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Youth Teams

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The BKBeasts train in two consecutive twelve-week seasons: American Bouldering Series Fall Season (ABS) and Sport Climbing Series Spring Season (SCS).


From beginners to National Champions in training, The BKBeasts Climbing Team is a program created specifically for young climbers who want to progress while training in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. The team is split into small groups according to skill level, providing personal attention and a tailored experience for each individual.


  • Ages 8–18
  • Four sections with 1:5 or 1:3 coach to climber ratio
  • More about Youth Teams

American Bouldering Series Fall Season

  • Bouldering
  • September to December (12 weeks of training and local competition)
  • ABS National Championships for qualifying competitors in February

Sport Climbing Series Spring Season (SCS)

  • Tope rope and sport climbing
  • February to May (12 weeks of training and local competition)
  • SCS National Championships for qualifying competitors in July



Beast 101 Team – $600/Beast

This is our entry level team for ages 7-10. The 101 program is all about having fun while making friends and learning new skills. We use lots of climbing and games, as well as the slow introduction of some training elements to keep these Beasts excited and interested while they grow as climbers. This program provides everything needed to get on the path to National Championships or a lifetime of recreational climbing.

  • Practice Mondays from 4:30PM-6:30PM

  • Full facility membership for the season

Club Team – $800/Beast

The Club Team program is for kids ages 11-18. Here, climbers will get the boost in focus and fitness they need to reach their goals and enjoy recreational climbing at whichever level they’d like to pursue. The focus of Club Team is an exploration of personal limits through creativity and climbing; pushing ourselves outside our comfort zones and into the land of innovation and growth through: goal setting, skill-building, camaraderie and personal commitment. While competition is not a requirement of this team, club members can choose to attend competitions along with members of the Junior Competitive and Competitive Training teams.

  • Practice Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:30pm

  • Full facility access for the 12 week season

  • Focus on goal setting, personal commitment to climbing and fun!

Jr. Competitive Team – $1,000/Beast

The Jr. Comp team is reserved for young climbers with a love for climbing and a desire to develop a high level of climbing ability. The training program focuses not only on developing physical/mental strength, technical proficiency, and competition formats, but also on team building and having fun! Practices are two days a week at a 1:4 coach-to-climber ratio.

Climbers who attend tryouts  for the Junior Competitive Team will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Bouldering – Onsite V3/Redpoint V4 +

  • Rope Climbing – Onsite 5.10/ Redpoint 5.11 +

  • Interaction with potential team-mates and coaches while projecting a climb

  • Must climb 1+ days outside of sanctioned BKBeast practice/training.

  • Have a commitment to year round climbing and physical fitness.

  • Exhibit a basic  level of technical movement and understanding of skills on the climbing wall.

  • Demonstrate a willingness to adhere to BKBeast’s Behavioral Standard on and off the wall

  • Have a desire to compete at the local, regional and divisional level.

Team Information

  • Practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-7:00pm

  • Full gym membership for the season

  • Sponsorship from Adidas

  • 1:4 coach to climber ratio – specialized coaching based on your climbers long and short term goals.