Try out for our Youth Development Squad

The YDS is the Boulder Hut’s Development Squad that covers advanced techniques related to bouldering, training and competitions.

It is a structured team training session led by one of three coaches each week (Ami, Chris or Phil).

Sessions will focus on:

  • Footwork
  • Balance
  • Flexibility
  • Strength
  • Problem-solving
  • Preparing for competition
  • Attitude towards failure
  • Much more

Who are we looking for?

Our aim is to develop children who already show a high level of ability for their age, and who show potential and dedication to bouldering. We will work closely with each child, developing their individual style and technique, with hopes of entering the team into various bouldering competitions.

Children who already boulder regularly at a high level and are willing to attempt problems several times before completing them (projects). We expect them to have a basic understanding of gym etiquette and safety, as well as a good attitude towards improving their bouldering.


Join the YDS:

Your child must participate in our trial day on 26th January - Sunday 4-6pm in order to be considered as a member of the YDS.

There are 8 places on the team, at a minimum age of 6.

You will be notified if your child is successful and sessions will commence 8th February. Sessions will run on Saturdays 4-6pm and you must book onto each term of the YDS.



The trial will consist of a series of kids' ‘competition’ style problems in the Main Area. Children participating will be observed on:

  • Attitude/Mind-set
  • Potential
  • Ability/Technique


About the author

Located just off Junction 7 of the M53, in Ellesmere Port, just 10 minutes from Chester