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Youth Program Seasonal Program Schedule
|Dates||Registration opens to current participants||Registration opens to public||Holidays Breaks included|
|2016-2017 Winter Program||November 14th -February 25th||October 17||October 24||No programs November 21-27th; No programs from December 18th - January 1
|2017 Spring Program||February 27th - May 20th||January 30||February 6|
|2017 Summer Program||May 30th - August 22th||May 1||May 8||Session Starts on Tues and runs through Wed to accommodate Memorial Day and July 4th|
|2017 Fall Program||August 28th - November 20th||July 31||August 7||Session runs one Monday later to accommodate Labor Day|
|2017-2018 Winter Program||November 27th - March 2||October 30||November 6||No programs from December 21st - January 3rd|
How do I enroll in a Momentum Youth Program?
- Identify the Momentum Youth Program location that is nearest you
Sandy Youth Programs Millcreek Youth Programs Lehi Youth Program
Identify the program that is right for your child, based on age and ability. Programs available for online registration include:
- Mo Mini & Me – NEW for Spring 2017!!
- Mo Mini 1
- Mo Mini 2
- Advanced Mo Mini (Recommendation needed from Coach to register)
- Base Camp 1
- Youth Club 1
- Register online! Registration will be live for new seasonal programs on February 6th, 2017.
-Four weeks before the seasonal start date, registration will open up to current participants, registration opens Mondays at noon.
-Three weeks before the seasonal start date, registration will be available to the public until programs are full, registration opens Mondays at noon.
Interested in Youth Programs?
If you are interested in receiving an email reminding you when registration will open for the next Seasonal Program
Parent Information Meeting
A parent informational meeting is held around the start of each seasonal Youth Program. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend a meeting that gives resources for registration, program expectations, gym tour, holiday information, new climber tips, and next steps! These info meetings are open to parents of interested participants, newly registered participants, and participants in our programs.
Upcoming parent information meetings happen two weeks before the next seasonal program begins.
*Lehi Monday February 13th 6:00-7:00 PM
*Sandy Wednesday February 15th 6:00-7:00 PM
*Millcreek Thursday February 16th 6:00-7:00 PM
What if the program I am looking to register for is full?
Registration is available on a first come first serve basis. Online registration will continue until programs have filled or until or until 72 hours before the session start date. Registration opens first to our current participants and then to the public. Once programs are full, please sign up for our info email to be informed about the next upcoming registration date. You are also welcome to attend a parent info meeting to learn more about our registration process.
Can I register after the seasonal program start date?
Yes! If a program does not fill during the weeks preceding a seasonal program, we will continue to add participants at a prorated amount for six weeks into the seasonal program. After six weeks, we will not add any new participants into a program until the next season start date. Note- if you register your child after the parent info meeting has taken place, we will encourage you to attend the next available info meeting! Please contact the front desk to learn if space in a seasonal program is available.
Progression to advanced programs and the Momentum Team
Participants will progress to the next level when they can perform all of the skills needed to move up. Please remember children learn at their own pace. It is not uncommon for participants to repeat classes for a full year or more before progressing. To fully understand the progression requirements, speak with your gym’s Youth Program Manager or program’s Head Coach.
The Momentum Team requires interested participants to attend a tryout. There is only one regional Momentum Team. You are welcome to attend tryouts available for fall 2017.
Momentum Youth Program Vision
Our passion is to share the lifelong benefits of climbing with kids of all ages.
We are committed to helping each young climber grow physically and mentally in a positive learning environment.
6 Lifelong benefits of climbing
Active lifestyle – Embracing a lifetime sport – healthy habits
Physical benefits -coordination, fitness, strength, flexibility, spatial awareness
Mental benefits – problem solving skills, focus, determination, concentration,
Emotional – fear management, self confidence, managing success and failure, sportsmanship and learning to be a good teammate
Skill development – climbing movement fundamentals, equipment knowledge and usage, goal setting and follow through, visualization, physical training principles
Community – belonging to a community, building friendships, character building, communication development
Momentum is known for creating inspiring climbing gyms and for building our premier Youth Program around them. We help children discover and capture the lifetime benefits of climbing. Our coaches train some of the strongest, most successful youth in American climbing and remain committed to inspiring new generations of confident young athletes.
Seasonal Program Descriptions
Each of the following programs are offered during 4 seasonal sessions per year with 12 coached classes/ session. Registration will be available online on a first come first serve basis. Registration specifics can be found here:
Seasonal program fees for each program must be paid online at the time of registration. We accept all major credit cards. We encourage online registration, though if you do not have access to a computer or need assistance, we can help you register at our front desk.
New for Spring 2017! Mo Mini and Me – An experiential class introducing your Mini to the vertical world of climbing with the comfort of having you as their guide. Learning side by side, parents support and guide their Mini with the facilitation of a Momentum coach. This program focuses on teaching your Mini the fun of climbing through games and activities while helping them work towards developmental milestones.
Mo Mini 1 –This introductory class, for the little ones ages 3-4, is for climbers to be active, have fun, and of course, gain a love of climbing from the ground up. Small class sizes give your youngster additional support as they prepare for a future in climbing and tackle new adventures.
Mo Mini 2 – This introductory class, for the little ones ages 5-7, is for climbers to be active, have fun, and of course, gain a love of climbing from the ground up. Small class sizes give your youngster additional support as they prepare for a future in climbing and tackle new adventures.
Advance Mo Mini This program is for the experienced young climber who is showing a proficiency in the Momentum Minis program, and wants to take their climbing experience to a higher level. Coaches provide guidance and encouragement to help your Mini reach new heights. A recommendation from a head coach is required to join.
Base Camp 1 This fun recreational climbing program is designed for the beginner climber to learn the basics of climbing movement and safety through rope climbing, bouldering, drills and climbing games. Coached in a light-hearted, non-competitive environment, Base camp allows entry level climbers to gain confidence and focus while learning to recognize and understand climbing techniques.
Youth Club 1 This fun recreational climbing program for ages 12 to 18 has various options for the beginner climber as well as advanced. Youth Club 1 climbers learn the basics of movement and safety through rope climbing, bouldering, drills and climbing games and are Coached in a light-hearted, non-competitive environment,
Monthly Autopay Program Descriptions
Ongoing Monthly EFT(Electronic Funds Transfer) program fees are taken out automatically each month on the 15th.
A Momentum Family membership is required to participant in the following programs:
Advanced Base Camp– For the experienced young climber who is executing climbing techniques in the Base Camp program and wants to take their climbing knowledge and fitness to a higher level. Coaches introduce advanced climbing techniques and training in a fun and engaging style that keeps climbers reaching their potential. A recommendation from a head coach after attending Base Camp 1 is required to join.
Youth Club 2 – This fun recreational climbing program for ages 12 to 18 has various options for the beginner climber as well as advanced. Youth Club 2 climbers learn the basics of movement and safety through rope climbing, bouldering, drills and climbing games. Youth Club 2 goes a step further than Youth Club 1 with 2 meeting twice a week and is a fun, social atmosphere where climbers will expand their fitness and climbing knowledge.
Advanced Youth Club – For the experienced youth climber who is executing climbing techniques in the Youth Club program and wants to take their climbing knowledge and fitness to a higher level. During an extended practice, coaches introduce advanced climbing techniques and training in a fun, engaging style that keeps climbers reaching their climbing potential. Participants gain a knowledge of climbing beyond the basics that will allow them to make climbing a lifelong sport. A recommendation from a head coach after attending Youth Club 1 or 2 is required to join.
- Any family enrolling more than one climber may enroll the second (and third and beyond) climber at a sibling discount of $10/ month for monthly programs or $30 off for 12 week seasonal programs and $15 off for 6 week seasonal programs .
- A family enrolling the same child in more than one program may apply the sibling discount to the second (and third) registrations.
Seasonal program sibling discount
Discount will be equivalent to $10 /month. This will equal $30 per program rate and will be calculated automatically online if a parent registers more than one climber. A code will be given out by the Youth Program Manager for siblings of participants in on-going programs to register a sibling online.
Monthly Autopay programs sibling discount
Sibling discount is $10/ month. If you have a child in the seasonal programs, this discount still applies. Please ask your Youth Program Manager for more information.
Program sizes and coaching
Our participant to coach ratio in our recreational programs supports hands-on coaching and maximizes participant climbing time. Mo Minis have smaller ratios to provide additional support to our youngest climbers. Momentum is committed to keeping class sizes small so climbers get the expert personal attention they deserve. Momentum coaches receive quarterly training keeping them up to date on both hard and soft skills in the climbing world.
Seasonal program holiday information:
Seasonal programs include 12 or 6 coached classes during each program. Observed holidays are taken into account and the dates of each session are adjusted accordingly. See calendar above for specific holidays observed during each session.
Monthly Autopay holiday information:
We guarantee 8 coached classes during each billing cycle. There are a few national holidays that we observe that do not affect the 8 classes per cycle. These holidays include:
In addition we take a winter break from December 21st 2017- January 3rd, 2018. Your Youth Program dues on December 15th will be half of their normal rate.
“How can my child try out climbing before committing to a full program?”
- Parents Night Out – Available at the Sandy and Lehi locations. This once a month program happens on the second Friday of each month and is ideal for kids to check out climbing in a fun and relaxed environment. This is a great option for parents who are not interested in climbing themselves, and would like their child to try climbing.
Lehi Parents Night Out
Sandy Parents Night Out
- Summer Camp – This is how many kiddos get their start in climbing and is by far the largest driver for participants in our Youth Programs. We have one of the fastest growing summer camps in the valley! Click HERE to learn more about our camps!
- Day Pass– We encourage you to come in with your child and try out climbing at any of our locations. (During our walk-in belay lesson times, you can learn to belay your child and pay only for your child’s day pass).
- Experience Class – For ages 12 and up, this class is a great way to get tips and tricks about climbing and a full introduction to Momentum. Experience Class in Lehi may be available to younger ages depending on availability and class size.
Helping your child progress
Parents can assist with the learning process by practicing with their child as much as possible and giving them motivation with encouragement. Check out the family Membership options that Momentum has available.
My child has special needs, can they attend Momentum Youth Programs?
Momentum is an inclusive community. It is our goal that each child in our programs has a successful and healthy experience – socially, emotionally and physically. If your child has assistance needs, please contact the Youth Program Manager at the location you plan to attend to let our staff know before your participant’s first day so we can help ensure their success.
We suggest trying out climbing before committing to a full seasonal session.
Lost and Found
If your child loses an item while at Momentum, please have the coaching staff help you check the gyms Lost and Found bins before or after practice. If it is after the practice is over that you realize an item is missing, please check with the front desk. Momentum is not responsible for any items that go missing.
Climbing Program Preparation
What should my child wear to Youth Programs?
Your climber should wear comfortable clothing that allows for freedom of movement. Tights, sweats, long shorts, T-shirts and tank tops are all recommended.
What should my child bring to their Youth Program?
- A water bottle
- If your child has their own climbing gear, they are welcome to use it. Otherwise we provide all necessary equipment during instruction.
- A willingness to participate, learn and have fun!
- A pair of tennis shoes if your program is spending time in the fitness area
What should my child NOT bring to Youth Programs?
Electronics (iPods, Cell Phone, iPads, hand held games, etc) should be left at home. Climbing can provide an opportunity for kids and youth to take a break from electronic distractions, please help our coaches find success by keeping these items at home.
Climbing Skin Care
Rock climbing, like baseball or soccer, is an active sport and scrapes and bumps are not uncommon. It is our job to ensure that minor injuries are handled with care. Blisters are not uncommon on the hands and feet when learning to climb. If you see blisters on your child, please help communicate these hot spots to the coaches so they can help keep your climber comfortable.
Traditionally, climbing shoes are worn barefoot, but socks can help cut back on blisters when climbing shoes are worn for long periods of time. In the unlikely event of a major medical concern parents will be contacted immediately by program staff.
Skin care is important to new climbers. You are using a new part of your body to hold yourself on vertical terrain and it takes time for skin to develop climbing calluses. Everyone’s body produces moisture differently, and sweaty hands can be the difference of success and failure in climbing. For a beginner climber, developing your first set of calluses is a major milestone.
Tips and tricks:
- Chalk can help! Momentum encourages the use of a chalk ball in a chalk bag for new climbers.
- Pay attention to your hands after each climb, if the skin feels hot and/or turns red it might be an indication that it’s time to stop climbing for the day and let the calluses begin to form.
- Keep hands clean and hydrated- wash hands free of chalk immediately after climbing and use oil based moisturizers regularly.
- If you develop blisters and flappers (when a blister pops and leaves a flap of skin) use a small bit of tape over affected area while on the climbing wall to prevent further damage.
What to expect during drop off and pick up?
- Drop off:
- Please do not park in fire lanes directly in front of Momentum facilities to drop off your climber(s).
- Climbers will check-in for every practice at the front desk either using their scan tag or directly with the staff.
- At least one program coach will be a the front desk to assist with gear distribution (harnesses and shoes) and directions to where the program will meet for the day.
- With gear in hand, climbers will gather in the program meeting area to begin the warm up.
- Pick up:
- Please do not park in fire lanes directly in front of Momentum facilities to pick up your climber(s).
- At the end of practice, climbers return their borrowed gear to the front desk and head home.
- This is the best time to check in with your coaches if you have any comments, questions or concerns.
Terms and Conditions
Missing a practice
Please carefully consider your schedule when signing up for a Momentum seasonal program. Our twelve week curriculum is well organized and each class builds on the previous class. Your climber will learn and enjoy the experience more if they attend each week. Due to the volume of participants and programs, we do not offer refunds or make up days for any missed classes. We do however provide the opportunity for you to come into the gym with your climber on your own time if they miss a class. Each climber is set up as a punch pass member when they register for a seasonal program with 12 punches. If you miss a class, your climber can use one of these punches to climb on your own time at any of our locations. These passes will expire one week after the seasonal program ends.
We understand that injuries and medical emergencies are unpredictable and in the event that your child must miss a practice(s) due to an injury or emergency we will evaluate how to proceed on a case by case basis. If your child has an injury or medical emergency and is unable to participate please contact your facilities Youth Program Manager. Contact Us Contact us
Athlete Code of Conduct
In order to minimize risk, encourage young climber responsibility, and help everyone focus together on the fun and personal reward of climbing, it is important for every participant and parent to read, understand and agree to the code of conduct presented in the parent informational meeting.
Disciplinary course of action
We use positive reinforcement to encourage appropriate class behavior such as self-identification of the problem, warnings and time-outs. If our coach does not have success with these tools, we may approach you in an effort to find a better method that is more effective for your child. We ask that you teach, talk about and review appropriate class behavior addressed in the “athlete code of conduct” with your child.
Seasonal ProgramTerms and Conditions
Refunds and Cancellations
We make decisions regarding our program staff one month in advance to help give you access to the program of your choice. We hire coaches based on the number of registration spots available. Therefore, we must adhere to the following refund policy and schedules to ensure that our programs remain viable.
- Classes will not be offered if there are fewer than 4 participants enrolled. A full refund is automatically granted if a program is canceled due to lack of enrollment by Momentum. Momentum reserves the right to cancel or combine any programs for which the enrollment is deemed insufficient or for other administrative reasons.
- Refunds will not be given after the start of a seasonal program.
If during the registration period, a conflict arises after registering, we can refund based on the how long before the program start you need to cancel. The closer it is to the program start date, the more unlikely we can fill a spot that becomes available.
- If you cancel 21-15 days before the session start date, you will receive a refund for money paid except $25 cancellation fee.
- If you cancel 14-8 days before the session start date, you will receive a refund for money paid except $75 cancellation fee.
- If you cancel 7-1 days before the session start date, you will receive a refund for money paid except $125 cancellation fee.
Transferring Class times
- Transferring programs can be done up to 7 days prior to the seasonal session start date, should space permit, with $25 administration fee
Monthly Autopay programs Terms and Conditions
Freezing and Cancelling for Monthly Autopay Programs
Momentum Youth Programs are very popular and in order to make space for climbers waiting to participate, we do not offer the option to freeze monthly autopay Youth Programs. If your child will be taking a break from our Youth Programs, a cancellation is required. Cancellations must be received before the 1st of the month in order to take effect at the next billing cycle, which is the 15th of each month. Click Here to Submit an Online Cancellation.
Your Momentum Family Membership can be frozen. Freezes must be received before the 1st of the month in order to take effect at the next billing cycle, which is the 15th of each month. Click here to submit an Online Freeze form.
Momentum Millcreek Youth Program Manager
Momentum Sandy Youth Program Manager
Momentum Lehi Youth Program Manager
For additional information regarding Youth Programs
Youth Program Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you hiring coaches for Momentum Youth Programs?
Please visit our Momentum employment page for more information