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Team VE

Junior Team | Intermediate Team | Advanced Team | Twin Cities Elite Team

On our competitive Climb Teams for youth, we challenge and encourage each child to come into their own as an independent, responsible, and respectful climber. Our goal is to create better climbers socially, mentally, and physically. We believe that the most effective way to bring out the best in young athletes is to promote an environment of devoted mentorship as they learn, grow, and excel with other children who are dealing with similar challenges, both on the wall and in their daily lives.

 

JUNIOR TEAM

Junior Team is designed to build a solid foundation of rock climbing skills for youth. It is suited for climbers that would like to take their climbing beyond a recreational level, and are interested in competitive climbing, outdoor climbing, and training basics. Coaches help develop top rope belaying skills and focus strongly on movement and technique essentials

 

Price: $180/month (billed on the 5th of each month)- Price includes VE All Access Membership

Prerequisites: Team Skills Assessment

INTERMEDIATE TEAM

Intermediate Team is for athletes who are ready to take their climbing skills to the next level. Two days of practice a week are required, and we encourage a third day of individual climbing outside of practice. Climbers must be ready to spend considerable time sport lead climbing, bouldering, and climbing related core workouts and training exercises. These climbers will be expected to compete in USAC-sanctioned competitions through Regionals, explore climbing outdoors, and look to a future with the Advanced Team.

Price: $250/month (billed on the 5th of each month)- Price includes VE All Access Membership

Prerequisites:  Team Skills Assessment

ADVANCED TEAM

Advanced Team is an important step in our Team tiers, as it prepares athletes for a more rigorous practice format and sets the stage for the heightened physical and mental demands of Elite Team. This Team is for athletes who have their sights set on competing up to the USAC Divisional Championships level and builds a solid foundation for increased intensity in strength and power training, added workouts, and increased focus on skill and technique acquisition.

 

Price: $300/month (billed on the 5th of each month)- Price includes VE All Access Membership

Prerequisites: Team Skills Assessment

TWIN CITIES ELITE TEAM

Elite Team travels and trains at all Twin Cities VE locations that has a more rigorous practice format and heightened physical and mental demands. This Team is for athletes who are competing at a national level. Customized training that builds increased intensity in strength and power training, focused on-wall workouts, and accelerated skill + technique acquisition through drills. Athletes will be expected to keep detailed progress journals and training logs and will be held to a higher standard of accountability. They will be leaders in the climbing community and stewards in & out of the Team program.

Price: $350/month (billed on the 5th of each month)- Price includes VE All Access Membership

Prerequisites: Invitation to Elite Team Tryouts

Private Coaching

Individual Coaching Lessons are for youth who want more one-on-one coaching to develop skills, conquer fears, breakthrough on climbing ability level, hone technique, or get extra strength or power training focus. 

USA CLIMBING

USA Climbing's Youth Series provides competition for athletes ages 19 and under. If you are interested in learning more information about USA Climbing, rules and regulations, visit us by clicking here! 

PARENT HANDBOOK

Get all the information you need all in one place! Save or download this pdf, or visit us here to get the most up to date info. Still have questions? Call or visit your local facility and our friendly staff will help. 

YOUTH CLIMBING Club

Our Youth Climbing Clubs offer kids a relaxed, age-appropriate program where they can enjoy the sport and climb with friends. It is more akin to an afterschool activity and is non-competitive in nature. There are no prerequisites to join. Clubs meet once per week and are supervised by Vertical Endeavors staff members who also run activities, games, and challenges during Club. The price of Club includes staffing at a ratio of 1:10 and any necessary rental equipment during the weekly program but does not include a VE Membership. All club participants have the opportunity to add on a membership to their club for $25 for home facility only and $35 for all access. The club prices listed below reflect monthly payments.

Join at anytime!

Base Club Ages 6-9

Base Club is for the youngest little climbers (ages 6-9) who want to learn the basics in a community setting and have fun! This program is focused on the fundamentals, to introduce your child to the fast-growing sport of rock climbing. During practices, instructors focus the energy of the group into exciting climbing activities, while building appreciation for teamwork and taking direction.

 

Price: $110/month

Peak Club Ages 10-13

Peak Club is our option for youth (ages 10-13) that wish to partake in recreational climbing alongside their peers, without the emphasis on training and competition that exists on Team. The participants have the option of learning how to belay from one of our qualified club coaches. Basic technique and movement concepts will be covered, along with participation in group games and team building activities.

Price: $110/month

Varsity Club Ages 14-18

Varsity Club is our option for youth (ages 14-18) that want to climb alongside their peers, with an emphasis on staying active and being connected to the climbing community without the competition-focus that exists on Team. The participants have the option of learning how to belay from one of our qualified club coaches. Basic technique and movement concepts will be covered, along with participation in group games and team building activities.

Price: $110/month

VARSITY LEAGUE AT VEG

Varsity League is designed for athletes who participate in multiple sports and need flexibility in their schedule to support these other commitments. This non-competitive league is great for those who want to focus on building confidence and exploring different climbing styles, all while working towards building strength and achieving individualized goals.

Price: $180/month (billed on the 5th of each month)- Price includes VE All Access Membership

Dates: Mondays 4-6pm

To Sign Up: Visit the Glendale Heights facility or email us at vegteam@verticalendeavors.com to sign up or learn more!

TEAM & CLUB COACHES

Bloomington

Jake_1

Jake

Head Team Coach

EmilyJ_1

Emily

Team Coach

Graham_1

Graeme

Team Coach

Emily_1

Emily O.

Team Coach

Cheyenne_1

Cheyenne

Team Coach

Susie_1

Suzie

Team Coach

Brendan_2

Brendan

Team Coach

Minneapolis

Carol_1

Carol

Head Team Coach

Emma_1

Emma

Team Coach

Laura_1

Laura

Team Coach

Cameron_1

Cameron

Team Coach

Peter_1

Peter

Team Coach

Sea

Sea

Club Coach

Brendan_2

Brendan

Team Coach

All participants must sign our Liability Waiver and Rules Agreement.