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802-New England East

USA Climbing New England East (NEE) region 802 is VT, NH, ME, and eastern MA.
Please join the New England East Facebook group for news and announcements.

All information about local and 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. We will sometimes use the Facebook group to announce updates to this region homepage. However, there are many USAC members who are not on Facebook, so that is not our primary communication channel.

2018-2019 SEASON SCHEDULE


SPORT & SPEED YOUTH LOCAL COMPETITIONS


03/23/2019 - Brooklyn Boulders  //  Sommerville MA
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03/31/2019 - Metrorock  //  Everett MA
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04/06/2019 - Salt Pump Climbing  //  Scarborough ME
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04/13/2019 - White Mountain School  //  Bethlehem NH
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04/20/2019 - Metrorock // Essex Junction VT
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04/27/2019 - Central Rock Gym // Stoneham MA
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(see 801-New England West schedule for other nearby local comps.

USAC local comps in any region will count toward Regionals eligibility.)

SPORT & SPEED YOUTH/OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITIONS


03/8/2019 to
03/9/2019 - Sport & Speed OPEN National Championships
Sportrock  //  Alexandria VA

05/18/2019 to
05/19/2019 - Sport & Speed Youth Regional Championships
Metrorock // Littleton MA
Some categories on Sat 18-May, the others on Sun 19-May.
(see details below)

06/15/2019 to
06/16/2019 - Sport & Speed Youth Divisional Championships
Central Rock Gym // Randolph MA (see details below)

07/11/2019 to
07/14/2019 - Sport & Speed Youth National Championships
Reach Climbing + Fitness  //  Philadelphia PA
Sport & Speed Youth Nationals Info

 

2019 SPORT & SPEED REGIONALS

May 18th & 19th, 2019
Metrorock  //   1200 Constitution Ave. Littleton, MA 01460
978-990-7625

REGIONALS TWO DAY SCHEDULE
Sport & Speed Regionals is a two-day event. However, each category will compete in Sport on only one of the days. (There is only one competition round at Regionals.)  The same holds true for Speed.
Which day each category competes is not yet determined, and might not be determined until registration closes at the end of April.
We understand that this makes it difficult for families to plan that weekend, but we cannot ensure an high-quality event schedule until we know the size of the categories, and too many registrations are submitted on the last days before the deadline.

REGISTRATION
Register for Regionals at usaclimbing.org before the April 30th deadline.
See unofficial region 802 registration list.

 

2019 SPORT & SPEED DIVISIONALS

June 15th & 16th, 2019
Central Rock Gym  //   445 High St, Randolph, MA 02368
781-885-2120

DIVISIONALS TWO DAY SCHEDULE
Sport & Speed Divisionals is a two-day event, where every category's Sport Qualification Round is on Saturday, and the Sport Final Round is on Sunday.  The schedule for Speed Qualifiers and Finals is TBD.
The detailed schedules for Saturday and Sunday are TBD as well.

 

COACHES - NOVEMBER 1 & APRIL 1 DEADLINES

USAC Coach Membership; CPR & First Aid; Background Screening; SafeSport
Team Rosters
Due by Nov 1, 2018 for Bouldering season
Due by Apr 1, 2019 for Sport & Speed season
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 new 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, much simpler than the old system. 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, 2018 to Aug 31, 2019 competition year are now 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 USA Climbing rules.

We highly recommend that everyone be familiar with the USA Climbing Rulebook.  There are some significant changes made to the rules for the 2017-2018 year, 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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