Elite Youth Team

Elite Youth Team

Ages 12-18 (Invitation Only)

2019/2020 School Year Climb Team (September 3, 2019 through May 30, 2020) 

Practice Times/Days:

        Tuesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm and Saturdays 8:00am-11:00am

Cost: 

         $179/month for non-members*

         $122/month for current members

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


Summer Elite Youth Team (June – August): TBD

Cost: TBD

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


What is Elite Team?  Elite Team is designed for committed climbers!  Our USA certified climbing coaches carefully craft individually tailored workouts in order to push team members to their limits, while helping the climbers meet their individual climbing goals.

Our Elite Team is a competitive climbing team, requiring team members to participate in local and regional competitions.  Our coaches are extremely committed to making you the best climber you can be!

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: Invitation only and skills evaluation


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 cancel 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 is a pattern where an entire team is losing 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.