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Team ABC Coach

Website ABC Kids Climbing

DEPARTMENT: Indoor Programs
REPORTS TO: Team ABC Head Coach, Team ABC Coach Coordinators, Leadership Team
CLASSIFICATION: Part-Time Hourly (Full Time Potential)


Located in Boulder, Colorado, ABC Kids Climbing is a unique climbing facility for kids and the home of Team ABC.

Fostering foundational climbing experiences for preschoolers, leading developmental climbing experiences for kids, coaching competitive climbing experiences for athletes and guiding outdoor climbing experiences for families.

We’re here to share unique climbing experiences with kids and families while developing  the next generation of youth climbers.

Really good climbers, real great kids. Trying hard and having fun.


Team ABC Coaches (Coach) work closely with the Team ABC Head Coach and Leadership Team to lead, support, develop and inspire a robust climbing team of ABC youth athletes and a diverse community of ABC children and families. Coaches pro-actively organize, train and support competitive and exploratory team programs and athletes while fostering a positive and lasting experience for the ABC community of staff, children and families. Team ABC Coaches demonstrate professionalism and maintain a high coaching standard while contributing to a healthy climbing team and company culture.

We’re seeking an experienced youth climbing coach with a background that includes curiosity, patience, passion, motivation, empathy and knowledge to meaningfully contribute to the Team ABC program. Comfortable in an individual and group setting, with both children and parents, Team ABC coaches are committed to delivering a balanced approach to trying hard and having fun. Contributing to an inclusive, productive and enjoyable training environment for youth athletes, the ideal candidate will nurture, support and train young climbers toward camaraderie, performance/goal management, responsible stewardship and a lifelong path of climbing options. Background in coaching the three
competitive disciplines of speed, lead and bouldering is a plus.


  • Previous coaching and climbing experience… additionally, previous competitor experience a plus
  • Passion for sharing experiences and knowledge while organizing around youth climbers
  • Confident and strong collaborator with the ability to coordinate with a robust coaching staff
  • Real-time problem solver handling challenging situations with sound judgment
  • Assess and educate injury prevention and risks related to indoor and competitive climbing
  • Effectively ‘read’ and communicate modern climbing movements, skills and techniques
    specific to high level competitive climbing
  • Individual, small and large group coordination and training experience in a practice and
    competition setting
  • Current USAC level 1 or 2 certification preferred, not required
  • Provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all races, religious beliefs, sexual orientations and identities


  • Act as a member of the Team ABC Coaching staff with a focus on competitive and
    exploratory team programs
  • Coach Team ABC athlete assessments, practices, private training sessions, training camps and competitions in accordance with Team ABC coaching philosophies and protocols
  • Promote Team ABC standards and procedures in accordance with ABC, PCA, CWA and
    USAC guidelines
  • Coordinate with Head Coach and collaborate with co-coaches to optimize, innovate and
    implement Team ABC program schedules, curriculums, training plans and goals
  • Administer youth behavioral code of conduct, while administering Team ABC seasonal
    athlete reviews
  • Contribute to consistent Team ABC athlete / parent communication
  • Has a complete understanding of the Team ABC program track – clearly communicating
    current and future Team ABC program options
  • Represent the ABC organization as a responsible steward of youth climbing
  • Research and convey past, present and future industry youth studies / trends related to
    physical, mental and social health and well being


  • Excellent leadership, communication, collaboration and technical coaching skills
  • Punctual, passionate and proud of your work with the drive to develop professionally
  • Strong collaborator eager to contribute to a robust team program of coaches and athletes
  • Understanding of digital collaborative platforms including Google Workspace
  • Flexibility to work weekday evenings along with various weekends, events and travel
  • Passionate, enthusiastic and amicable while responsibly and effectively balancing coach,
    athlete and parent rapport
  • Knowledge and ability to coach all competitive, exploratory and foundational team programs
  • Convey climbing movement, technique and coordination along with strategic, physical and mental processes
  • Effectively balance individual and team development on and off the field of play


  • First Aid / CPR
  • Safesport
  • PCA Training Experience
  • USAC Certified Coach – Level 1 or 2
  • Understanding of USAC/IFSC Rules and Regulations
  • Routesetting Experience
  • Strength and Conditioning Experience


  • Hourly Rate $18 – $22 (range flexible, commensurate with experience)
  • PTO
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • ABC Perks


To apply for this job email your details to hr@abckidsclimbing.com