this year. The Calgary Climbing Centre wants to train our athletes to the best of their potential with a Canada-leading program in Bouldering, Routes and Speed. We’ve grown to the point now where our amazing facilities, families and coaches will help create the champions of tomorrow.
New and Improved!
Head Coach Jelisa Dunbar is BACK and ready to train your butts off!
Better Team ratios. We’ve dropped our ratio to 8:1 for all teams. And 6 to 1 for the elite groups. Each group of athletes will have a dedicated coach.
All teams will now be grouped using the age categories for that year. This will permit us to be more efficient with practices and coaching.
–Athletes Born in 2006 or Later, will train together. This group is the Albertan Youth C and Youth D competition categories. They will be competing on age appropriate boulders, top rope routes and modified speed wall. Team names with a #1 at the end are for this age group.
–Athletes Born in 2000 to 2005 will train together. This group is the Albertan Youth B, Youth A and Junior competition categories. They will be competing on regular boulders, lead routes and regular speed wall. Team names with a #2 at the end are for this age group.
Sport Teams are available at all locations, train in specific age groups and will now have their own exclusive CCC competitions. These will be in-house Fun Scramble type events throughout the year. Two of each style; Boulders, Routes and Speed events to challenge and prepare these athletes for competitions. We’ve also revamped the curriculum of these teams to truly give them an amazing technical base and ability to move confidently on the walls.
Development Teams are available at all locations, train in specific age groups and now have a 3rd optional practice time on Saturdays. This will have all Development athletes have the option of climbing/training once a week at the Rocky Mountain Facility. A coach will be present, but the idea is to have the athletes climb for fun and focus on the walls they want. Parents are encouraged to come and hang out. This year, each Development Coach will be supporting their team at all local sanctioned competitions.
Performance Teams has an extra training group at the Chinook location and now also have a 4th optional practice time on Sundays at the Rocky Mountain Facility. This will have all the Performance and Elite athletes have the option of climbing/training once a week at the Rocky Mountain Facility. A coach will be present, but the idea is to have the athletes climb for fun and focus on the walls they want. Parents are encouraged to come and hang out. This year, each Performance Coach will be supporting their team at all competitions.
Elite Teams will now be training out of the Rocky Mountain location and separated by age groups. This group is moving to a 6 to 1 ratio. They’ll also have an optional 4th practice time on the Sundays where they’ll join the other Elite /Performance groups from the other facilities. A coach will be present, but the idea is to have the athletes climb for fun and focus on the walls they want. Parents are encouraged to come and hang out. Each Elite Coach will be supporting their team at all competitions.
Speed Club. In addition to having all teams practice speed climbing during the route season, we are starting a Speed Club. This will be a regular group that trains on the speed wall at CCC Rocky Mountain. We are bringing in one of Canada’s best speed coaches this July to show our coaches how to move, train and coach speed climbing. We want you to be fast. Beep, beep, go!
Athlete Assessments and specific Team info is still to come. In the meantime check out the schedule for the upcoming season.