Sport Climbing Victoria Initiative for Youth development

Sport Climbing Victoria Initiative for Youth development


  • To initiate a co-ordinated and cohesive Youth Competition Climbing Team for Victorian Sport Climbing Members. This Team will be termed the Youth Competition Climbing Victoria (YCCV)
  • To establish a platform for information, education, support and communication for youth members, parents/guardians and coaches.
  • To encourage a collaborative cooperative approach to building climbing skills for competition climbers in lead, speed and boulder.

Selection Policy:

  • Any youth member of SCV affiliated with a training squad who has competed in social, informal or state events is eligible to apply for membership of YCCV.
  • Coaches can invite squad members who have competed in social, informal or state events to apply for membership of YCCV.
  • The competitor must be 19 years and under, i.e. climbing in Youth Categories as per IFSC regulations.

  • Must have competition experience – casual comps are included (Bayside Boulder Bash, Northside Boulder ladder, Tour de Cord etc)

  • Must be a member of SCA or SCV or be willing to join.

What we will offer

The following will be provided for all members:

  • YCCV hoodie and singlet to wear to competitions *singlet optional to wear at events

  • Two training session 1 per discipline with coaches

  • Group information night for parents, guardians and coaches of competitors

Seeking: YCCV Coach for Clif Bar Youth Nationals

Job Description:

  • Provide support for Victorian Youth climbers throughout the day of competition. Coach must be accessible and available to climbers for the duration of the competition.


  • Ensure athletes are adequately warmed up Assist athletes with qualifier round route reading
  • Preparation in isolation (assist with warm up, mental prep and support, climbing order etc.)
  • Assist with equipment preparation (ie have spare chalk, chalk bags, shoes, water, tape, harnesses etc).
  • Watch for issues during Qualifiers and lodge appeals if necessary

Qualifications and Essential Skills:

  • Have current Working with Children Check
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Have a firm understanding of discipline and competition regulations
  • Ability to communicate effectively with officials and athletes
    Conflict resolution

Please send a 1 page expression of interest addressing your ability to meet the above responsibilities and essential skills to by COB Wednesday the 17th May.

Payment for the 3 days will be discussed upon application.

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2016 Leading Ladder

Sport Climbing Victoria would like to invite our members to participate in the 2016 Leading Ladder.

There will be three rounds:

Round 1: February 1-14

Round 2: February 22- March 6

Round 3: March 14-27

Each round will consist of 7 climbs at each of the 4 participating gyms; Bayside Rock, The Rock, Hardrock Nunawading and Hardrock CBD.

To enter all you need to do is pick up a scorecard for $2 from each of the host gyms.


National Youth Training Camp

Sport Climbing Victoria, in conjunction with Sport Climbing Australia, are hosting a training camp for youth climbers interested in trying out for the Australian Climbing Team.

The camp will run from midday on Friday the 5th of February until Sunday the 7th at 4pm. As well as tryout simulations for Boulder and Lead, there will be presentations on warming up, injury prevention, competition formats, competition tactics, core training principles, injury prevention and nutrition.

National Coach Will Hammersla says; ‘This is a fantastic opportunity to get some experience in the facilities that will be hosting tryouts.  Pick up tips and training ideas from those that have made the team before, so you’re ready for April.’

The camp will be hosted by Bayside Rock on the Friday and Saturday and Hardrock Nunawading on the Sunday.

The camp is designed for all youth considering trying out for the Australian team in 2016 or in the future.  We also encourage coaches to attend and participate in the training camp.

Registrations are now open on the Sport Climbing Australia website and you will find the information pack at: