GCC Youth Team
The Youth Squad is for young people who have shown interest in improving their climbing performance and also for those looking to compete in regional, national and even international competitions. The team will have limited places and participants must take part in a selection process.
- Hold a minimum of NICAS Level 3 certificate
- Be able to lead climb
- Be willing to climb outwith the team meets at least once per week
Once in the Youth Team they will follow a 6 month plan with each session planned out in advance and each climber will be given targets by the coach.
The Youth Team will meet for 3 hours once per week under the supervision of an experienced and qualified GCC coach. The GCC will also supply guest coaches throughout the year.
Selection days to the Youth Team will run every 6 months as dictated by demand. Please contact the centre for dates.
The cost for being part of the Youth Team is £36 per month for 6 months. This price includes:
Entry to the centre at any time. (under 14 must be supervised)
Coaching sessions each week by a GCC coach
GCC team clothing
With the very real prospect of climbing becoming an Olympic Sport the necessity for structure and development within climbing has been highlighted.
The Glasgow Climbing Centre has developed a youth climbing strategy with the aim of encouraging progression within climbing. We intend to offer a wider range of courses for the under 18’s, therefore participants can be allocated to the appropriate class according to ability. The result of this strategy will be coaches and instructors being able to deliver more specific training.