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Mile End Youth Squad!


Welcome to the Squad

The Mile End Climbing Wall Youth Squad is for young people who are passionate about the sport of climbing. It's not all about selecting the best of the best it's more about taking the enthusiasm, dedication and passion they have for climbing and helping them to develop and progress in the sport.

The squad comprises of young people aged 8+ and comprises of 3 separate groups:

  • The Development Squad

Most young people start off in the development squad. This is where the coaches start to work with each young person on improving their climbing skills and abilities and assessing their levels and abilities.

  • The Squad

The Squad mainly comprises of young people who have come through the Development Squad and have attained a level where they are climbing harder and pushing their abilities to a higher level.

  • The Senior Squad (16+)

The Senior Squad is made up of young people aged 16+ and is based more on age rather than specific abilities or climbing level.

Although the main aim of all our squad groups is development of the individual young people it is also about teamwork and the positive aspects of working and belonging to a like minded group of people. We encourage the young people to take part in competitions both nationally and locally and we also try to make sure we get out on 'real rock' as much as we can.

We have a great team of coaches who look after the Squad members and who teach them week after week. All the coaches have different skills and abilities and each one brings their own unique slant to the squad.

How do I get into the squad?

Trials are held every 6 months. We'll advertise the date and interested young people can spend a day with our coaches as they put them through their paces.

Who's in charge?

Michal is the Head Squad Coach. He can be contacted here

How much does it cost?

Squad members pay £110 every three months. This includes:

  • 3 coaching sessions per week
  • Unlimited climbing at all times
  • Squad uniform

 

What level of commitment is expected of squad members?

As part of our squad we expect all the young people to make a minimum commitment in terms of time and effort. Each squad member is expected to attend a regular Sunday squad session plus at least one other coaching session in the week. Squad members are also expected to climb outside of squad sessions to improve their own personal climbing  skills and knowledge.


Timetable

Day Time Session
Wed 17:30 - 20:00 All Squad
Fri 18:30 - 20:30 All Squad
Sun 10:00 - 12:30 Squad
  13:30 - 15:30 Development Squad
  16:00 - 18:00 Senior Squad

Meet the Squad Instructors...

  • Michal
    Head Coach
  • Lewis
    Instructor
  • Gordon
    Instructor
  • Bradley
    Instructor
  • Andy
    Instructor
  • Amie
    Instructor

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Need help getting into climbing? Read our getting started guide for everything you need to know.


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