The Core Team is a competitive climbing youth team based out of The Core Climbing Gym in Cambridge Ontario. The team's coaches, Brady Mcewen and Eric Sigurdson, are excited to lead the youth in training for bouldering and lead competitions at the provincial (OCF) and National level (CEC). 

Our premium programming is based on small, highly focused teams that allow us to provide maximum amounts of coaching time to each athlete. The team will meet in small groups, Monday through Thursday. (schedule details below).

Programming will be tailored specifically for each athlete to focus on their individual needs and goals. This will include extensive programming for strength, mobility, endurance and climbing technique in order to achieve the athlete's goals.

How do I apply? 
Each interested climber can submit our climbing application online. There are limited spots available. A waiting list is available as we expect spots to be filled quickly. 

Will there be team try outs?
No, we will build the team based on applications. We are looking for passionate climbers with a desire to train specifically for climbing and have a strong interest in competing in the provincial (OCF) and national (CEC) competitions.

What time(s) does the team meet? 
In pursuit of smaller teams, with more coach time, we will be running The Core Team in two streams. The streams will consist of the same program, but run on alternating nights. Stream A will run Monday, Wednesday. Steam B will run Tuesday, Thursday. Each stream is led by coaches Brady and Eric.

During application, please take time to consider which stream will work best for your schedule and which timeslots you would prefer. Timeslots and streams will be scheduled based on availability and demand with input from the Athletes. The goal here, is to keep the team sessions small to allow for more coach time per athlete.

Example week of team practices.

Example week of team practices.

Do athletes have to compete? 
Yes! We expect our team to be interested in competition climbing. We will strongly encourage our athletes to compete in all OCF Boulder and Difficulty competitions starting in the Fall of 2017. If you are not interested in competition, please stay tuned for programs that are geared more for recreational climbing.

Will the team compete in lead competitions? 
Yes, our team will train for both bouldering and lead. Training for lead in a bouldering facility is actually ideal. Indeed, some of the best lead athletes in the world train in bouldering gyms.

Can you really train for lead?!?!
Just ask Mina.