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 climber was born to see pricing options and practice times.
Lil’Crushers & D Catergory: Ages 6-10 Years
Monday through Thursday from 4:00pm
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 – $210/month
Team Membership Includes:
- Weekly coaching with individualized instruction
- Free rental equipment during practice
- 10% off in the Threshold pro shop for the Team climber
- Discounted, optional add-on gym membership
- FREE top rope climbing & belay class for parents of Team Threshold climbers.
- Uniform costs. Climbers are required to wear their uniforms to practice or compeitions
- 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 climber to coach ratio small so that all climbers get individualized coaching. When you know that you will miss practice, notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org and the respective coach will send you the missed practice makeup for the day you missed. You can come in to make that practice up on your own, or practice from home.
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, team members are encouraged to acquire their own equipment via the 10% off team discount in the Threshold pro shop. Also, athletic shoes for strength & conditioning, water bottle, healthy snacks, & a gear bag for equipment. Climbers are always responsible for keeping up with their own equipment!
Are tryouts required? We welcome all skill levels on the Recreational side of our 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 climber stops coming to practice.
Role of the Parent
We believe that success can only be achieved when coaches, parents and climbers 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.
Are you currently signed up on our USAC Team? Login using your provided password to get more updates on USAC only.
Meet our Coaches
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. If you have questions about Team practice and sign-up, she is your go-to!
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.
Austin S.USA Climbing, B/A/Jr Coach
Austin is an American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) Certified Lead Instructor, a USA Climbing Level 1 Route-setter, and a certified USA Climbing Coach. He has a background in personal training and over 6 years of athletic coaching prior to his time at Threshold. He has been with the Company since 2018. You can always find him in the gym training others and ensuring his athletes progress! When you’re ready to move from Recreational team to competitive, he’s your go-to!
Elisha G.USA Climbing, D/C Coach
Elisha has been rock climbing since 2013. She and her partner established a first ascent on Challenger Peak in Colorado & 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 OCPS 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.
Bio coming soon!
John G.C / B Coach
John has over 5 years of coaching experience in different sports settings. His focus has always been with baseball since he’s played most of his life. He has been climbing for over 2 years and is new to the Threshold crew, but he is psyched to work with our Recreational Team athletes and push them to reach their greatest potential.
McKenna L.LC / D Coach
McKenna has had a passion for the outdoors her whole life and loves to learn new things, like climbing! Her other passions include theater, singing, and dancing, so if you some crazy lady dancing at the front desk, that's her! She thoroughly enjoys “working” at Threshold and make sure you say hi next time you’re at the front desk!
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 and is Threshold’s very own “Hype” man! He’s recently joined the coaching crew and shows great potential in fostering social and physical developmental skills in kids.