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Competitive

Youth Climbing Teams

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. 

hornets | rec 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 | Rec Team details

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.

Requirements

  • Participants must be able to commit to two sessions per week.
  • Participants should be familiar with basic to intermediate climbing skills and language.
  • Participants must have completed a minimum of one Youth Recreational Program at The Hive or similar at another facility.
  • Applications must be submitted online; in-person climbing assessment is required prior to intake.

space & schedule

  • Hornets Rec Teams run at each facility individually; climbers will commit to one home facility per term
  • Spaces are limited and registration is subject to availability
  • This program follows our typical Youth Recreational Program calendar. Terms run from September to December, January to March, and April to June. Prices will fluctuate based on the length of each term.
  • Assessment dates are coordinated with the facility’s Education Coordinator following application.

Further questions? Feel free to contact us.

hornets | comp team

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 | comp team

Hornets practice being a supportive teammate while exploring competition climbing & training, spending time on the wall, personal projecting, and goal setting.

requirements

  • Participants in the Hornets Competitive Team must be able to commit to three sessions per week; climbers will commit to one home facility per term
  • Participants must have completed a minimum of one Hive Youth Recreational Program or similar prior to intake
  • Participants should be climbing at an intermediate level
  • Applications must be submitted online; in-person climbing assessment is required prior to intake

space & applications

  • Spaces are limited and registration is subject to availability
  • Terms run from September to December, January to March, and April to June. Prices will fluctuate based on the length of each term
  • Upon completing the application form and expect to hear from your facility’s Education Coordinator for assessment dates

swarm competitive

The Hive’s highest level youth competitive team is joined by selection only; base aptitude and dedicated focus must be demonstrated for eligibility. Youth climbers interested in the competitive team must be climbing competently and be prepared to dedicate their time and energy to our rigorous training program.

MEET THE SWARM COACHES

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 christian@hiveclimbing.com

Competitive Climbing Director

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 jeff@hiveclimbing.com

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