Advanced Youth Team

Advanced Youth Team

Ages 8-16

2019/2020 School Year Climb Team (September 4, 2019 – May 28, 2020) 

Two Options for Team*: 

         Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm


         Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00pm-7:00pm

*You must pick one option and stay with the team practice time for that whole month.  If you’d like to change times/days, you must check to see if we have an opening on that team first.  


         $164/month for non-members*

         $107/month for current Roca members

*price includes a full month of climb team along with a membership to the gym, including all gear rentals


Summer Advanced Youth Team (June-August): TBD

Cost: TBD

Please call the gym (507.218.1500) to see if there are spots available!


What is Advanced Team?: Advanced climbing team is made for youth who are serious about becoming better athletes and climbers!  Each week, team members participate in drills, workouts, and home exercises designed to help them reach their fullest potential.  Our goal is to make participants smarter, stronger, and more competent climbers.  This team is perfect for kids that climb at the 5.9 and 5.10 level.  

What do Advanced Climbers Learn?: Team climbers will learn more advanced climbing skills, like lead climbing.  As part of the Advanced Team, your child will have the opportunity to push their climbing skills to the next level!

Team Benefits: Your child receives full membership to the gym with all member benefits and rental gear while enrolled in Team as well as a free team t-shirt.  Scarpa (climbing shoe company) sponsors our Climb Teams, so your child will be eligible to get a 40% discount (+$5 shipping charge) on any shoe purchases.  We will host up to 3 mini-competitions for our youth team climbers to participate in at our gym.  Youth Climb Team gear (hoodies) are available through Special Order Forms.  

Prerequisites: Climbers will be tested on their belay and knot skills, climbing ability, climbing interest, and coach-ability by one of our team coaches. 


Holiday Practice Policy: On certain Holidays and no school days; Roca may be closed, cancel practice, or have optional practices throughout the year.  Holidays that Roca is closed include; Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.  Optional practice days include; Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, MEA Days, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break (check with your coach on the specific days, as they change from year to year).

Winter Weather Policy: When Rochester Public Schools cancels after school activities, Roca will also cancel our team practices.  Your child has a full membership to the facility, so our coaches, while they hate to miss a practice, encourage all team members to come to the gym and practice on their own (with a parent chaperone) that week as often as possible.  We don’t have any make-ups available due to our teams being full on other days.  If there are multiple practice days within a given month due to winter weather, Roca will host a make-up practice for that team.  Thank you for understanding!

Missed Practice Policy: If your climber misses a practice we do not have any make-ups times available due to our other teams being full.  As coaches we do not like seeing kids missing practices, so we encourage the climber to come in on their own time to make up for their lost practice time.  To aid with this, the coaches have put together some practice material that can be found on the climb team information wall in the facility.

Cancelling Team Membership/Enrollment:  You will be billed monthly while you’re on team, please let us know before the end of the month if your child will not be staying on team the following month.  You can fill out the Member Change Request form or notify us of the cancellation on the iPad kiosks in the gym.