Welcome to our new ROKT Youth Development Scheme (RYDS) which replaces the previously run NICAS courses for kids young people.
After 7 years of coaching and teaching, we understand what it takes to keep young climbers motivated while having fun and we are proud to say we have one of the best youth development programmes in England. With this in mind we are moving away from NICAS to focus on what is most important to our cohort of young climbers.
We are proud to introduce the RYDS which will include our popular ROKTLINGS Kids Club for our youngest climbers (which won’t change).
RYDS has been founded to provide its participants with the skills and techniques required to become a safe and well-rounded climber. High quality coaching will give our young climbers the opportunity to improve on their own climbing abilities – plus a pathway into our ROKT Academy and ROKT Team.
Most of all, it’s enjoyable! But alongside the positive impact on physical health, climbing can help a child’s development, such as improving confidence in themselves, trust in others, effective teamwork and partnerships, communication skills and can even help form lifelong friendships.
Throughout all three levels of the scheme our friendly, experienced instructors will personalise the syllabus to each individual, giving challenging yet achievable goals for climbers of all abilities and will promote progression within each group and onto more advanced levels if so desired.
Don’t forget, parents/guardians bringing kids to a RYDS or ROKTLINGS class can boulder for just £5 on the day. Never climbed before? Then book an induction with one of our friendly instructors and let’s get you up there!
To book a child on to a class for a full or half term or to ask any questions (please see FAQ below), please call us on 01484 717444 with any further questions.
2018 term dates and prices for RYDS and ROKTLINGS are as follow:
Monday April 16 to Saturday May 26, 2018
Monday June 4 to Saturday July 21, 2018
Monday September 3 to Saturday October 27, 2018
Monday November 5 to Saturday December 15, 2018
RYDS full term payment of £130
ROKTLINGS full term payment of £90
We also run clubs and classes during school holidays too!