“We have so much to say about team. First, and foremost, the coaching is exceptional. While you have been developing Alexis’s climbing skills, you have also built her self-confidence. This improved self-confidence has gone beyond the gym to school…She thinks of team as her extended family and you have created such a positive environment where team members support and challenge each other to excel. Many times her team members have encouraged her to try for more than she thought was possible. When she succeeds, there is the team cheering. I can honestly say that the climbing team has been a game changer for Alexis.”
“I can’t say enough great things about what climbing and rock spot and [the coaches] have done for Davis physically and mentally. Davis has gained so much confidence due to the climbing. We are so proud that he found his passion and been able to work hard and succeed at climbing…Davis understands the physical and mental challenges of climbing. He is able to face the challenges on both levels and push himself to his limits. He excels on an individual level while being part of a team.”
“Team Rock Spot has great camaraderie and world-class coaching. I’m amazed at the improvements my son’s made. [The coaches] somehow manage to keep things fun, even when they’re putting the kids through herculean workouts.”
“Team Rock Spot provides a way to train through organized climbing, while at the same time making the experience enjoyable.”
“During his time on the team, our son has grown stronger as an athlete and enjoyed great camaraderie with teammates of all ages.”
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What is pre-team?
Pre-team is a place to take your climbing to the next level. Think of this as a JV sport including practices, conditioning, and competitions. This is a great space to grow your passion for climbing while strengthening your skill set and understanding.
This class is ideal for the climber that is self-motivated, a hard worker, passionate about climbing, and is interested in committing to climbing as a sport. Pre-team provides climbers with access to our TEAM ROCK SPOT coaches. In class climbers will dig deeper into technique, conditioning, and philosophies of climbing.
How much of a commitment is pre-team?
We practice as a team 2x a week for an hour and a half. These practices are important to build strength and understanding of the sport. The climbers receive full memberships to the gym and are encouraged to climb on non-practice days as well. Day trips may be taken to other gyms and outdoor locations throughout the year.
Once climbers join pre-team they are invited to begin looking at the world of competitive climbing! Pre-team members are invited to come and watch a local competition and may even be asked to compete with TEAM ROCK SPOT. This participation is dependent on the climbers interest, strength, and understanding. We want to make sure that participants are ready to compete and are excited about it before bringing it to the table.
If you are interested in competing talk to a coach! They will help to create a timeline and plan specific to you.
Is my child ready for the team?
After a few seasons on pre-team you may be ready to step it up to Team, think of that as our varsity alternative. Team is a competitive based program practicing 2-3x a week for 3 hours.
Once we are aware a climber is interested in moving up from pre-team we will create a specific list of goals and a training plan for that individual. Once they are ready we will ask them to join Team Rock Spot!
Team Rock Spot
What is Team Rock Spot?
Our competitive team is a place to take your climbing to the next level. Think of this as a Varsity sport including practices, conditioning, and competitions. This is a great space to continue to grow your passion for climbing while strengthening your skill set and understanding.
You’ve got what it takes! This class is ideal for the climber that is self-motivated, ready to work hard to building strength, passionate about climbing, and interested in committing to climbing as a sport. Team provides climbers with access to our USA Climbing certified coaches year round. With the help of our coaches, climbers will dig deeper into technique, conditioning, and philosophies of climbing.
Team members will supplement their regular training with deepened conditioning, advanced stretching, nutrition guidance, injury prevention training, team outdoor trips, traveling to other gyms, and sleepovers.
For more information please e-mail Kelsey (K.Moore@rockspotclimbing.com) for this years schedule of events and info packet.
How much of a commitment is the team?
We practice as a team 3x a week. These practices are important to build strength and understanding of the sport. These practices will focus on individual and group training in power, endurance, and power endurance in both bouldering and sport climbing. Our climbers receive full memberships to the gym and are encouraged to climb on non-practice days as well.
Team Local Practices – held 2x a week for 3 hours in each gym.
Team Regional Practices – held 1x a week for 2.5 hours, these rotate gyms each week. There will be a practice in MA and RI each week.
Team Divisional Practices – held 1x month with members of Team Rock Spot from all of our gyms. These practices are typically trips or special events.
Other commitments may include: team trips, competitions, and special events.
Once climbers join team they are invited (and encouraged) to join USA Climbing and compete with TEAM ROCK SPOT. Climbers need to attend a minimum of 2 competitions per season to be eligible for regional, divisional, and national championships. These competitions take place mostly on Saturdays in the fall and spring.
We will compete in both Bouldering and Sport climbing competitions throughout the year.
Day trips – will be taken to other gyms and outdoor locations throughout the year.
Week long trips – are taken as a team to Rumney, NH for two weeks in the summer to put our skills to use, continue training, and to grow together as a team. Other large trips may be taken during school vacation weeks.
Team and Pre-Team registration is by invite-only. To arrange an assessment with one of our coaches, please contact us. You may call your local gym, or email:
Kelsey Marotta, Director of Youth Programs