The VanguArds

Vertical Ventures Youth Climbing Club

vanĀ·guard n - the leading position in any movement or field.

Synonyms: forefront, cutting edge, leaders, spearhead.

Vertical Ventures' Youth programs focus on building confidence and skill through strength and achievement. Rock climbing is not only physical, but mental as well. Coaching will emphasize the fundamentals of climbing and fitness - balance, movement, communication, nutrition, strength training and mental focus. If you have further questions, feel free to give us a call at (813) 884·ROCK or e-mail us at

how it works

The youth programs are open to male and female climbers ages 6 through 18 wishing to build or improve their rock climbing abilities. The Club is aimed at those young climbers just getting into and exploring the sport and meets once a week. The Team meets twice a week, and is aimed at those climbers willing to train a bit harder and take their climbing to the next level.

We encourage and recommend team athletes to climb more than that if possible.

All team athletes receive full member benefits (10% off gear, 1 free guest pass/month, unlimited climbing). If a team athlete does not have their own equipment, VV will provide it on training days free of charge, but it must be rented on non-training days. Having your own climbing shoes is HIGHLY recommended - these are the most basic and critical piece of climbing equipment.


The youth club is for young climbers looking to explore the sport. This introductory team offers a little less commitment with plenty of opportunity to progress in climbing technique. Youth Club will focus the efforts of the students on fun, positive climbing-specific activities in an encouraging environment.

Ages: 6-18

When: Once a week on Saturdays 8:00am - 10:00am

Cost: $99 monthly (includes monthly membership)

Requirements: None


The Youth Team is perfect for those climbers that are ready to take climbing more seriously. These climbers will meet twice a week and receive the coaching needed to help them meet their goals as climbers and team members. The Team is encouraged to attend and compete in the various competition throughout the state of Florida.

Ages: 6-12

When: Two times a week: Wednesday 6:30-8:30 | Saturday 8:00am - 10:00am

Cost: $129 monthly (includes monthly membership)

Requirements: coach approval


Designed for the teenage climber with a strong base of motivation technique, skill and strength. Coaches and peers will push team members both mentally and physically. The Junior Team can look forward to high-end coaching from all of our coaches, outdoor trips, and travel to competitions.

Ages: 13-18

When: Two times a week: Wednesday 6:30-8:30 | Saturday 8:00am - 10:00am

Cost: $129 monthly (includes monthly membership)

Requirements: coach approval


Contact Vertical Ventures at 813.884.7625 to register your child for the Youth Programs. We will need contact information, climbers information, a waiver for climber (if not already on file) and payment information.