Rocknasium Team Program
Rocknasium was founded in 1992, and since then we have proudly maintained our commitment to being a welcoming, safe and fun ambassador for the sport of rock climbing. Our team program exemplifies our commitment to providing an enjoyable and educational rock climbing experience to children of all ages and skill levels. Rocknasium kids programs range from our Wednesday Junior Team that introduces the sport through climbing and fun activities, to our Team Rocknasium that stresses technique and fitness while training its members to compete on a national stage if they choose. Whatever your child’s age, skill level, and goals Rocknasium has a program that will suit your needs!
Over the years Rocknasium has helped to produce word class professional climbers such as Beth Rodden, who as a result of her skill, passion and dedication to the sport travels the world exploring new cultures as well as pushing the limits in climbing of what it thought to be possible. It is through it’s Team program that Rocknasium has and continues to produce such motivated and talented climbers. The Rocknasium Team program gives kids and young adults the opportunity to hone and advance their climbing skills through the guidance of accomplished climbing coaches all within a group of their peers. At practice we encourage hard work, problem solving, patience, perseverance, and of course, FUN.
WHO SHOULD JOIN?
As a three-tiered program, the Rocknasium Team program is suitable for all climbers age 6 to 18, with any level of climbing experience. The three-tier program allows a young climber at any skill level to join and advance through the program. All that is required to join is enthusiasm and energy.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Practices begin with a light warm-up and stretching, followed by a rigorous full-body work out, then climbing exercises. Our practices are casual in the sense that we, the coaches, are not there to “crack the whip,” rather we are there as facilitators of climbing progression. We are not interested in creating robots, but we will offer guidance when needed but most enjoy seeing the young climbers learn from self-discovery and interaction with their teammates.
Furthermore, some of our “Team Rocknasium” members are active competition climbers. To that end, we as coaches encourage our kids to take advantage of and have fun at national, regional, and local climbing circuits. Organizations like USA Climbing and the American Bouldering Series (ABS), run well-structured competition series’ each year.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TEAMS?
—Rocknasium Junior Team (Wednesdays, 4:00 to 5:30 pm OR Fridays, 4:00 to 5:30 pm):
The Rocknasium Junior Team is designed for climbers age 6 to 11 and provides a fun introduction to climbing, group interaction, and exercise for the young climber. Climbing relays, group stretches, team-building games, and various other activities incorporate fun, excercise, and community in the Junior Team.
—Rocknasium Youth Team (Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30 OR Thursdays, 4:00 to 5:30 pm):
Designed for climbers age 11 to 14, the Rocknasium Youth Team assists in developing a young climber’s climbing skills, physical fitness, and team skills. Stretching, exercise routines, and climbing workshops help advance a climber’s ability and confidence in his/her climbing skill set and physical fitness.
—Team Rocknasium (Mondays, 5:00-7:00 pm):
Designed for climbers age 14 to 18, Team Rocknasium is designed for more experienced climbers who wish to take their climbing ability to a new level and even be ready for competition (if they want)!
WANT TO JOIN?
Monthly team fees are $50 per month and includes the unlimited climbing of a regular Rocknasium membership (a $34 value), PLUS the one structured coaching session per week, PLUS free gear rental for all scheduled practices!
New team members are welcome to try a team session out for free. Stop by Rocknasium to sign your child up today!
Congratulations to Team Rocknasium!
The 2013 competition season was a big one for us because Team Rocknasium took home the championship trophy in the Northern California Youth Climbing League! Here’s a big congratulations to all of the climbers on the team and their coaches – Scout, Sage, and Jade Taylor, Hannah, Elena and Will Siemens, Chloe Sommer, Everett Sloane, Adam Schroth, Shea Rusakowicz, Sean and Rhys Mahoney, Zoe Chin, and coaches Charlie Ibsen and Imani Latif.