Club and Team Tryouts
Vertical Adventures Club & Team tryouts will be held on August 1st. All athletes wanting to participate on Intermediate, Advanced, and Teams must attend try-outs.
Parents, tryouts will be held at VATC. There will be a parents meeting held during each session of try-outs at VA513 (6513 Kingsmill Ct.) If you have climbers in both sessions you only need to attend one parents meeting.
Vertical Adventures Tryout FAQs
Q: Tryouts make me nervous!
A: Tryouts are a natural part of being an athlete. VA is always a fun and supportive atmosphere. No matter what happens, you will come away motivated and encouraged.
Q: Who is going to try out?
A: Everyone. It doesn’t matter if you have just arrived in town or have been a VA Team member for years. Inclusion on Team Vertical/Elite is not automatic. We encourage all athletes to try out.
Q: Why is VA asking kids to try out?
A: Tryouts give the VA Coaches a chance to individually meet with and assess each child. Assessment provides us with important information and helps us prepare a more tailored training program for our athletes, both individually and as a whole.
Q: What if I try out and don’t make it or don’t make the team I want to be on?
A: Our coaches at VA have the experience to place you exactly where you should be. Placing you exactly where you should be will help you grow in this sport.
Q: What if I think I should be on a higher-level team than where I was placed?
A: Show us how wrong we were – that’s up to you. We’d love to be pleasantly surprised.
Q: What if I try out and don’t make any teams?
A: VA offers so many programs and one of them is meant for you.
Q: I have a question that wasn’t answered here.
A: During try outs we will be hosting a parent meeting. This is an excellent opportunity for parents to meet with us and ask questions.
Offering: August 1, 2015
Ages 11 and under
• 9-9:30am Climber check-in
• 9:30am Coaches Welcome
• 9:40-11:40 Climbing (tryouts)
Ages 12 +
• 12:30-1pm Climber Check-in
• 1pm Coaches Welcome
• 1:10-3:10pm Climbing (try-outs)
Location: VATC, 6295 Busch Blvd. Columbus, OH 43229 map
Register Here for tryout