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802-New England East

USA Climbing Region 802 - New England East (NEE)
VT, NH, ME, and eastern MA.

All information about local and regional championship competitions for New England East members will be posted on this region homepage. This region homepage is the first place to look for schedule, running orders, volunteer info, etc.

Join the New England East Facebook group for announcements about updates to this region homepage, and for info posted by the local competition host gyms. However, as there are many USAC members who are not on Facebook, this region page (not Facebook) is our primary communication channel.

 

BOULDERING YOUTH REGIONALS

SCHEDULE / LOCATION

Dates: Dec 14-15, 2019
Location: Metrorock -- Newburyport MA
> Preliminary Schedule (subject to change)

LIMITED ACCESS FOR COMPETITORS, THEIR FAMILIES, AND COACHES:
From 5pm Sunday Dec 8th through 6am Saturday Dec 14th,
all competitors, their families, and coaches are prohibited from entering
the climbing areas or yoga room at Metrorock in Newburyport, MA.
Any violation could result in disciplinary action,
including disqualification of competitors from Regionals.
All photography in the climbing areas is prohibited during this period,
by anyone, and violations could also result in similar disciplinary action.

REGISTRATION

> Registration is closed.
> Registration Report (Unofficial)
Note: Although the Sport80 registration system generates an email with a "ticket" for the competitor, there is no need for competitors to print out the ticket and bring it to Regionals.
Please contact info@usaclimbing.org immediately if you have issues registering.

VOLUNTEERS

> Volunteer Signup!

It’s that time of year again when we are fast approaching another Bouldering Regionals competition, and so we are reaching out to encourage all of you to volunteer at this amazing championship event. Volunteering is a great way to support your hard-working youth climbers, to meet other super-nice parents/volunteers, and to be involved in a rewarding event for all.

As you may be aware, USA Climbing is offering “Volunteer Memberships.” While membership is not strictly required for volunteers, we encourage you to register, particularly for the Covered Volunteer Membership.  There is no charge for this membership, but it will require online registration (link: https://usaclimbing.sport80.com/login ) and some time (~1hr) to complete the web-based training. As parents of climbers, we found this training to be very informative and worthwhile, and we suspect others will find it to be beneficial as well. If you decide to register for the Non-Covered Volunteer Membership instead (which does not require the training), that would be appreciated too.

Many of you have helped make previous events work for all our youth competitors, and we RC’s are so grateful for your time and involvement. We hope you can help us again. If you haven’t volunteered yet, please consider signing up to help at this years Bouldering Regionals. No experience necessary, and we’ll show you what you’ll need to know so you’ll feel like a pro!

Thank you, and please feel free to contact us with any questions.
-Region 802 RCs   (region802@usaclimbing.org)

 

 

 

2019-2020 SEASON SCHEDULE

 

BOULDERING YOUTH LOCAL COMPETITIONS (802)

09/21/2019 - Brooklyn Boulders - Somerville MA
10/05/2019 - Salt Pump Climbing Co - Scarborough ME - registration - volunteer signup
10/12/2019 - Metrorock - Littleton MA - registration - volunteer signup
10/19/2019 - Central Rock Gym - Stoneham MA - registration - volunteer signup
10/26/2019 - Metrorock - Everett MA - registration - volunteer signup
11/02/2019 - Petra Cliffs - Burlington VT -  registration & volunteer signup
11/09/2019 - White Mountain School - Bethlehem NH - registration

 

BOULDERING YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITIONS (802)

Bouldering Youth Regionals
See above.

Bouldering Youth Divisionals
Dates: Jan 18-19, 2020
Location: BETA Climbing + Fitness -- Stamford CT
Info: (To be announced)

Bouldering Youth Nationals
Dates: Feb 7-9, 2020
Location: Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center -- Redmond OR
Info: Bouldering Nationals home page

 

SPORT & SPEED YOUTH LOCAL COMPETITIONS (802)

Sport & Speed Youth Local Schedule is TBA

 

SPORT & SPEED YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITIONS (802)

Sport & Speed Youth Regionals
Dates: May 9-10, 2020  *or*  May 16-17, 2020  (date selection is TBD)
Location: TBD
Info: (Each competitor will only compete either Sat or Sun. Which day each category climbs, along with all other info, is yet to be announced)

Sport & Speed Youth Divisionals
Dates: June 20-21, 20202
Location: TBD
Info: (To be announced)

Sport & Speed Youth Nationals
Dates: July 9-12, 2020
Location: TBD
Info: Sport & Speed Youth Nationals home page

 

COACHES - INFO & DEADLINES FOR CERTIFICATION & ROSTERS

USAC Coach Membership; CPR & First Aid; Background Screening; SafeSport
Team Rosters; etc.
See information, including deadlines, at:
http://www.usaclimbing.org/Officials/Coaches.htm

 

VOLUNTEERS

Why do climbing competitions require so many volunteers, even with all the registration fees?
> Please read this

 

MULTI-ZONE SCORING SYSTEM FOR BOULDERING

We recommend before attending regionals, all competitors, coaches, and parents
      - read the explanation regarding the NEW Multi-zone scoring format 
      - and watch the Bouldering Rules video.
The multi-zone scoring format will be used for all Bouldering Championship events: Regionals, Divisionals, Nationals (Youth & Open).

No experience is necessary to judge bouldering championship competitions, and the multi-zone scoring system is straightforward. You'll be paired with another (experienced) judge you can learn from and can help ensure that you should be able to watch your climber. We will train you so that you feel ready!

 

MEMBERSHIPS

USA Climbing memberships for the Sept 1, 2019 to Aug 31, 2020 competition year will soon be available.
    http://www.usaclimbing.org/members/membership_overview.htm
(Or click on the "JOIN or SUPPORT" link at the top of every usaclimbing.org page.)

 

RULES

In order to help avoid disappointment, confusion, or even disqualification, it is everyone's responsibility to know and understand the rules in the USA Climbing Rulebook.

We highly recommend that everyone be familiar with the USA Climbing Rulebook.  Each year, there can be some significant changes made to the rules , and the first section of the Rulebook is "Significant Changes -- Overview."  This is a great place to start if you've read the Rulebook before.

All climbers, parents, coaches, friends, and especially judges and belayers: please watch the Bouldering or Sport Rules video on the USA Climbing Rulebook page prior to attending Regionals, Divisionals, or Nationals.

If there is any climbers briefing in iso, it might be primarily for items specific to that competition or to that venue/gym.  The climbers briefing cannot (and will not) fully review all the rules. It is the responsibility of the coaches and climbers to ensure they know the rules.

 

ABOUT USA CLIMBING NEW ENGLAND EAST REGION 

The New England East region is one of two that make up Division 8:
    New England East (802): VT, ME,NH, Eastern MA   (our region)
    New England West (801): NY, CT,RI, Western MA  (neighboring region)

The New England East Regional Coordinators (RCs) are:
    Mark Vasta, Matt Ornes, Shannon Lucia, and Eugene Ma
    (see the Region 802 Contacts link on the right side of this page.)

Nearby Regions (for other local competitions):
    New England West (801): NY, CT, RI, Western MA
    Rustbelt (702): OH, PA, NJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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