Team ABC Boulder – ELITE
Head Coach: Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou
Team ABC Boulder Elite is a competitive climbing team consisting of really good athletes working together to produce great results. These talented and hard-working athletes focus on honing flexibility, core strength, finger strength, body-awareness, mental preparation and injury prevention in order to perform at a high level at competitions and outside on rock.
Repetition, refinement, and mastery of acquired skills provide these athletes the opportunity to excel at the highest level. Team ABC Elite climbers have a high climbing IQ and are the leaders of our program; each athlete understands the importance of mentorship and how to be a Team ABC ambassador to younger climbers, to Team ABC sponsors and to the sport of climbing.
Elite Team athletes are required to commit to the USA Climbing annual season by competing in at least three competitions per Bouldering season and three comps per Sport & Speed season: two locals and one Regionals competition (for a total of six events per school year, minimum). Elite Team athletes are strongly encouraged to work toward and compete at Divisionals, Nationals and International events.
In addition to traveling to events, our Elite Team is encouraged to attend Team ABC’s local, national and international training camps in world class climbing venues from the Front Range to Rifle, Hueco Tanks, Spain, France and beyond…
Elite Team athletes are selected based on coach’s recommendation, a minimum age of 13, devotion to climbing, and a commitment to both Team ABC and to the competitive season. ABC Elite Team climbers work with some of the most proficient and accomplished coaches in the nation at our youth training facility in Boulder, and train at some of the finest indoor facilities and outdoor destinations in the world.
Elite Team athletes have additional opportunities to adventure locally with our Team ABC Boulder outdoor program and outdoor guiding partner Boulder Climbing Guides.
Elite Team athletes are required to commit to the 2016 / 2017 USA Climbing Season.
Athletes on the Elite level are also coached to connect with sponsors, represent as sponsored athletes and industry ambassadors, and conduct professional media relations.
Professional athletes guest coach the Elite Team throughout the year. In addition, a variety of clinics are offered to Elite Team athletes on a regular basis.
ABC Elite athletes over the age of 14 have the opportunity to earn a place on the US Junior World Team.
Team ABC Boulder athletes age 16 in the current calendar year are supported on the Open / Senior circuit.
Team ABC Boulder Elite is proudly sponsored by companies that proudly support youth climbers and youth climbing.
Elite athletes train at our local Partner Facilities throughout the season: The Spot Bouldering Gym, Movement Climbing + Fitness, Earthtreks, and CATS.
Ages: 13 – 19
Focus: Developmental | Competitive | Outdoor
9 hours: 3 days/week, 3 hour sessions, 6-9pm (M/W/TH)
Private Sessions: 6 hours /Quarter
Athletes are required to participate in 2 -1 hour private coaching sessions during Fall, Winter & Spring Quarter
Athletes are encouraged to attend Summer Training Camps and Summer Outdoor Camps
John Brosler – Speed Specialist