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Youth Climbing Teams

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BKBEASTS

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 divided into small groups (according to skill level) to provide personal attention and a tailored experience for each individual. Teams range from 1:5 to 1:3 coach-to-climber ratios and are available to youth ages 7-18.

The BKBeasts practice and train year round, including two USAC [USA Climbing] competition seasons: Bouldering and Sport and Speed seasons.

Bouldering Season

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

Sport and Speed Season

  • Top rope, sport, and speed climbing
  • February to May (12 weeks of training and local competition)
  • Sport and Speed National Championships for qualifying competitors in July

Summer Season
July to September training continues outside of the season. At this time, Beasts focus on conditioning and preparing for the upcoming seasons.

Team Tryouts
Tryouts are held prior to the start of each season, and selection is based on the team descriptions and criteria listed below. Please note the following:

  • BKBeast 101’s: New participants must tryout for placement and assessment. Existing participants must tryout at the start of each Fall season.
  • BKBeast Club Team: New participants must tryout for placement and assessment. Existing participants must tryout at the start of each Fall season.
  • BKBeast Competitive Team: New participants to the Competitive team must tryout for placement and assessment. Existing participants must tryout at the start of each Fall season.
  • Advanced Competitive Team: Selection offered by invite only. Existing participants must attend general tryouts at the start of each Fall season to remain on the team.

BKBeasts Team Membership Information

  • Full Facility Access included for all BKBeast Members
  • 2 guest passes per month
  • Exclusive access to special events, workshops, and programming
  • All monthly memberships are Monthly Auto Pay (MAP) and require credit card on file
  • Brooklyn Boulders awards BKBeast scholarships to members of the youth climbing community who are in need of financial assistance.
  • For more information please contact the Head Coach via leah.balagopal@brooklynboulders.com

BKBeasts 101

1 Practice/Week: Tuesday 4:30-6:30pm

$219/Month

Welcome, young beasts. This is our entry level team for ages 7-10. The 101 program is all about having fun while making friends and learning the foundations of climbing technique. We use a combination of climbing games and movement lessons, as well as the introduction of some training elements, to keep these BKBeasts excited and engaged while they grow as climbers. 101 team ability levels can range from beginner to intermediate, and kids are broken into groups accordingly, ensuring they’re given progressive curriculum that meets their needs for a lifetime of recreational climbing or preparation for competition and our competitive teams.

Practice is 1 day per week for two hours with a 1:5 coach-to-climber ratio. Competition experience or interest not required

Entry onto BKBeast teams is based on space availability and tryout requirements:

Tryout Assessment for 101 BKBeasts:

Soft Skills:

  • Ability to follow directions
  • Listening skills and coachability
  • Ability to work with other kids and be a team player
  • Willingness to try harder things

Hard Skills:

  • Ability to stay on-route (not rainbow climb)
  • **If hard skills not met, Kids Academy may be recommended for another team cycle

BKBeasts Club Team

2 Practices/Week: Thursday 5:00-7:00pm + Sunday 11:30am-1:30pm

$395/Month

Love climbing? Join the club. 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. For teens new to climbing, a year of Club Team may provide a strong foundation to make the transition to our competitive program or continue on a lifelong journey of recreational climbing. Practices are 2 days a week for two hours at a 1:5 coach-to-climber ratio.

Entry onto BKBeast teams is based on space availability and tryout requirements:

Tryout Assessment for Club Team BKBeasts:

Soft Skills:

  • We ask that Club team members have a growth mindset for climbing and want to progress
  • **If there is no desire to progress, Teen Academy may be recommended

Hard Skills:

  • Ability to stay on-route (not rainbow climb)

BKBeasts Competitive Team

2 or 3 Practices/Week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:30-7:00pm (Wednesday is mandatory for all CT and X2 members elect either Monday or Friday as their second day).

2 day @ $469, 3 day @ $509/month

The Competitive Team is reserved for young climbers with a love for climbing, competition, and a desire to develop a high level of climbing ability. The training program focuses not only on developing physical and mental strength, technical proficiency, and knowledge of competition formats, but also on team building and having fun! Ability levels for the competitive team range from intermediate to advanced. Practices are 2 or 3 days a week for two and a half hours at a 1:4 coach-to-climber ratio.

Competitive Team climbers:

  • Must climb/train 1+ days outside of sanctioned BKBeast practice/training
  • Have a commitment to year round climbing and physical fitness
  • Demonstrate a high level of self motivation to work towards seasonal competitive goals
  • Exhibit a high level of technical proficiency, movement skills, and understanding on the climbing wall
  • Demonstrate a willingness to adhere to the BKBeast’s Behavioral Standard (on and off the wall)
  • Must compete at USAC Regionals during each season
  • Have a desire to compete at a Divisional and National level

Entry onto BKBeast teams is based on space availability and tryout requirements:

Tryout Assessment for Competitive Team BKBeasts:

Soft Skills:

  • Ability to follow directions
  • Listening skills and coachability
  • Ability to work with other kids and be a team player
  • Willingness to try harder things

Hard Skills:

  • Have to be an established intermediate climber

BKBeasts Advanced Competitive Team

4 Practices/Week: Not Currently Offered

$545/Month

When we say competitive, we mean it. This team consists of young climbers who not only display the highest level of climbing ability, but also a relentless perseverance and commitment to training and to the sport. Practices are held three days a week for two and a half hours at a 1:3 coach-to-climber ratio. Individual curricula and training plans will be designed by the coaching staff for each climber based on their seasonal climbing goals.

Selection for the Advanced Competitive Team is by invite only. Our coaching staff will select team members who have consistently demonstrated exceptional ability and motivation during the previous season, or will identify new talent during the Competitive Team tryouts.

Advanced Competitive Team climbers:

  • Must climb/train 2+ days outside of sanctioned BKBeast practice/training
  • Have a commitment to year round climbing and physical fitness
  • Demonstrate a high level of self motivation to work towards seasonal competitive goals
  • Exhibit a high level of technical proficiency, movement skills, and understanding on the climbing wall
  • Demonstrate a willingness to adhere to the BKBeast’s Behavioral Standard (on and off the wall)
  • Must compete at USAC Regionals during each season
  • Must have an established history of climbing at a Divisional and/or National level

** Invitation onto the BKBeast Advanced Competitive team is based on space availability, overall team dynamic and a team members competition placement and practice performance over a full calendar year as a BKBeast.

Questions? Contact Head Coach, leah.balagopal@brooklynboulders.com

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