Coyote’s Youth Competitive Team program has been developed to help top young athletes reach their competitive climbing goals at regional, national, and international levels. The small group size allows for one-on-one coaching and individualized training from experienced, accomplished coaches to best prepare each climber to meet the mental and physical challenges of climbing comps.

Session Information
  • 9 month session begins in the fall
  • Program runs 3 times a week
  • 12 spots available by try-out or invitation
  • $225 per month – includes membership for the season so climbers can train anytime
Yves Gravelle -Youth Competitive Team HEad Coach

In the 12 years that Yves has been climbing competitively, he has been an eight-time member of the Canadian National Climbing team and has competed at national and international levels. He is a multiple-time Provincial and Eastern Canadian Regional Champion, has placed 2nd in the Canadian Bouldering Nationals, and 26th in the world at the IFSC World Cup in Vail, Colorado.

Yves performs equally well on the real rock, having sent boulder problems up to V15 and establishing some of Eastern Canada’s hardest boulder problems, including the region’s first V13s (Certified Gangsta, in Edelweiss ON). Most of Yves’ first ascent climbs still wait for a second ascent.

Currently, Yves is focusing his attention on his new passion: coaching the next generation of Canadian athletes!

Yves has been coaching the Coyote Youth Competitive Team since 2014. The Team has a reputation of being one of the best in Canada, with athletes earning spots on the Canadian National Climbing team, crowned National Champion, and competing in World Championships and IFSC World Cup events.

Micheal Anderson – Youth Competitive Team Coach

Mike started climbing in 2011 and was an original member of the first Coyote Pre-Competitive team. He has been working at Coyote for over 8 years, and coaching the competitive team for the last 5. He has a tremendous amount of knowledge about competitive climbing styles and techniques which have helped climbers reach national level. Mike has climbed in numerous prolific climbing locations including Rumney, New Hampshire.

Emilia Callanan – Youth Competitive Team Assistant Coach

Emilia has been climbing for 6 years and began climbing with the Coyote Youth Competitive Team in 2019. Emilia won the 2023 Youth Nationals in Calgary this year sending her to the Youth World Championship in South Korea in August 2023. The year prior she attended the 2022 Youth World Championship in Texas. With many years of competitive experience, Emilia is now an assistant coach for the competitive team, helping athletes reach the next level.

This year Emilia will also be competing in the Adult Climbing Circuit! In her free time, she has been sport climbing outside in places such as Red Rocks and plans to explore more places like Red River Gorge!