A New Direction for 2016/17!
Our new Youth program for 2016/17 offers curling for youth aged 7-18. Athletes are separated into two groups: Little Rocks (Ages 7-12) and Bantam/Junior (Ages 13-18). All youth players are welcome regardless of skill level. New curlers are always welcome as well.
The brand new program will provide learning and development opportunities for athletes to play this great sport in a FUN, safe and positive environment. The program will offer instruction, skills development and game experience.
Learn, Develop, Enjoy.
Certified Instructors will provide a structure focused on Learning and Athlete Development. From basic rules of the game, delivery and balance, weight and line, sweeping, to building teamwork and applying strategy. Athletes will be oriented through a phased learning approach exposing them to the full game on and off the ice.
The new program will also focus on developing athletes through several skill testing sessions. After several weeks of learning sessions and league game play, athletes will be tested on their knowledge, understanding and execution of the basic movements of the game in a FUN and rewarding manner.
Sundays will also see the implementation of Junior league play to put all the skills and execution together in a game format. Balanced teams will be created and rotated throughout the season. Instructors will be on ice during league play to guide the athletes through coachable game situations.
December sees the athletes participate at the Junior Hot Shots Challenge and Christmas Party, a Fun and skill based competition run with the assistance of the University of Guelph Gryphons Curling Program.
League play will lead to the program’s Junior Club Championship where teams will play down for the opportunity to win the brand new Junior Club Championship Trophy. Progress and achievement for the athletes will be celebrated at the year end Champions Day banquet, complete with a prize table and awards ceremony.
Come join the FUN
Curling offers athletes a FUN and Social atmosphere for athletes, which often includes building lasting friendships. It is also a sport that athletes can enjoy and participate in throughout their lives.
Come out and give us a try… Bring a friend and make the experience that much better.
When does the Program take place?
The program runs on Sundays between 1 and 3 PM for 20 weeks from October to March. Instruction and game times may fluctuate should the need arise due to the need to expand the program based on number of athletes enrolled.
– Nathan Scott, Junior Coordinator
Start Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016
No Curling Dates:
- Sunday, December 18, 2016 – OCA Scotties Qualifiers
- Sunday, December 25, 2016 – Christmas Break
- Sunday, January 1, 2017 – Christmas Break
- Sunday, March 5, 2017 – EarthSACC Bonspiel
For any further information please contact the club by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at: 519-822-6171