Youth Team Tryouts

Event Date: Sept 8th and 9th | 6-9pm

Location(s): Hanger

DID YOU MISS TRYOUTS? are you interested in joining one of our teams ASAP.

send us an email to jelisa@calgaryclimbing.com with the following info.

– Name
– Age
– Team & Location Preference
– Past team or club experience
– Athlete & Parent Phone number
– Athlete & Parent Email

Once you email us with the above info, we will give you a time slot to come in for an interview.

Alternate Late Tryout Date
Friday September 30 from 5:30pm onward. Email your info to above link.
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2016-2017 CCC Youth Team Tryouts.

Do you want to climb more and train in a team environment? Do you want to compete? Join the CCC Youth Teams to become a climber. Our athletes will create lasting friendships, learn how to challenge themselves, train hard and succeed.

 

Tryouts for all CCC Youth Teams will be held at the Hanger location on Sept 8th and 9th 2016.

Register for tryouts here to reserve a one hour interview and climbing time slot.

See below for full details on Teams, Pricing and Schedule.

 

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/

 

YOUTH TEAM LEVELS & LOCATIONS

Team Chinook Stronghold Hanger   Training Hours
Youth Elite Team     ✓   7 hrs/ week
Youth Performance Team     ✓   7 hrs/ week
Development Team     ✓     ✓     ✓   5 hrs/ week
Sport 1 Team (13-18 yrs)     ✓     ✓     ✓   4 hrs/ week
Sport 2 Team (9-13 yrs)     ✓     ✓ optional   4 hrs/ week
Sport 3 Team (6-9 yrs)     ✓ optional   4 hrs/ week

 

***(✓optional) indicates that we would open up these teams/times if there is enough interest.***

 

TRYOUTS:

2016- 17 Season Tryout Dates & Times: Athletes only need to attend one of these sessions to be considered for any and all teams.

Any Development Teams                  Thursday, September 8, 6-7pm

Youth Elite Team:                              Thursday, September 8, 7-8pm

Youth Performance Team:                Thursday, September 8, 8-9pm

 

Any Sport Teams:                              Friday, September 9, 6-7pm

Any Sport Teams:                              Friday, September 9, 7-8pm

Any Development Teams:                 Friday, September 9, 8-9pm

 

2016-17 Season Start & End Dates: Monday, September 12th to Saturday, June 17th

Youth development graph

TEAM DESCRIPTIONS:

Elite Team

Location:         Chinook, with occasional weekend practices at other facilities.

Times:             Tues 6-8am / Thurs 6-8am / Sat 9-12.  (7 hrs a week)

Level:              Advanced – Elite

Cost:                $140/month + multi gym year pass ($800)

Age:                 11+

Youth Elite Team is the top team in Calgary, only the best competitive youth athletes will be selected to represent this team. Athletes selected for this team must be self motivated, disciplined, and demonstrate high levels of professionalism and sportsmanship. This team focuses on training for competitions and fine tuning the skills required to succeed at an elite level. Athletes will be expected to attend all practices and work hard for themselves and their fellow teammates.

Competition Requirements:

Athletes must attend 3 or more local level competitions in lead and bouldering.

Athletes must attend Provincial level competitions in lead and bouldering.

Athletes must attend a National level competition in at least one discipline.

 

Performance Team:

Location:         Stronghold

Times:             Mon 6-8am / Wed 6-8am / Sat 9-12.  (7 hrs a week)

Level:              Experienced- Advanced

Cost:                $140/month + stronghold year pass ($560)

Age:                 11+

Youth Performance Team is for advanced athletes who show immense potential. Athletes selected for this team must be committed to attaining their personal best through training for competitive climbing. This team focuses on recruiting technical, tactical and strength gains that help athletes attain higher levels of performance. Athletes will be expected to attend all practices and work hard for themselves and their fellow teammates.

Competition Requirements:

Athletes must attend 3 or more local level competitions in a discipline of their choosing

Athletes must attend a Provincial level competition in at least one discipline.

 

Development Teams

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

CD1:                Mon 5-8 / Fri 5-7. (Chinook)

SD1:                Mon 5-8 / Fri 5-7. (Stronghold)

HD1:                Tues 5-7 / Thurs 5-8. (Hanger)

Level:              Intermediate – Advanced

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

Age:                 9+

Youth Development Teams are for intermediate to advanced climbers who are looking to get serious about their sport. Climbers selected for a development team should have an intermediate understanding of sequencing, technique, movement, and problem solving. Successful applicants will show the potential, motivation and focus required to achieve new personal limits. Development Teams focus on recruiting advanced movement techniques, improving performance, and introducing periodization & training cycles. Teammates should be prepared to show up and work hard for the entire practice. Development teams offer a transitional atmosphere where climbers emerge into athletes.

Competition Requirements:

Athletes must attend at least 1 local level competition in lead and bouldering.

 

Sport 1 Teams

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

CS1:                Thurs 5-7 / Sat 1-3 (Chinook)

SS1:                Wed 5-7 / Sun 6-8 (Stronghold)

HS1:                Mon 5-7 / Fri 5-7 (Hanger)

Level:              New – Experienced Climbers

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

Age:                 13-18

Sport 1 Team is for new & experienced teenage climbers who are looking to improve their climbing, be a part of a team environment and reach their goals. Climbers selected for S1 Team are coachable and eager to learn while demonstrating focus, discipline and sportsmanship. The goal of S1 is to enhance the technical ability of climbers and to facilitate movement training, sequencing and other fundamentals of climbing. Teammates are expected to show up regularly to practice and give their best efforts during movement training, conditioning and skill building activities.

Competition Requirements:

Competitions are optional, yet encouraged. Any climber who chooses to compete will receive support & direction from our coaching team.

 

Sport 2 Teams

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

CS2:                Tues 5-7 / Sat 4:30-6:30 (Chinook)

SS2:                Tues 5-7 / Sat 1-3 (Stronghold)

HS2:                Wed 5-7 / Sat 1-3 (Hanger)

Level:              New – Experienced

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

Age:                 9-13

Sport 2 Team is for late elementary & preteen climbers who are looking to improve their climbing, be a part of a team environment and reach their goals. Climbers selected for S2 Team are coachable and eager to learn while demonstrating focus, discipline and sportsmanship. The goal of S2 is to enhance the technical ability of climbers and to facilitate movement training, sequencing and other fundamentals of climbing. Teammates are expected to show up regularly to practice and give their best efforts during movement training, conditioning and skill building activities.

Competition Requirements:

Competitions are optional, yet encouraged. Any climber who chooses to compete will receive support & direction from our coaching team.

 

Sport 3 Team

Locations:        Chinook (4 hrs a week)

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

HS3                 Thurs 5-7 / Sat 4-6 (Hanger)

Level:              New – Experienced

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

Age:                 6-9

Sport 3 Team is for our youngest climbers who are looking to improve their climbing in a team environment. Climbers selected for S3 Teams are motivated, coachable and eager to learn while demonstrating focus, discipline and sportsmanship. The goal of S3 is to build the fundamentals of efficient climbing, instil passion for the sport, and create a team environment that kids are eager to be a part of. Teammates are expected to attend all practices and give their best efforts during team activities and exercises.

Competition Requirements:

Competitions are optional, yet encouraged. Any climber who chooses to compete will receive support & direction from our coaching team.

 

2016-17 CCC Youth Team Tryouts Location:

Calgary Climbing Centre – Hanger

#106, 588 Aero Dr NE

Calgary, AB

T2E 7Y4

 

 

Alternate Tryout:

IF you are unable to attend any of our regular tryouts, we have set up an alternate date of August 29th. Please register via the regular link, choose the alternate tryout option and then email our head coach jelisa@calgaryclimbing.com so that she may assign you a time slot on Monday, August 29th between 5-9 pm to be assessed.

 

When to Show Up: Be aware of the time that you picked for your one hour tryout session.

Arrive at the gym with plenty of time to check in with the front desk, and to assure your waiver is up to date & complete. All applicants should be changed & ready to go by the start of their hour session.

 

What to Bring:

Climbing shoes, comfortable clothes to climb in and a chalk bag if you use one. No harnesses or ropes will be used. Rental climbing shoes are available at the front desk for $5.

 

What to Expect:

Upon Check-in you’ll receive a name tag & we will take a photo.

Applicants will be divided into groups depending on which team they are trying out for. A coach will explain how the tryout procedure works in a brief meeting and then make sure everyone in their group has a name tag. Coaches use photos of athletes as a visual reference to ensure we are all talking about the same athlete when we determine team placements. All photos are destroyed immediately after the selection process.

Once the meeting, name tags and photos are complete, interviews will begin.

Climbing & Interviews

Each coach is assigned a list of athletes to interview. When it is your turn to be interviewed, the coach will call your name or come find you. They may ask you to climb specific boulders, or ask you to try certain moves in certain ways. They will ask you some questions about yourself and about why you like to climb.

Each athlete must be interviewed by at least 3 different coaches before leaving the facility. Once an athlete has had 3 interviews, they are able to leave. We experience a high volume of applicants and it helps coaches to do their job more effectively if applicants who have completed our try out process respectfully exit the facility once their hour session is complete.

 

Selection:

After tryouts, coaches will meet to determine the appropriate team placements for all applicants. Once all placements have been decided, coaches will start notifying applicants of the position they have been awarded.

 

Notification:

Applicants will be notified about their team placement over the course of the weekend (September 10 &11). Please check in with your phones regularly.

If for some reason you do not receive any notification about your team placement by Monday, September 12th, please contact the CCC Hanger at 587-230-0189.

 

Youth Team Start Date:

As of Monday, September 12th on the respective nights of each team.

 

Parent  Meetings:

We will host parent info meetings by the end of September. You will receive the date of the meeting by the first practice.

Topics covered:  Days off, Competitions, Parent Volunteer duties, Communication Board, etc…

 

REGISTER for Tryouts HERE.