Kids and teens ages 5+ are welcome to join our competitive climbing team, the Mountain Lions!

We believe that climbing is one of the greatest overall body conditioning activities in which your child can be involved. Mental discipline, in addition to the obvious physical benefits, prepares these young athletes to become confident, capable, young adults with lifetime skills such as time management, dedication, understanding how to overcome fear and defeat, and the ability to handle disappointment. In this age of high-tech instant gratification, teaching children how to accept delayed gratification for the attainment of a worthy ideal is challenging. Being involved in Farmington Valley YMCA’s competitive program will offer the opportunity to learn personal discipline and to gain tremendous self-confidence as they set and achieve their goals.

You must be a Y member to participate. There is a monthly fee, which covers practices, coaching, competition, t-shirts and more. Practices are twice a week and competitions are held frequently.

The Mountain Lions competitive climbing team first began Fall 2012. fills.