Team Threshold

Threshold Climbing Gym offers a climbing team for ages 6 – 18 years of age. Team is broken into 3 sections: Pre-Team, Team or Elite Team. No matter your placement on team all of our coaches will focus on cultivating and maintaining an environment where safety, leadership, teamwork, personal responsibility, advanced climbing techniques, and of course, having fun are of the utmost importance. Our goal is to foster a passion and drive to encourage ourselves and others in the sport of climbing.

Mission: To develop and maintain high performing climbing abilities in Team Threshold athletes while fostering a love and respect for the sport of climbing and encouraging personal growth, responsibility, confidence, and healthy social engagement.

Join Team Threshold

Pre-Team

Ages 6-13

Pre-Team is for new athletes looking for an introduction to the sport of climbing. Practice is only required 1 day per week for ages 6-13. Threshold will host mock competitions for our Pre-Team athletes, but they will not travel to compete with the Team.

Pre-Team enrollment includes:

  • Practice with a certified coach each week for 1.5 hr.
  • Full gym access outside of practice.
  • 15% off in the pro shop, and a monthly guest pass.
  • Free entry to many gym events and competitions.
  • Access to the Team Threshold MaxOne Coaching app.
  • Rental shoes and harness during and outside of practice.

Cost: $139.95/month

Team

Ages 10-18

Team is for athletes looking to expand skills and provides the opportunity to compete locally and regionally. Tryouts are required for Team. Practice is required 2 days per week available for ages 10-18. Competition is NOT required of athletes, but encouraged.

Team enrollment includes:

  • Practice with a certified coach each week for 2 hr.
  • Full gym access outside of practice.
  • 15% off in the pro shop, and a monthly guest pass.
  • Free entry to many gym events and competitions.
  • Access to the Team Threshold MaxOne Coaching app.
  • Rental gear during practice.
  • Local competition coach travel fees.

Cost: $199.95/month

Elite Team

Combined

Elite Team is for athletes with goals to reach divisional or national placement. Elite Team placement is by invitation only. Practice is required 3 days per week available for ages 6-18 depending on skill level. Competition attendance is required of Elite athletes.

Elite Team enrollment includes:

  • Practice with a certified coach 3 days week for 3 hr each session.
  • Full gym access outside of practice.
  • 15% off in the pro shop, and a monthly guest pass.
  • Free entry to many gym events and competitions.
  • Access to the Team Threshold MaxOne Coaching app.
  • Rental gear during practice.
  • Local competition coach travel fees.

Cost: $249.95/month

Reach out to check availability

Your first practice is FREE!

Team Practice spots must be reserved in advance. To learn our current availability and schedule, fill out the online contact form below. You can also call 405-470-3611 or email us at Team@thresholdclimbinggym.com.

Not-Included with monthly practice dues:

  • Uniform costs. Athletes are required to wear their uniforms to practice or competitions. Team shirts are $20.
  • Athlete/Parent gym or competition entry fees or personal travel costs
  • Team change form fees
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Food and drink

Role of the Parent

We believe that success can only be achieved when coaches, parents and athletes and equally held accountable. That means:

  • Communicate openly with Head Coach and/or Program Mangers on issues pertaining to Team Threshold athlete.
  • Encourage climbing and exercises outside of practice
  • Participate & volunteer when needed
  • Hold athlete accountable to their plan for improvement.
  • Hold athlete accountable for makeup workouts when practice is missed.
  • Cheer them on, especially during competitions or special Team events.

 

Team FAQ

Due to the limited capacity of our Team, missed practices cannot be made up. We work hard to keep our athlete to coach ratio small so that all athletes get individualized coaching. When you know that you will miss practice, notify us at team@thresholdclimbinggym.com so coaches can plan accordingly.

Athletes should always wear their Team Threshold shirt or tank top to practice. Clothing that allows for freedom of movement. Climbing inherently presents abrasions to the skin of climbers, so wearing long pants that are made of synthetic materials (not cotton) can help prevent scrapes and cuts. Please don’t wear sandals or flip flops to practice, it is recommended that athletes come in tennis or athletic shoes so they can run and warm up before practice.

Climbing shoes, harness and chalk are the most used items at practice. These items are also available to rent at the front desk and included with your practice dues. However, team athletes are encouraged to acquire their own equipment via their team discount in the Threshold pro shop. Also, don’t forget a water bottle, healthy snacks, & a gear bag for equipment. Athletes are always responsible for keeping up with their own equipment!

We welcome all skill levels on our Pre-Team. Tryouts are only required for climbers wanting to join Team, and Elite Team is by invite only. Your first tryout is free, and must be scheduled in advance. Reach out to book your first practice!

Your Team dues include gym access to train outside of practice times! A coach will not be with you, so a responsible adult must supervise athletes under the age of 14 when climbing on their own in the sport areas, and 12 and under in the boulders.

In order to make an adjustment to your practice schedule, you will need to fill out a Team Change Form either online or at the front desk, please call or ask the front desk for this form. We charge a $10 fee for schedule adjustments after your initial enrollment. That fee will automatically be charged to your billing card on file when the change is applied. 

We require the account holder to give notice of cancellation in order to start, stop or change billing. In order to make changes to the billing on your Team dues, a Team Change form is required to process an account change. You can ask the front desk for this form or call to request it in an email. If you do not fill out a notice form, your payments will automatically continue and a refund will not be processed, even if your athlete stops coming to practice. 15 days notice is required for any and all account changes.

Meet the Coaches

Our Coaches offer a diverse background of technical and physical skill sets.

All of our Coaching staff are certified Climbing Wall Instructors through the American Mountain Guide Association and certified through Safe Sport.

Sierra T.

Sierra T.

Owner & General Manager

A climbing industry professional with a focus on indoor rock climbing. Climbing since 2008 she is an American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Lead Instructor and certified as a USA Climbing Level 1 Route-setter. Sierra is your go-to for new sign ups, competition questions, and general coordination.

John T.

John T.

Head Coach & Owner

Outdoor industry professional with a focus on indoor and outdoor Rock Climbing. Climbing since 2006, John guides outdoor trips as well as instructs climbers ranging from beginner to advanced. John is an American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) Certified Single Pitch Instructor.

Mickey S.

Mickey S.

Team Coordination & Sales

Mickey has been working in Leadership Training and Personal Development for 3 years. He has gotten to travel the U.S. teaching communication, and loves working with people; especially youth and young adults. Mickey helps coordinate and plan Team Threshold behind the scenes.

Alicia Nilsson

Alicia Nilsson

Team Sales & Support

Alicia has been been climbing for 9 years. Her passion for nature brought her to this sport and on many adventures. She is an AMGA certified top rope instructor. She can help you with any questions about your Team account setup or scheduling.

Elisha G.

Elisha G.

Coach

Elisha has been rock climbing since 2013. She and her partner established a first ascent on Challenger Peak in Colorado & in the Wichita Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. She also accomplished a personal record in the 24HHH Competition in Arkansas with women’s first place in 2018, and in The Granite Gripper in Texas in 2018 with first place. She has been teaching in OKCPS since 2014. She teaches Elementary Fine Arts. She has experience with ASL, Child development, diverse learning techniques, and adaptive climbing. Certifications: AMGA CWI Top Rope & Lead. 

Chloe M.

Chloe M.

Elite Coach

Chloe has been a competitive climber for over 10 years. She has been to Nationals for either Bouldering, Sport Climbing or Speed for every one of those years. In 2013, she won 1st place at Youth Nationals and in 2018, she made it to the Youth World Championships in Moscow for Speed Climbing where she placed 10th in the World. She joined our coaching team in the fall of 2020, and is excited to pass on her knowledge to help other competitive climbers succeed.

Jacob S.

Jacob S.

Coach

Jacob has been climbing for several years and is completing his degree in Outdoor Recreation from UCO in Edmond. He has also worked as a whitewater raft guide, leading groups in the outdoors, and also assists with Threshold's Outdoor Guiding program. He is a certified Wilderness First Responder and an American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) Certified Lead Instructor.

John G.

John G.

Coach

John has over 5 years of coaching experience in different sport settings. His previous coaching focus has been with baseball since he’s played most of his life. He has been climbing for over 2 years and he is psyched to work with our Team athletes and push them to reach their greatest potential. He is an AMGA top rope certified instructor.

Justin N.

Justin N.

Coach

Justin has worked with youth groups as a leader through his church for several years. He loves fostering social and physical developmental skills in kids. He is an AMGA top rope certified instructor.