The Hive’s Youth Climbing Teams expand on The Hive’s Youth Recreational Programs to take kids to the next level! Youth climbers may apply for Hornets Recreational or Competitive Teams to explore such aspects of climbing as training, introduction to competition, personal projecting and goal setting in a supportive environment with a group of like-minded peers. We are committed to finding the best fit for any athlete in whatever program suits their interests and motivation best, and look forward to working with youth who share a passion for the fun, challenge and growth climbing offers.
Youth who show enthusiasm for competitive climbing, dedication to regular training, and are supportive team members may be invited to join the The Swarm – our highest level competitive youth team.
The Hornets Recreational Climbing Team expands on The Hive’s Youth Recreational Programs to take kids to the next level! Hornets Rec is a program for youth aged 10-16, who have already taken a recreational program and have a strong drive to improve their climbing, with a positive attitude towards training. This team will meet twice a week for climbing & conditioning sessions.
Athletes will have the option to participate in local competitions if they wish, though it is not required for this program.
Hornets practice being a supportive teammate while working on early stage personal athletic development, exploring training for climbing, spending time on the wall, projecting, and goal setting.
Further questions? Feel free to contact us.
The Hornets Competitive Team is an introduction to a competition-focused climbing team. Hornets Competitive is for youth ages 10-16, with a strong drive to improve their climbing and a curiosity for competition. Focal points include exploring training for climbing, introduction to competition, projecting and goal setting.
Athletes are required to participate in two local competitions per term.
Hornets practice being a supportive teammate while exploring competition climbing & training, spending time on the wall, personal projecting, and goal setting.
The Hive’s highest levels of our competitive youth teams are joined by selection only; base aptitude and dedicated focus must be demonstrated for eligibility. Youth climbers interested in either tier of the Swarm team must be climbing competently and be prepared to dedicate their time and energy to our rigorous training program.
The Swarm has an annual intake for athletes; deadline for submissions is July 31 2020
The Swarm’s National and International tiers are integrated, often training together and always acting as one team at competitions to support each other in achieving their best possible performance that day.
This program is the continuation of our existing structure for committed athletes looking to compete at a national level. National Swarm athletes will continue to train at both Vancouver (Monday & Thursday) and the North Shore (Wednesday & Saturday). Acceptance to this team is based on commitment level, dedication, performance, and abilities.
National Team Training Requirements:
The Swarm International is a small team, limited to 4-6 athletes. Acceptance to and continued participation in the International team is based on proven commitment, dedication, performance, and abilities.
International team training requirements:
Monday: VAN, 4:30-7:30pm
Wednesday: HNS, 5-8pm
Thursday: HVAN 4:30-7:30pm
Saturday: HNS 9:30am-1pm
Tuesday: HNS, 5-8pm
Wednesday: HNS, 5-8pm
Thursday: HNS 5-8pm
Saturday: HNS 9:30am-1pm
Christian was born and raised in Savona, Italy. He has spent 24 years as a member of the Italian National Team, where he won numerous Italian Championships, four Italian Cups, two World Cups, and was the Bouldering World Champion in 2003, just to name a few of his incredible achievements.
On top of being an immensely driven athlete, he is also a highly skilled climbing trainer, and coached the Italian Youth National Team for over 2 years.
Christian balances his love for training with climbing outdoors. He has established new boulders all over Italy including his most notable first ascent “Gioia” (rated V16/8C+) located in Varazze, Italy.
Looking to contact Christian? Drop him a line at email@example.com
Leor grew up on the West Coast, right here in Vancouver, and brings a diverse background in youth leadership and experiential education from her many summers leading the charge at Camp Miriam on Gabriola Island. Leor grew up playing an assortment of sports, including a stint on a competitive swim team before finally finding climbing in her last year of high school.
While she enjoys the puzzle-like challenges of bouldering, what keeps Leor coming back is the climbing community. It has shown her the fun and adventure climbing can bring, all the while testing her physical and mental limits.
Having thrived in various positions within The Hive’s Education Department, Leor now works with The Swarm youth competitive team to support these young athletes in setting and achieving their goals – Leor gets really excited about strength and conditioning training.
When she is not coaching or climbing, you can find Leor eating an unusual number of energy bars, biking around town, swimming, listening to music, or hanging out in the forest.
Contact Leor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff comes to the Hive with an extensive background in high performance sport, more specifically Gymnastics. He was a very active coach producing several national champions while coaching both in private clubs as well as the Head Coach for the UBC Men and Women’s varsity gymnastics teams. In addition to coaching, he was a also a Lecturer in the School of Human Kinetics, teaching Movement Education, Developmental Gymnastics and Qualitative Analysis of Individual Sport and Dance.
While working at UBC Jeff was exposed to climbing on a small outdoor wall and was immediately hooked. He has now been involved in climbing for over 27 years and is known mostly for his work developing new climbs in Squamish where he and his friend Glenn Payan developed hundreds of new climbs for others to enjoy. Doing things in the opposite direction to most, he then gravitated towards indoor climbing and it wasn’t long before he was approached to work with competitive climbers, specifically in the areas of strength and flexibility development.
Jeff is very excited to be working with The Hive in the development of a happy, healthy, holistic competitive climbing program where all participants feel supported in striving to achieve their goals.
Looking to contact Jeff? Drop him a line at email@example.com
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