Tryout Information

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We want YOU for the CU Climbing Team! The team will be holding tryouts starting in September 2020 for the upcoming competition season. Our goal is not to just pick the strongest climbers. We want to find those who will be the most psyched, committed, and motivated to train as a team for both competition and outdoor climbing, regardless of current climbing strength.
General Info Meeting: Wednesday Sept. 2nd, 7:30 PM, 
https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/93932476317
Tryouts will be a weekend of 4 sessions of open practices at our home gym, G1 Climbing + Fitness in Broomfield, CO (about 15 minutes drive from CU campus). During this time, those trying out for the team will have an opportunity get to know everyone else trying out, ask questions to team leadership, and experience what being on a collegiate climbing team feels like. We will be capping these 4 sessions at 25 participants each, meaning we will cap the number of athletes trying out for the team at 100. From this tryout pool, we will be coming to a roster of 50 student athletes. Part of the tryout process is also an application, which will ask questions that will help us get to know you better than just one 2 hour open practice session- please take it seriously! We will open the application and signups for tryouts at 8 PM on Friday Sept. 4th. Signup for a tryout session first to secure your spot, and then take your time with the application. Please only sign up for a tryout session if you are certain you can attend and that you will be able to fulfill the team requirements. Contact us if you need to edit or cancel your signup. 
Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about this process! Also see the below information concerning the tryouts schedule and team requirements. Because of the current COVID-19 situation, things are much less set in stone than previous seasons. Please note that ALL OF THIS is subject to change if necessary to comply with the constantly changing COVID-19 guidelines.
We are currently looking into safe options for setting up carpool/transportation systems so that team tryouts and practices will be accessible to all students.
 
2020-2021 CU Climbing Team Tryout Schedule:
  • Monday August 24th - CU's First Day of Classes
  • Wednesday August 26th - CU Be Involved Fair (Health & Wellness Day) 
  • Wednesday Sept. 2nd - General Info Meeting (7:30pm, Zoom)​​​​
  • Saturday Sept. 12th - Tryouts Sessions 1& 2 (10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm)
  • Sunday Sept. 13th - Tryouts Sessions 3 & 4 (10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm)
  • Monday Sept. 14th - First Day of Team Practice! 
  • Sunday Sept. 20th - Member Info Meeting & First Full Team Practice
2020-2021 CU Climbing Team Practice Schedule:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00pm-10:00pm
    • Weeknight practices will be capped at 25 team members, and managed with a sign-up system
    • Team members are expected to attend 1-2 but may attend more if there is signup space day-of
  • Sundays 5:00pm-8:00pm
    • Optional practice, full team roster of 50 may attend this practice time​
Team Requirements:
  • Must follow COVID-19 guidelines while at team events (i.e. masks at practice)
  • Everyone trying out for the team must be lead belay certified at G1 on or before their tryout day
    • This is the only requirement for attending tryouts. 
    • Safety is our #1 priority, and as the training we will do as a team will involve lead climbing, ensuring that everyone can belay safely is essential.
  • Team Dues: $250/year
    • Only for those who make team
    • Helps cover the costs of the team jersey, coaching, Nationals funding, provides the team with the necessary funds to operate as an organization. 
    • Financial aid potentially available (contact us for more information)
  • *With COVID-19, the remaining Team Requirements are now subject to change
    • Practice Attendance Requirement
      • Team members must attend at least half of the practices per semester.
    • Competition Requirement 
      • Team members must compete​ in 2 CCS local competitions and the CCS Regional Championships. 
    • Fundraising Requirement
      • Team members must participate in at least 1 fundraising opportunity per semester. ​
      • This provides the necessary funds we need to send climbers to Nationals.​
Email us at climbingteam@colorado.edu if you have any further questions!