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The Glasgow Youth Squad

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The TCA Glasgow Youth Squad are talented climbers aged 8-16 who compete in local, national and international competitions throughout the year. The abilities of the members vary from the keen newcomer that has obvious potential, through to national champions and members of the GB Climbing Team.

In normal years, there is a very busy competition calendar that includes events such as the British Mountaineering Councils ‘Youth Climbing Series’ (BMC YCS), the Junior British Bouldering Championships and the Climbing Works International Festival.

While Squad does have a competition element, if competitions are not your thing, that’s OK. TCA Coaches will use the very best up-to-date training methods to help every member achieve their potential. Where possible coaches will accompany the team to some of the UK’s top outdoor climbing and bouldering locations.

No Squad Trials

Unfortunately we are not able to run squad trials this year. Ordinarily there is a natural turnover of people as the team ages, but this year we are in the unusual position of having complere numbers from those who are staying on. We do not currently have capacity to introduce a 2nd squad and with 30 already on our sessions, we are unable to increase the size of the group. If you are aged between 8-16, and are interested in being on a waiting list, please email

If you have aspirations to join in future, please keep training in your own time and we can hopefully work with you in future. If you are looking to develop your skill set for competitions or personal goals you may also enquire about personal coaching to the same email address.




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A big thanks to Ellis Brigham for sponsoring the team. With our wealth of experience, the aim is to produce communities of gifted climbers, whose lifelong participation will help to shape the sport for years to come.