General Team Information

What is the Focus Climbing Team?

The Focus Climbing Team is a competitive and non-competitive youth climbing team based in Mesa, AZ.  Head coach, Shawn Mohatt, is a passionate rock climber with many years of experience in both climbing and coaching.  With three highly qualified coaches, we will help you son or daughter excel as a climber, whether that is recreationally or as a nationally ranked competitor.


Mission:

To provide a safe and fun environment that encourages the development of positive attitudes, values, and character.


Objective:

We will help your son or daughter excel as a climber and grow as a person.  We teach the children how to work toward their specific goals with dedication, perseverance, commitment, and hard work.  We strive to provide opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t exist and help the children understand the greatest discovery: realizing their own potential.


Getting Started on the Team:

If your son or daughter is interested in joining the team, call the gym at (480) 718-5258 and we will get you started right away.  After processing some quick paperwork, you will be ready to go!


Gear:

Necessary gear includes rock climbing shoes, a harness, and a chalkbag.  For your comfort and convenience, these items can be purchased at The Focus Climbing Center.


Team Apparel:

The Focus Climbing Team has obtained sponsorship from Madrock.  After one month on the team, all children will receive:

  • Focus t-shirt/tank top
  • Pro-deal pricing on Madrock, Frictionlabs, and Climbskin

Competition:

USA Climbing (USAC) is the official governing body for the sport of rock climbing within the United States.  Their website is www.usaclimbing.org.  This organization oversees both the Bouldering (ABS series) and Sport/Speed Climbing (SCS series) competitions.

The bouldering competition season usually begins late September.  Your child must become a USAC member if he or she will be competing in the bouldering series.  You can become a member by