Apex Academy

Apex Academy

The Apex Academy has been building from its humble beginnings back in Dec 2015 from private 1:1 coaching sessions, to a trio of keen youth climbers, up to today where we now have a 3 awesome teams of amazing youth climbers, across two different cities, creating an all encompassing Climbing Academy.

We aim to inspire and develop talented youth climbers of all ages and help feed into the GB Climbing Team, developing top British competitors and always strive to create FUN & purposeful sessions that inspire & lead into a lifelong passion for fitness and health. The Apex Academy provides opportunities to develop socially, mentally, technically and physically, using goals and a positive growth mindset that can help young people become the athlete and person they want to be.

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Job Opportunity

 JOB ADVERT Job Title: Climbing Coach Reports to: Head Coach Location: To run sessions in Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield and within the Peak District Hours of work: Part-time; starting at 10 hours per week with a view to progress to full time Rate:…

Apex Academy - February

Apex Academy - February Update Well here we are, a new blog!! Which will, all being well, be updated on a monthly basis with all the comings and going of the Apex team including the Apex athletes, the coaches…and even possibly the parents. February…

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DERBY

Location: The Climbing Unit, Alter Rock (on a monthly rotation)
Tuesdays: 17:00 – 18:30 (Development Team aged 8-12)
Tuesdays: 18:30 – 20:30 (Performance Team aged 13-17)
£64pp / Month (Wall entry included)

Our Derby Apex Academy courses feature 8 places per team, aiming to run to a 1:4 coach/climber ratio to keep a coaching centred approach.  Our unique training approach means that we run our sessions at all the Derby climbing walls, alternating between The Climbing Unit & Alter Rock on a monthly basis, with visits to the brand new Derby Uni Wall to keep things fresh on occasion.  We do this to utilise the best of both centres’ facilities, and to provide further motivation and increase the variety of climbing moves and technical skills our athletes are exposed to.

Each academy member will receive a FREE Apex Academy Vest, T-shirt & Hoody as part of their membership. Whilst we advise bringing their own personal climbing equipment to sessions (climbing shoes, harnesses, chalk etc) Ropes, quick-draws, practice & training equipment will all be provided each session.

SHEFFIELD

Location: The Climbing Works, The Foundry, Awesome Walls (on a monthly rotation)
Mondays: 18:30 – 21:00 (Performance Team aged 13-17)
TBA: Development Team aged 8-12 coming soon.
£64pp / Month (Wall entry included)

Following on from the huge success of our Derby Apex Academy, our Sheffield Apex Academy follows the same winning formula. The Perfomance Team sessions feature 8 places per team, aiming to run to a 1:4 coach/climber ratio to keep a coaching centred approach. Visiting some of the best climbing centers in Sheffield on a monthly basis, this unique training approach means that our athletes will be exposed to a variety of different climbing styles and conditions; this keeps the training varied, interesting, and most of all, fun!

Each academy member will receive a FREE Apex Academy Vest, T-shirt & Hoody as part of their membership. Whilst we advise bringing their own personal climbing equipment to sessions (climbing shoes, harnesses, chalk etc) Ropes, quick-draws, practice & training equipment will all be provided each session.

APEX AWAY DAYS

Location: Around the UK
£36pp / Session
£20pp / Session (When replacing a regular session)

These Apex Away Days are often set during school holidays which involve 10am-4pm, full day sessions at climbing centres further afield or at outdoor crags!

These are additional dates to help provide extra competition practice, build further on varied climbing movement style exposure, keep psyche high and provide extra climbing opportunities and experiences. We have also met up with other climbing squads and ran multi-team mock competitions. We find this to have many social learning benefits as well as the additional climbing benefits, encouraging friendly competition in a more relaxed environment.