Grand Valley Climbing

Teams

GVC Youth Programs – Fall/Winter 2019 

Membership is required for all youth programs except the little rockers & home school teams.

GVC Little Rockers 

Age: 7 years and younger
(no experience required)

Our Little Rocker’s program is a great way to introduce your kids to climbing as a family activity! Our knowledgeable staff works with both kids and parents in this program – both in teaching the kids how to climb, and supporting the parents in learning how to belay and use our facility as a family. This is a weekly program. 

 

Class Schedule:
Friday

Team Expectations:

  • Have fun!
  • Positive attitudes

Prerequisites: Parent/Guardians must be present and involved.

Pricing: $50/month

GVC Young Rockers

Age: 7 years – 11 years
(no experience required)

Our Kid’s Club is the perfect program to introduce kids ages 10 and under to rock climbing! We teach kids the fundamentals of climbing through a supportive, game based environment. Our experienced staff is focused on making climbing fun and engaging for kids while teaching the necessary physical and mental skills of climbing. This is a great program to develop your child’s climbing skill, safety awareness, and self-confidence.


Class Schedule:
Tuesdays and Fridays
6:00 pm – 7:30 
pm

Team Expectations:

  • Have fun!
  • Positive attitudes

Prerequisites:

  • Current GVC waiver and orientation on file

Pricing:
Membership is required 

$50/month + membership

GVC Recreational Climbing Program

Age: 11 years and older
(no experience necessary)

Our after-school youth program is a great place for climbers 11 and older to work on their skills in a non-competitive and supportive environment. Climbers will learn the physical techniques of climbing in a fun, attentive environment, as well as the necessary safety procedures for roped climbing. Our coaching staff is focused on teaching kids how to learn to climb while having fun and staying safe!

Class Schedule:
Tuesdays and Fridays
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Team Expectations:

  • Have fun!
  • Positive attitudes

Prerequisites:

  • Current GVC waiver and orientation on file
  • Current dues paid

Pricing:
Membership is required 

 $100/month + membership
Sibling discount: $75/month + membership

GVC Competition Team

Age: 8 years – 18 years
(previous experience required)

Team GVC is our program for experienced climbers who are actively competing in the USA Climbing Competition circuit. Our professional coaching staff focuses on training athletes for regional, divisional, and national level competitions for bouldering, lead, and speed climbing.


Class Schedule:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
4:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Team Expectations:

  • Being consistently on time
  • Demonstration of teamwork and sportsmanship
  • Attendance of local and regional competitions
  • On time registration for competitions
  • Registration as member of USA Climbing
  • No unexcused absences

Prerequisites:

  • Interview with head coach (new members)
  • Seasonal agreement -> August – December
  • Ability to focus on direction, determination to succeed
  • Climbing background
  • Current GVC documentation

Pricing:
Membership is required 

$125/month + membership
Sibling discount: $100/month + membership

Home School Team

Age: all ages
(no experience necessary)

Starts: September 9, 2019.


The mission of the Grand Valley Climbing Team is to nurture and challenge young climbers as they learn new technical skills, engage in physical activity, and explore what it means to be a member of the climbing community. We embrace challenge, because challenge offers us an opportunity to grow. We encourage everyone, because everyone deserves the support of the community. We foster an environment of respect and acceptance, because everyone is an equal member of our community. Your kids will focus on problem solving, skill retention, and creative exploration while introducing basic climbing techniques. Our talented instructor will encourage students to grow at their own pace while proving guidance to enhance skills.

Class Schedule:
Monday
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Team Expectations:

  • Have fun!
  • Positive attitudes

Prerequisites:

  • Current GVC waiver and orientation on file

Pricing:
$50/month 

TEAM STAFF

Head Coaches: Mike Kimmel & Cody Abshear

Lead Instructors: Pasquale, Camille, Katie, Ryan, Larkin 

Junior Coaches: Cayden, Allison, Ryenn