Youth

Youth

5:37 pm by Annie Osenbaugh

We’ve taken something kids have always loved, climbing, and built engaging educational experiences designed to teach skills like problem solving, concentration, movement, and spacial awareness. We’re meticulous about creating interactive programs on and off our walls that leave children with a stronger sense of self-confidence, expanded social skills, and experience building their will to try, fail and try again.

Youth Programs

Summer Adventures

We are committed to abiding by all local, state, and federal guidelines and will be unable to offer Summer Adventures this month.  Our teams are working to reopen Summer Adventures in August with reduced class limits, new rules, and a modified schedule to keep our community healthy.

Youth Programs on Pause

As climbers, we take risk mitigation seriously, and we want everyone returning to our spaces to feel confident. To ensure adequate social distancing, the following programs will also remain paused for the time being: Kids Academy, Teen Academy, Birthday Parties, and Private Youth Groups.

 

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BKBeasts Overview

From beginners to National Champions in the making, The BKBeasts Climbing Team is 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 + Speed seasons.

 

Tryouts are held prior to the start of each season (February/September)

Types of Beasts

Price and practice schedule varies by facility. Entry onto BKBeast teams is based on space availability and tryout requirements.

Ages 7 – 10

BKBeast 101

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

 

The 101 program is all about having fun while making friends and learning the foundations of climbing technique.

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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.

 

Spring Season: February 15th – May 15th

Fall Season September 15th – December 15th

Optional off-season participation: May 15th – September 15th, December 15th – February 15th 

Ages 11 – 18

BKBeast Club Team

Practices are 2 days a week for two hours at a 1:5 coach-to-climber ratio.

 

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.

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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. 

 

 

Spring Season: February 15th – May 15th

Fall Season September 15th – December 15th

Optional off-season participation: May 15th – September 15th, December 15th – February 15th

Age ranges based on USAC categories

BKBeast Competitive Team

Practices are 2 or 3 days a week for 2.5 hours at a 1:4 coach-to-climber ratio.

 

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.

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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. 

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

 

Competition Season: September 15th – May 15th

Optional off-season participation: May 15th – September 15th

Age ranges based on USAC categories

BKBeast Advanced Competitive Team

Practices are held three days a week for 2.5 hours at a 1:3 coach-to-climber ratio.

 

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.

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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.

 

Competition Season: September 15th – May 15th

Optional off-season participation: May 15th – September 15th

BKBeast Membership Includes
  • Unlimited Facility Access
  • 2 Guest Passes Per Month
  • Exclusive access to special events, workshops, and programming
  • Access to scholarships for members of the youth climbing community who are in need of financial assistance.

Family Membership

The rumors are true! Now you can join the BKB family as a family.
Come climb, play, and grow alongside your loved ones with a Family Membership* at Brooklyn Boulders.

 

*Available for families with children 17 and under.

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