Please call or text Wills Young, with questions about our climbing club and team coaching program: 760-920-5348 (cell). For training camps, or climbing camps, please see the tab below. Members of other teams who are competing in the USA Climbing series of competitions are welcome to join our training camps, outdoor climbing camps, and trips. For rates, see below or call Wills Young.
Club and team programs are headed up by world-renowned climbing coaches, Lisa Rands (former world number one in competitive bouldering) and her husband Wills Young. We offer youth climbers an organized, but fun way to access an exciting lifestyle sport that will engage them both mentally and physically for the rest of their lives. Climbing club or team members must attend at least one coaching session per week.
As many will know, climbing is now an Olympic sport, being included for the first time in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Ultimately for those that have the interest and dedication, we focus our coaching toward competitions sanctioned by USA Climbing (the national governing body of competition climbing in the United States), so that athletes can gain national ranking, with potential to advance to the US Climbing Team, and potentially to Olympic events.
Coaching rates begin at $75 per month for gym members for one session per week first participant with 10 percent discount for any additional sibling; $140 per month for two sessions per week, 10 percent discount for additional sibling. Currently times are 4-5 pm Tuesday and Friday–willing to expand for those wanting longer sessions or additional. The coaching fees are in addition to the gym membership. Please read more in the tabs below.
We offer time-slots at earlier hours and a little longer session for those club members who are homeschool students. Currently Tuesdays and Thursdays 2pm – 3:30 pm. Homeschool Club rates begin at $90 per month for one session per week first participant with 10 percent discount for any additional sibling; $160 per month for two sessions per week, 10 percent discount for additional sibling. Drop-ins are available. Call/text Wills Young with questions: 760-920-5348.
For people who are truly motivated to improve. Rates begin at $120 per month in addition to gym membership (membership options include individual or family). Rates increase with more sessions per week. We coach Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Team members may attend from one to four times per week. Sessions include approximately 1/2 hour of stretching and conditioning. One of the biggest benefits to being a team member is the opportunity to join our Saturday trips at special team-member rates, which include the opportunity to climb outside under the supervision of the instructors as well as to visit different gyms around the region. Team members are expected to represent the gym at competitive events. See more info below.
Competing with the Climbing Team:
The most dedicated competitors get coaching two to four times per week. We prepare team members for USA Climbing Regional Championships in sport climbing and bouldering. We require a commitment from team members through the end of the season, following the schedule of USA Climbing, which is the governing body of sport climbing in the United States (sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee). Team members will prepare for competitions from local to national in which they receive a national ranking.
Those who excel can take their skills all the way to the national team and on to international competitions. Ultimately, USA Climbing ranking will determine the members of the United States Olympic climbing team. We are proud to be Team Regional Champions and to be coaching several Regional and Divisional Champions, and one four-time National Champion.