The aim of Climb So iLL’s Youth Team is to raise young individuals as
responsible members of the community and to produce disciplined athletes.
We attempt to create an encouraging, supportive environment for our members and guests. For that reason, Climb So iLL serves as a positive learning environment not only during practice, but also during personal time spent at the gym. We believe that young people can grow and mature in this type of setting: as athletes, as students, and as members of their community.
During practice, team members receive a combination of one-on-one coaching and group-based instruction. While this approach allows coaches to help young climbers address their personal goals, it also gives them the opportunity to work with their peers. Practices are designed to introduce and refine climbing concepts, prepare climbers for competitions, and encourage critical thinking.
Climb So iLL’s Kids Club is an after-school program that provides young people with an exciting alternative to other after-care programs. Each session lasts two hours and includes age-appropriate climbing games and activities. Participants will be actively supervised during their session by Climb So iLL instructors. In addition to games and activities, participants will have time to work on homework assignments before being picked up.
Kids Club participants can register for one or both sessions. Participants may only attend the session(s) they have been registered for. A reduced gym membership rate is available for participants who wish to climb on days other than our scheduled sessions.
Meet the Staff
Our USA Climbing certified coaches have the knowledge and experience needed to help
team members grow, both as climbers and as individuals. Our coaches are CPR certified and
travel with team members to competitions.
Team CSI kicked off the Summer with an overnight "campout" at the Power Plant. Activities included a family barbecue, crate stacking contest, lights-out game of hide-and-go-seek, and late-night movie screening. Our Youth Team involves more than practicing and competing. We strive to facilitate strong connections among all of our families and fellow team members.
Team CSI traveled to Vertical Endeavors in Chicago last week to compete in their first ABS Regional Championship. Congratulations to our competitors and their families! We are proud to see our kids grow and develop into experienced climbers. We are looking forward to the sport climbing season and additional competitions this Spring.