Divisionals Training Camp
We will be offering our annual, intensive 4 day training camp to help prepare youth athletes for Divisional and National Climbing Championships. The camp will run from December 28 – 31 and will focus on specific competition style movement, mental preparation, and maintaining proper form while training. All while learning skills to take with the athlete to the next level of competition. Different areas of focus will be made on different days of the camp, all leading to a moc onsight round on the final day.
The coaching and setting staff includes Mike Bockino (USAC Level 5 setter and National Chief), Michaela Kiersch (5.14 and V13 climber and National Finalist), Palmer Larsen (Head Coach Momentum climbing Team), Dalton Bunker (5.14 and V14 climber and National Finalist), Matt Fultz (5.14 and V15 climber and National Finalist), Front Climbing Club Head Coach Akshil Patel and Front routesetter and coach Elijah Forbes.
This camp is designed and geared towards those planning to compete at the the Divisional and National Competitions. Due to the high intensity and skill level required to participate in this camp it’s not advised for beginners.
December 28 & 29 | 9am – 4 pm | Movement practice
Days 1 and 2 of the camp will focus on approaching specific, consistently encountered competition style movement on boulder problems. Athletes will be taken through specific movement patterns in a variety of different approaches including limited time, limited attempts ,and a combination of the two. Emphasizing learning the movement and then being able to execute that movement on a variety of different wall angles, hold types, and scenarios will make up the bulk of the activities for days 1 and 2. Different setters, angles, mirrored movement patterns, and video analysis will be used for learning and working together to get better at the specific competition boulders not always set in gyms.
December 30 | 9am – 3pm
This day is a non-climbing day to allow for proper rest. A portion of time will be spent on video review and analyzing movements of the athletes from the first two days and showing why/how some methods of doing a problem were successful, but others weren’t. The remainder of the day will be spent working with professionals who assist climbers with training that is done off the wall. Some of the additional activities will include sessions with a sport psychologist, physical therapists, climbing specific trainers, and will conclude with a competition rules quiz (just for fun, but that is important as well)!
December 31 | 9am – 4pm
A full 4 boulder onsight round of competition, divided by USAC age categories and set specifically for those categories. Athletes will be put through an official format, complete with isolation check in, 5, 10, 15, and 25 zone markers and judges. It’s a great wrap up to the camp, it gives the kids a simulation of Divisionals and allows them to practice things covered in the first three days of the camp. Participants will be able to climb on the problems after the comp is over.