Elementary School Climbing Teams
About the Teams...
GMRCC has created a unique program for our local school age climbers.
In order to compete a team must consist of 5 or more climbers and a coach. And the best part is, NO CLIMBING EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY for climbers or coaches, we can teach you everything you need to know. The same goes for parents. Because of the young age of the Elementary League climbers, we ask that parents act as the belayers with 1 parent to every 1-2 climbers. Coaches are given a detailed Coaching Manual which covers everything you need to know about coaching a climbing team and we provide all of the equipment and belay lessons for the parents.
How it Works...
Teams practice once a week and meet with other schools periodically to test their skills at GMRCC Rutland.
Practices take place after school at the gym and are guided by the coach. Each practice can consist of any mixture of fitness based activities geared toward improving one's climbing ability. Students will work to improve balance, footwork, body position, and other climbing techniques. These exercises will help them to develop healthy habits and core fitness.
It doesn't cost your school anything to start a team at GMRCC. Students wishing to participate simply pay to use the facility. They have the option to pay per day at the student rate of $7 (only for Rutland, weekdays 3-6) or buy a Student Membership for $250. The membership is valid for the entire current school year and through the following summer, expiring on August 31st.
Members benefit from unlimited access to the climbing gym and all necessary gear is provided during regular business hours. Members also enjoy the perks of a 15% member discount on any GMRCC clinics, gear from our pro shop, and receive discounted day passes when you bring a friend.
'14-'15 Winter Season
GMRCC Quechee Schedule
Last Year's '13-'14 Season