Highball Youth Squad

December 21, 2017 5:00 pm
After a successful 3-month pilot, we are pleased to announce the official launch of our new Youth Climbing Squad.

‘Youth Squad’ has been created to bring together talented young climbers to learn, improve and achieve their individual climbing goals. It is the pinnacle or our Youth Development Program and features four progressive tiers, Foundation, Development, Performance and Competition, each with their own selection criteria.

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To be selected for Youth Squad, you will need to attend a recruitment day; these will take place at least two times a year. Recruitment days are essentially ‘open trials’ and we welcome applications from all young climbers who meet the following criteria (For 2017-18):

  • Born 1999 to 2006
  • Climbing for at least 6 months
  • Achieved at least NICAS / NIBAS level 3, or can demonstrate comparable knowledge, ability and behaviour
  • Committed to climbing at least 2 times a week
  • Has entered at least 2 local or regional competitions
  • Can commit to an ongoing program for minimum 3 months
  • Focused on their own development and supports their team mates

Aspirant squad members can develop the required skills and techniques by attending our Youth Academy, or attending equivalent clubs and courses run by external providers, e.g. schools and other climbing centres.


We’re mega psyched for our first Recruitment Day and have

Date: Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Time: 10:00 to 16:00

Location: Highball Climbing Centre

Cost: £20 + £15 per additional sibling (includes lunch and refreshments)

For full details, information pack and application form, go to our new Youth Squad page.

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