Threshold Climbing Gym offers a climbing team for ages 6 – 18 years of age. Team is broken into ‘Recreational’ Practice and our USAC Competitive Practice. 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.
Pricing & Practice Times
Team Threshold is divided into six categories based on age and USA Climbing Guidelines. Select the year the athlete was born to see pricing options and practice times.
Lil’Crushers & D Catergory: Ages 6-10 Years
Monday through Thursday at 4:00pm
Wednesday at 5:30pm
1 day a week – $65/month
2 days a week – $120/month
C & B Category: 11-13 years
Monday and/or Wednesday from 5:30-7:00p
1 day a week – $75/month
2 days a week – $140/month
Category B/A/JR: 13-18 years
Tuesday and/or Thursday from 5:30-7:00p
1 day – $85/month
2 days – $160/month
This group is for USAC Competitive Climbers. Tryouts are required for USAC Competitive Team.
Competitive Team Climbers are required to practice on both Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30pm.
2 days – $160/month
Team Membership Includes:
- Weekly coaching with individualized instruction
- Free rental equipment during practice
- 10% off in the Threshold pro shop for Recreational Team athletes
- Discounted, optional add-on gym membership
- FREE top rope climbing & belay class for parents of Team Threshold athletes
- Uniform costs. Athletes are required to wear their uniforms to practice or competitions
- Gym access and rentals outside of practice (unless you add on a Gym Membership)
- Competition Fees (average costs are $30-$65 per competition)
- Gym fees for out of town team practices
- Food and drink
What to do if I have to miss practice? 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 email@example.com and the respective coach will send you the missed practice for the day you missed. Starting October 1st, 2020 we will no longer send out missed practice work outs.
What should my child wear to practice? Your Team Threshold shirt or tank top. Clothing that allows for freedom of movement such as: athletic shorts, quick drying t-shirts or tank tops are recommended. Climbing inherently presents abrasions to the skin of climbers. Wearing long pants that are made of synthetic materials (not cotton) can help prevent scrapes and cuts.
What should my child bring to 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 monthly membership. However, Recreational team athletes are encouraged to acquire their own equipment via the 10% off team discount in the Threshold pro shop. Also, don’t athletic shoes for strength & conditioning, water bottle, healthy snacks, & a gear bag for equipment. Please don’t wear sandals or flip flops to practice. Athletes are always responsible for keeping up with their own equipment!
Are tryouts required? We welcome all skill levels on the Recreational Team. Tryouts are only required for climbers wanting to join the USA Climbing Competitive Team. This part of our Team practices during certain days and times with the specific goal of National (and International!) competition in mind. Ask a coach about trying out.
What do I do if we want to stop coming to practice? In order to make changes to the billing on your membership, or to stop practice a notice form is required. You can ask the front desk for this form. If you do not fill out a notice form, your payments will automatically continue and a refund will not be processed if notice was not properly given, even if your athlete stops coming to practice.
Role of the Parent
We believe that success can only be achieved when coaches, parents and athlets 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.
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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.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.Team Coordination
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!
Elisha G.USAC 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.USAC assistant 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 has recently decided to become a Coach and is excited to pass on her knowledge to help other competitive climbers succeed.
Jacob S.B/A/JR 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.C / B 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 Recreational Team athletes and push them to reach their greatest potential.
Justin N.LC / D Coach
Chances are if you’ve enjoyed attending Threshold’s Summer Camps or if you’ve attended a birthday party, then you know Justin! He enjoys making sure the kiddos have a great time while they’re on the wall. He has worked with youth groups as a leader through his church. He loves fostering social and physical developmental skills in kids.