Arct Tryouts


Youth (Y) Team Tryouts

Ages 7-12 • FREE
Brookfield | August 13th | 6:30pm-7:30pm
Milwaukee | August 12th | 6:30pm-7:30pm

Youth Team is for individuals interested in developing themselves as a full-fledged rock climber. Skills and training are catered to all age and ability levels, with an emphasis on gaining climbing experience, making better climbing decisions, both on and off the rock, as well as developing accessory skills that every climber needs. Participants will attend practice two days a week, with an optional Saturday practice

ARCT Youth Team will assess the following:
• Figure 8 follow-through knot with backup
• Proficient top-rope belay procedure (prepared for any weight difference, within reason); Double-check of partner before every climb
• Consistent communication with coaches and teammates
• Ability to stay on task
• Responsiveness to direction; maintaining an open mind
• General climbing knowledge
• Fluency of basic rock climbing language
• Punctuality – being on time and prepared

Tryout Locations: There will be two separate locations for tryouts. It does not matter which location you attend. Your tryout location is not indicative of which team you are on nor does it dictate which gym you will be able to attend practice.

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Teen (T) Team Tryouts

Ages 13-18 • FREE
Brookfield | August 13th | 7:15pm-8:15pm
Milwaukee | August 12th | 7:15pm-8:15pm

Teen Team is for individuals interested in developing themselves as a full-fledged rock climbers. Practices and training will better reflect the ages and abilities of older climbers, as well as enabling them greater responsibility. Climbers on Teen Team will have opportunities to learn how to lead climb and climb outside. Participants will attend practice two days a week, with an optional Saturday practice.

ARCT Teen Team will assess the following:
• Figure 8 follow-through knot with backup
• Proficient top-rope belay procedure (prepared for any weight difference, within reason); Double-check of partner before every climb
• Consistent communication with coaches and teammates
• Ability to stay on task
• Responsiveness to direction; maintaining an open mind
• General climbing knowledge
• Fluency of basic rock climbing language
• Punctuality – being on time and prepared

Tryout Locations: There will be two separate locations for tryouts. It does not matter which location you attend. Your tryout location is not indicative of which team you are on nor does it dictate which gym you will be able to attend practice.

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Comp Team Tryouts

Ages 7-18 • FREE
Brookfield | August 13th | 7:30pm-8:30pm
Milwaukee | August 12th | 7:30pm-8:30pm

Competition Team is geared towards those interested in competitive indoor climbing. Participants will attend practice three days a week, with practices heavily biased towards training for indoor competition. Competition Team members are required to compete at a minimum of two USA-Climbing Locals, and USA-Climbing Regionals.

Competition Team Tryouts will assess the following:

• Ability to climb at a grade necessary to compete at the Divisional Level
• Proficiency in both lead climbing and lead belaying (Youth-B and up)
• Awareness of risks and ability to manage them
• Consistent communication with coaches and teammates
• Ability to stay on task
• Responsiveness to direction; maintaining an open mind
• Drive for improvement
• Commitment to a schedule (required minimum 3 days/week)
• Punctuality – being on time and prepared

Tryout Locations: There will be two separate locations for tryouts. It does not matter which location you attend. Your tryout location is not indicative of which team you are on nor does it dictate which gym you will be able to attend practice.

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