CCC YOUTH Teams and Tryouts.

Event Date: Fall-Winter Training | 2017-2018 | Tryouts are Sept 6,7 and 8th 2017.

Location(s): Hanger , Chinook , Stronghold

Did you miss tryouts? They were on September 6, 7 and 8th. 2017.

Please email simon@calgaryclimbing.com if you would like some info on alternative options.

Thank you to all the athletes that came out this year.

 

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We are super excited to share our schedule for the upcoming season. The CCC has a strong legacy of youth programs and training and we are happy to offer great programs again this year.

Our 2017-2018 Youth Team Schedule has seen a complete transformation this year so please take care to read through the material. Our goal was to improve our offerings with better training times and add length to the practices at the elite level. Let us know what you think.

If you still have questions after looking over our information please contact Simon via simon@calgaryclimbing.com.

The Calgary Climbing Centre is very excited to announce that Chris Neve will be assuming the role of CCC Head Coach during Jelisa Dunbar’s maternity leave. Chris is the current Canadian National Youth Team Head Coach and will be working with all of our CCC youth and adult athletes to better prepare them for local, provincial, national and international comps.

Chris has been working with the Canadian Youth Team since 2010. He understands where local and national athletes currently sit in respect to the world stage and how to adjust our training to better our future performances. We are looking forward to pushing our training and teams ever upward with him. 

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TRYOUTS:

2017-18 Season Tryout Dates & Times: Athletes should tryout for the team they want to be on, but only need to attend one of these sessions to be considered for any and all teams.

 

Youth Elite Team Tryout                       Wednesday, September 6, 5-9pm @ CCC Chinook

Format: 5 on 5 off competition, Interview & Questionnaire. Be comp ready by your climb time.  Running order to be emailed out morning of September 6.

 

Performance Team Tryout                    Wednesday, September 6, 6-9pm @ CCC Chinook

Format: 3 interviews with different coaches & some bouldering. Bring your climbing shoes, a chalk bag and your A game!

 

All Development Teams’ Tryouts          Thursday, September 7, 6-9pm @ CCC Hanger

Format: 3 interviews with different coaches & some bouldering. Bring your climbing shoes, a chalk bag and your A game!

 

All Sport Teams’ Tryouts                        Friday, September 8, 6-9pm @ CCC Hanger

Format: 3 interviews with different coaches & some bouldering. Bring your climbing shoes, a chalk bag and your A game!

 

REGISTRATION for Youth Tryouts is now available. CLICK HERE when you are ready.

 

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We also have two summer training camps that we are running in August. These are great opportunities for former youth team members to participate in if they are looking to prepare for tryouts or advance their climbing over the summer.

Click on the link below for information about these camps & how to register!
http://calgaryclimbing.com/events/new-training-camps-tune-prep-camp-advanced-comp-performance/

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2017-18 Season Start & End Dates: Sunday, September 17th  to Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

 

2017-2018 Youth Teams Schedule (clear version)

Youth Team Schedule v4

 

OVERVIEW OF CCC YOUTH TEAM LEVELS & LOCATIONS

Youth Team

 

OVERVIEW OF THE ATHLETIC STAGES IN OUR PROGRAMS

Youth Teams Streams

Competitive Stream: Focus on developing the technical, physical, tactical and psychological skills for performance and competitive climbing.

 

Recreational Stream: Focus on developing technical and physical skills, embracing challenge & conquering athletic goals. Recreational Streams promote team spirit, active living and sport for life.

 

Blended Stream: Focus on developing the technical, physical, tactical and psychological skills to drive individual achievement and performance. Introducing the challenge of competition for athletes who are interested in competition.

 

HOW CLIMBERS ADVANCE THROUGH OUR PROGRAMS

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Every athlete, regardless of their team, may compete at any event.

 

 

TEAM DESCRIPTIONS

 

Elite X Team — (new)

 

Location:                     Chinook, with practices & training at other facilities

Times:                        12 hrs – Mon 6-9pm / Tues 7-10pm / Thurs 6:30-9:30pm / Sat 8-11am

Level:                          Elite. Admission to this team is by invitation only (1 to 4 athletes)

Stream:                       Competitive

Cost:                            $155/month + multi gym year pass ($800)

 

Athletes invited to train on the Youth Elite X team are exceptionally talented, dedicated and hard working individuals who represent the gym by taking on a leadership role. Elite X athletes welcome & encourage the climbing community and model athletic excellence as the pinnacle representatives of our youth programs.

Elite X trains primarily alongside the adult Pro and adult Elite teams, receiving guidance from their youth coach as well as the Adult Team coach. Elite X athletes practice with the Youth Elite team once a week.

Athletes are expected to represent the CCC with great sportsmanship, work ethic, and pride in our programs and facilities. On the Elite X team, you are a role model for upcoming athletes that aspire to be in your shoes.

An athlete may be invited to Elite X team at any point during the season.

Athletes invited to Elite X team demonstrate the following abilities:

Make “finals” at National level youth competitions

Make “Open finals” at local and provincial level competitions

Climb at or above the level of adult Pro team athletes

Flawless track record of maturity, discipline and sportsmanship, role model

Elite X Team Perks:

Access to regular adult team mock competitions

Access to discounted physiotherapy services

Access to discounted chiropractic services

Access to discounted move to move classes

Competition Requirements:

3 local competitions in 2 or more disciplines

Provincial competition in 2 or more disciplines

Youth Nationals in 1 or more discipline

 

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Elite Team — (evening option added with longer training times)

Location:                     Chinook (CH) & Hanger (H) with occasional practices at other facilities.

Times:                         Athletes must choose one of the following training options:

Morning OptionA:          7 hrs. – Tues 6-8am (CH) / Thurs 6-8am (CH) / Sat 8-11am (CH)

Evening OptionB:          9 hrs. – Tues 5-8pm (CH) / Thurs 6-9pm (H) / Sat 8-11am (CH)

*Athletes are committed to their training option for the duration of the season. Switching between options is not possible

Level:                          Advanced – Elite

Stream:                       Competitive

Cost:                            $155/month + multi gym year pass ($800)

Age:                             11+

Youth Elite team is the top competitive climbing team in Calgary. Elite athletes focus their efforts primarily on the competitive season and participate in both individual and group targeted training. Elite team covers intense training cycles that fine tune the athletes’ physical, mental, technical and tactical abilities.

Athletes selected to Elite team are motivated to compete, train, and improve all facets of their climbing. They are disciplined and focused and uphold great professionalism and sportsmanship during team training and competition. Athletes are expected to attend all team practices and work hard for themselves and their fellow team mates.

Competition Requirements:

Competition is mandatory for Elite athletes. Athletes are required to have a provincial or national  ACA membership and compete in the following events:

3 or more local level competitions in 2 or more disciplines

2 or more provincial level competitions in chosen disciplines

1 or more National level competitions in a chosen discipline

 

 

Performance Team: — (evening option added with longer training times)

Location:                     Stronghold

Times:                         Athletes must choose one of the following training options:

Morning OptionA:          7 hrs. – Tues 6-8am / Thurs 6-8am / Sat 8-11am

Evening OptionB:          8.5 hrs. – Tues 5-8pm / Thurs 630-9pm / Sat 8-11am

*Athletes are committed to their training option for the duration of the season. Switching between options is not possible

Level:                          Experienced – Advanced

Stream:                       Blended (Recreational & Competitive Streams)

Cost:                            $155/month + CCC Stronghold year pass ($560)

Age:                             10 +

Youth performance team is for advanced climbers who are committed to training hard and pushing their limits. This team blends both competitive and performance climbing, allowing the athlete to focus on what motivates and inspires them to be the best that they can be. Performance team focuses on recruiting technical, tactical, physical and mental skills that drive athletic performance.

Athletes selected to Performance team demonstrate focus and discipline and are committed to attaining their personal best. They are motivated to train and to improve all facets of their climbing. Performance athletes uphold great professionalism and sportsmanship during team training and competition. Athletes are expected to attend all team practices and work hard for themselves and their fellow team mates

Competition Requirements:

Athletes specify with their coaches at the beginning of the season if they would like to focus their training on competitive climbing. Athletes who chose the competitive stream are encouraged to have a provincial level ACA membership and attend the following events:

3 or more local level competitions in chosen disciplines

1 or more provincial level competitions in chosen disciplines

1 or more National level competitions in a chosen discipline

 

 

Development Teams — (new training times to minimize down time due to comps)

Locations:        Chinook / Stronghold / Hanger – (5 hrs a week)

CD1:                5 hrs – Mon 5-7pm / Wed 5-8pm

SD1:                5 hrs – Mon 5-7pm / Wed 5-8pm

HD1:                5 hrs – Mon 5-7pm / Wed 5-8pm

Level:              Intermediate – Advanced

Stream:           Blended (Recreational & Competitive Streams)

Cost:                $100/month + single gym year pass ($560)

Age:                 9+

Youth Development team is for experienced to advanced climbers who are looking to get serious about their sport. Development team offers a transitional atmosphere where climbers emerge into athletes. This team focuses on recruiting advanced movement techniques, improving performance, and introducing training cycles. Development teams encourage athletes to embrace the challenge of competition to build the tactical, mental and emotional skills required to succeed in competitive climbing

Athletes selected to Development team are motivated, focused and driven to improve all facets of their climbing and embrace new challenges. They have an intermediate understanding of sequencing, technique, movement, and problem solving. Development athletes are supportive of their team mates and respectful of our facilities, coaches and programs. They demonstrate sportsmanship during training and competitions. Athletes should be prepared to attend all practices and work hard for themselves and fellow team mates.

Competition Requirements:

Development teams encourage athletes to embrace the challenge of competition, building a foundation of the mental and tactical skills required in competitive climbing. Athletes are encouraged to participate in the following events:

3 or more local level competitions in any discipline

1 or more provincial level competition in any discipline

 

Sport 1 Teams  

Locations:        Chinook / Stronghold / Hanger – (4 hrs a week)

CS1:                Fri 6-8pm / Sun 1-3pm

SS1:                Fri 5-7pm / Sun 5-7pm

HS1:                Tues 5-7pm / Fri 5-7pm

Level:              New – Experienced Climbers

Stream:           Blended (Recreational & Competitive Streams)

Cost:                $80/month + single gym year pass ($560)

Age:                 13+

Sport 1 team is for new and experienced climbers who are looking to improve their climbing, be a part of a team environment and push their personal limits. S1 training focuses primarily on building a strong foundation of technique and movement in climbing before introducing more advanced training and techniques. Strength and conditioning cycles are introduced to supplement athletic development and push climbers to new physical limits.

S1 team welcomes a variety of climbers with an atmosphere that promotes sportsmanship, work ethic, focused training and fundamental athletic development. Here are the different types of climbers that enter into our S1 programs:

-Experienced climbers who wish to pursue rock climbing in a recreational environment that challenges their limits and supports their goals, creating climbers for life.

-Experienced climbers who wish to pursue climbing competitively, but require more foundational training and skill building before advancing to a higher level team.

-New climbers who are entering our sport in the teenage years and looking for a challenging environment to bring them up to speed technically, physically and mentally to pursue their current and future climbing goals.

Climbers selected to S1 teams are focused, motivated and driven to improve all facets of their climbing and embrace new challenges. They are supportive of their team mates and respectful of our facilities, coaches and programs. Climbers are expected to show up prepared to practice and work hard for themselves and their fellow team mates.

Competition Requirements:

Competitions are not mandatory for S1 team, however, climbers who wish to pursue competition will specify with their coaches at the beginning of the season and receive full support in any event they choose to partake.

 

 

Sport 2 Teams 

Locations:        Chinook / Stronghold / Hanger – (4 hrs a week)

CS2:                Thurs 5-7pm / Sat 1-3pm

SS2:                Thurs 5-7pm / Sat 1-3pm

HS2:                Tues 5-7pm / Fri 5-7pm

Level:              New – Experienced

Stream:           Blended (Recreational & Competitive Streams)

Cost:                $80/month + single gym year pass ($560)

Age:                 9-13 

Sport 2 team is for intermediate and experienced climbers who are dedicated to improving their climbing. S2 focuses on developing technical, physical and problem solving skills as well as facilitating movement training, sequencing and other fundamentals of climbing.

Climbers selected to S2 team are focused, motivated and open minded. They participate in all facets of team training and give their best efforts during movement training, conditioning, games, and skill building activities. They are respectful, inclusive and supportive of their team mates and respectful of our facilities, coaches and programs. S2 climbers are expected to show up to practice prepared to work hard for themselves and their fellow team mates.

Competition Requirements:

S2 team introduces the emotional, mental and tactical skills inherent to competitive climbing, and strives to build a healthy mindset for young athletes who go on to pursue competitive climbing. Athletes who choose to compete at this age are encouraged to embrace the challenge of competition and reflect internally on their continued improvement as they develop as climbers, and emerge as competitors. Climbers who wish to pursue competition will specify with their coaches at the beginning of the season and receive support in any event they choose to partake.

 

Sport 3 Team

Location:         Chinook (4 hrs a week)

CS3:                Fri 5-7pm / Sun 1-3pm (Chinook)

Level:              New – Intermediate

Stream:           Recreational

Cost:                $100/month + single gym year pass ($560)

Age:                 8-12

Sport 3 team is for our youngest new & intermediate climbers who are looking to improve their climbing in a fun and supportive team environment. S3 team focuses on instilling passion for our sport and building the fundamental skills, techniques and strengths for climbing. Much of S3’s training is about exploring movement, perfecting technique and embracing challenging terrain.

Climbers selected for S3 team are motivated, coachable and eager to learn while demonstrating focus, discipline and sportsmanship. They are respectful, inclusive and supportive of their team mates and respectful of our facilities, coaches and programs. S3 climbers are expected to attend all practices and give their best efforts during team activities and exercises.

Competition Requirements:

Competitions are optional. The goal of competitions at this age is to create a healthy mindset about challenging oneself. Any climber who chooses to compete will receive support & direction from our coaching team.

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REGISTRATION for Youth Tryouts is now available. CLICK HERE when you are ready.