General Information 

Momentum’s Competitive Program captivates, ignites and develops an individual’s potential through our unwavering motivation in the relentless pursuit of excellence. Success does not arrive as a happy accident but as the product of our distinct understanding of purpose. Our supportive team environment creates a unique experience as our climbers learn to compete, perform and win as USA Climbing athletes. Competitive program athletes compete throughout the country as part of the USA Climbing local, regional, divisional and national series.

Our program comprises of 3 distinct tiers:

Development TeamLearning to Compete

WHO: Aspiring competitive unit expecting to qualify Divisionally
IDENTITY: High performance athletes pushing regional standard
HOW: Coach guided learning to expand repertoire   

  • Increase in athletic competency
  • Competition skill development
  • Supportive culture

EXPECTATION:  Success at the Regional level
WHY: Striving to become the future of youth program and sport of climbing
SCHEDULE: Regionally Train and travel between Momentum locations 3 times per week (one day per week with Advanced Team – 2 days per week by dedicated to the Development team)

Advanced TeamCompeting to Perform

WHO:  Top tier competitive unit expecting to podium Divisionally and beyond
IDENTITY: High performance athletes driving divisional standard
HOW: Cooperative learning to Perfect competition performance

  • Increase in competition capacities across all performance components
  • Self – disciplined
  • Supportive culture

EXPECTATION: Success at the Divisional Level
WHY: Ambassador for the youth program and sport of climbing  
SCHEDULE: Regionally Train and travel between Momentum locations 4 times per week (One day per week with Development team and one day per week with Elite team – 2 days per week dedicated to Advanced team)

Elite TeamPerforming to Win

WHO: Top tier competitive unit expecting to podium Nationally and beyond
IDENTITY: The cutting edge of national standard for elite climbers
HOW:  Athlete driven learning to execute performance

  • Multi disciplinary training
  • Meticulous and focused schedule
  • Supportive culture

EXPECTATION: Success at the National level
WHY: Trailblaze as leaders and role models for the entire youth program and sport of climbing
SCHEDULE:  Regionally Train and travel between Momentum locations 4-5 times per week (One day per week with Advanced Team and then focused performance training)

Joining Team Momentum

We select climbers to represent Team Momentum via a tryout process.

Tryout Process:

What to Expect

Our tryout process is a one day evaluation. A 4 hour performance analysis with Momentum coaches ($75)

+ USAC Membership 

*To attend the USA Climbing Local competition your athlete will need to register with USA Climbing. They will need a Competitor Membership in order to qualify for Regionals, Divisionals and National level competition. You can also find a guidance grade breakdown for the competition below.

Tryout Registration

Registration Opens Saturday, November 30th at Noon

Location

Our tryouts will take place at our Momentum Katy facility.

What to Bring?

  • Climbing Equipment – Shoes, chalk-bag, harness 
  • Athletic clothing suitable for high levels of activity 
  • Snack
  • Water
  • Willingness to work hard 

What are we looking for? 

  • Climbers with strong internal motivation & drive 
  • A solid foundation of physical athleticism 
  • A growth mindset towards long term learning 
  • Established base of refined climbing movement skills 
  • Ability to compete across the 3 disciplines of boulder, speed and lead/toprope 
  • Awareness of event tactics and understanding of USA Climbing competition formats/structure  

*Within our tryout process athletes may be invited to either the Advanced/Elite or Development Team practices based on performance.

Register Here