Team Update April 2017

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Team Training Notes

by Josh Bennett

In the last few weeks Team Edgeworks has seen HUGE increases in Teamwork and overall fitness. The biggest and most noticeable difference is in their flexibility.

There are many reasons that flexibility is key in climbing. The biggest and best reason is that it enables our climbers to use their feet more efficiently!  Coaches are seeing the kids using their bodies in ways that they haven’t been able to before, and it’s really exciting because it opens the door to more creative and  technical beta.

We are  so stoked to be seeing these gains and it seems like the kids really enjoy it too!

2017 Sport and Speed Regional Registration

Registration for the 2017 USA Climbing: Sport & Speed Youth Regional Championships is now open! Please make note of the registration deadlines and eligibility requirements below and register today!

Important Registration Dates 

April 1 – April 30, 2017

USA Climbing: Sport & Speed Youth Regional Championships registration is now open and will continue until 11:59 PM MST on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

May 1 – May 2, 2017 | Registration Extension Period ($100 late fee)

On May 1st, USA Climbing will post a roster of currently registered competitors and reopen registration to allow all eligible members an additional 48-hours to register for Regionals at an additional $100 fee.

May 2, 2017 @ 11:59pm MST | Registration CLOSES 

Registration for Regionals will officially close on May 2nd at 11:59pm MST and USA Climbing will NOT accept any late or missed registration appeals if a competitor fails to register by this final registration deadline.

Eligibility Requirements

Sport & Speed Youth Regional Championships are open only to USA Climbing Competitor Members who:

•  hold a current USA Climbing Competitor membership

•  have competed in a minimum of, and received credit for, two Local competitions as a USA Climbing Competitor Member or USA Climbing DAY-Member

•  met all registration requirements and/or deadlines

•  have a Bye to the event

The two competition minimum participation requirement will be waived for competitors that wish to compete in SPEED ONLY.

**This is a summary of requirements. Please see the RULEBOOK for more details**

How to Register

Click the link in the email you received from USA Climbing, or go to


Mark your calendar! The Olympic Peninsula Climbers and the Access Fund’s Conservation Team are holding a trail development event on April 15th, 2017 to develop a formal and safe trail to the Elwha Crags eastern climbing area, Waka Beach. Trail building will include things like brush clearing, digging, lots of manual labor, laughter, and a lot of fun (hopefully). More information is coming regarding how Team Edgeworks will be involved in this service event.