The 2012/2013 Season is in progress.
If you feel like your child is a good fit for Team ABC, please contact Coach Robyn at email@example.com to set up an evaluation. Our experienced coaches will help place your child in the program that is right for them.
The ABC Kid’s Climbing Youth Teams are after school programs focused on turning kids into psyched and dedicated climbers. The ABC Kid’s Climbing team has made its presence known at Regional, Divisional and National level competitions for both bouldering and roped climbing.
ABC Tryout FAQs
Q: Tryouts make me nervous!
A: Tryouts are a natural part of being an athlete. ABC is always a fun and supportive atmosphere. No matter what happens, you will come away motivated and encouraged. Just trying out is a great experience in itself and will enrich your athletic experience. We encourage everyone to try out.
Q: Who is going to try out?
A: Everyone. It doesn’t matter if you have just arrived in town or have been on ABC’s Elite Team for years. Every athlete must try out to be on a team. Inclusion on an ABC team is not automatic.
Q: Why is ABC asking kids to try out?
A: Tryouts are a natural part of any athletic team. More importantly, it gives ABC Coaches a chance to individually meet with and assess each kid. Assessment provides us with important information and helps us prepare a more tailored training program for our athletes, both individually and as a whole. It is also a great time for parents to meet with us and ask questions and have a conversation.
Q: What if I try out and don’t make it or don’t make the team I want to be on?
A: Our coaches at ABC have the experience to place you exactly where you should be. We are the only climbing gym that focuses just on youth, and our coaches are also the only coaches in the area that focus exclusively on youth. Placing you exactly where you should be will help you grow into this sport. Kids who are pushed too hard too fast never last and kids who aren’t fully engaged get bored and drop out.
Q: What if I think I should be on a higher-level team than where I was placed?
A: Show us how wrong we were — that’s up to you. We’d love to be pleasantly surprised.
Q: What if I try out and don’t make any teams?
A: ABC has a ton of programs and one of them is meant for you.
Q: What if I have potential but not a lot of training?
A: ABC can spot potential. We love potential. A good attitude is also important as we truly are “teams” and we provide encouragement for each other, for other teams, and show respect for our sponsors and coaches. An ABC athlete is a respectful athlete. In turn, we will respect and listen to you as well.
Q: Should I train for tryouts?
A: Training is always a good idea. It’s important to have goals and to work towards them. Check the ABC website (ww.abckidsclimbing.com) for open gym times or call up one of our coaches for a private one-on-one coaching session.
Q: I have a question that wasn’t answered here.
A: Email Coach Robyn Raboutou at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to learn more about our teams? Use the drop down Teams menu (above) to explore each level–Elite, Advanced Plus, Advanced, Pre Team II/III, Pre Team I, and Hot Shots. You will learn about the skills, goals, and training schedules of each team and see profiles, photos, video, and more from existing team athletes. You can also just click here: ABC Teams!