No children under the age of 5 will be allowed to climb at CityROCK. No exceptions will be made.

YOUTH CLIMBING TEAMS

CityROCK’s Youth Climbing Teams are ongoing, year-round programs designed for kids who are ready to take the next step in climbing. Our teams foster a love of both climbing and the mental and physical challenges climbing can present. Our curriculum focus on advancing technical skill and increasing physical conditioning while maintaining a cooperative environment fuelled by the support of fellow team members. Kids are placed in one of four teams: B Squad, J Squad, T Squad and Z squad. All candidates are asked to meet with a Coach for an assessment. Please email coach@cityrock.co.za to set this up.

Cost for all teams are R880 per kid for 8, 2 hour sessions per month. Excludes gear rental and day pass/monthly membership. The 8 sessions may be attended in succession or twice a week in the dedicated sessions per team.

 

B SQUAD SESSIONS: The B squad sessions are designed for younger children who have already developed a passion for the sport, have a strong desire to improve, and are ready to start working hard! Our curriculum covers everything from basic footwork and body positions to dynamic motion and projecting. Technique lessons are then reinforced with climbing drills and on the wall climbing games. The B Squad program emphasizes establishing a solid foundation of basic technique, as well as a focus on conditioning, including basic cross-training strength drills such as push-ups, pull-ups and core exercises.

Sessions are available Mondays and Tuesdays 3-5pm or Wednesdays 5-7pm.

Pre-req: Kids must have passed their Top Rope belay test and climbing grades 0 -17, aged 7+

 

J SQUAD GROUP SESSIONS: Our J squad is the next step for casual kid climbers who want to learn more. In this program, kids hone skills or learn them if they are newer to the sport of climbing. Focus is on building self-confidence and rock climbing skills through hard work and team support. Coaches emphasize the fundamentals of climbing and fitness in a fun and relaxed environment. Team workouts focus on balance, movement, strength training, communication, and mental strategy.

Sessions are available Mondays and Tuesdays 3-5pm or Wednesdays 5-7pm.

Pre-req: Kids must have passed their Top Rope belay test and climbing grades 17 -21, aged 7+

 

T SQUAD GROUP SESSIONS: Our T squad is a step up from the J squad. In this program, kids will learn a technique or skill, and then will participate in climbing drills that help them understand and retain the knowledge. Practices will often include a short workout involving a series of push, pull and core exercises and harder climbing workouts that build on the techniques they have learned. Focus is also on training for competitions and personal climbing goals.

Sessions are available Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-7pm or Wednesdays 3-5pm.

Pre-req: Kids must have passed their Lead belay test and climbing grades 21 -25, aged 7+

 

Z SQUAD GROUP SESSIONS: The Z squad is focused on training for competitions and personal climbing goals. Climbers concentrate on lead climbing skills, advanced technique, fitness training, and mental preparation. Z squad members join upon coaches’ invitation.

Sessions are available Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-7pm or Wednesdays 3-5pm.

Pre-req: Kids must have passed their Lead belay test and climbing grades 25+, aged 7+