2017/2018

Royal Kingston Youth Curling Program


Youth Curling Program Changes 2017

Well, the 2017 curling session is about to start. We hope you all had a great summer and are ready to begin on a new curling adventure with us.

As coaches, we would like to advance the RKCC youth curling program to give our children the best curling experience but also to prepare them for long term athletic development.  To do this, we are bringing in a more competitive aspect to our program, focusing on fitness and teamwork. 

As you may have noticed we have changed the times for the program, combining all ages into one timeslot of 12:30-3:00pm.

Each week will consist of off-ice training which will include age appropriate fitness (Cardio and Strength training), on/off-ice skill lesson and a 4 end game.

All children and teens (except Little Rockers) will be placed on a team at the beginning of the season and will be playing on that team for 6 weeks. After 6 weeks new teams will be picked. Position on the team will be determined by experience and skill level.  If you are going to miss a week of curling it is courtesy to inform your teammates or coaches beforehand. These teams will be used to determine who will be playing for Championship night.

As coaches we are well aware that some of our older children and teens have developed teams already that are looking at competing in bonspiels and competitions throughout the year.  Since the program is over at 3:00pm, there is still youth ice time till available until 4:00pm for teams to practice. You will be required to book a sheet of ice on the sign-up sheet located on the Youth Curling Board. To help these teams, as coaches, we will assist as much as possible to prepare you for the competitions and to also inform you about up-coming bonspiels and competitions in the area.

HELMETS:

The Canadian Curling Association has implemented a new rule that all children 12 and under are required to wear a helmet that passes CSA-testing while on the ice. These include the helmet hats/bands that RKCC is selling, hockey helmets and some bike helmets.

Parents of teens will be required to fill out and sign a waiver. If no waiver is signed the teen will be required to wear a helmet while on the ice as well. Coaches will be enforcing this rule.  

CLOTHING:

Youth will be asked to wear appropriate clothing.

  • Comfy pants (No jeans or dress pants)
  • Curling shoes and/or clean runners with a slider (little rockers will start with tape)
  • CSA-passed Helmet for 12 and under (Wavier for above age 12)
  • Mittens/Gloves with a grip (If hands get cold)

COACHES:

Coach and Convener: Kimberly Barker

            Email: [email protected]

Coach: Christy Gilmour

            Email: [email protected]

Coach: Dale Marecak

            Email: [email protected]

Coaching Assistants: Katelyn Welch and Samantha Marecak

DATES:

October:

            1st: 1:00pm Youth Registration (NO coaching but ice will be available)

8th: NO CURLING

            15th: 12:30 - 3:00pm Youth Curling – Skill Level Evaluations/New Curling Lesson

            22nd: 12:30 – 3:00pm Youth Curling – Round 1: 1st Game

            29th: 12:30 – 3:00pm Youth Curling - Round 1: 2nd Game

November:

            5th: 12:30 – 3:00pm Youth Curling – Round 1: 3rd Game

            12th: NO CURLING

            19th: 12:30 – 3:00pm Youth Curling – Round 1: 4th Game

            26th: 12:30 – 3:00pm Youth Curling – Round 1: 5th Game

December:

            3rd: 12:30 – 3:00pm Youth Curling – Round 1: 6th Game

            10th: 12:30 – 3:00pm Youth Curling – Round 2: 1st Game

            17th: 12:30 – 3:00pm Youth Curling Christmas Party

            24th: NO CURLING

            31st: 12:30 – 3:00pm Youth Curling – Round 2: 2nd Game

January:

            7th: 12:30 – 3:00pm Youth Curling – Round 2: 3rd Game

            14th: 12:30 – 3:00pm Youth Curling – Round 2: 4th Game

            21st: 12:30 – 3:00pm Youth Curling – Round 2: 5th Game

            28th: 12:30 – 3:00pm Youth Curling – Round 2: 6th Game

February:

            4th: 12:30 - 3:00pm Youth Curling – Round 3: 1st Game

            11th: 12:30 – 3:00pm Youth Curling – Round 3: 2nd Game

            18th: NO CURLING Ice Maintenance

            25th: 12:30 – 3:00pm Youth Curling – Round 3: 3rd Game

March:

            4th: 12:30 – 3:00pm Youth Curling – Round 3: 4th Game

            11th: 12:30 - 3:00pm Youth Curling – Round 3: 5th Game

            18th: 12:30 – 3:00pm Youth Curling – Round 3: 6th Game

            25th: NO CURLING

April:

            1st: NO CURLING Easter

            8th: 12:30 – 3:00pm Youth Curling – Playoffs for Championship Night

            15th: 12:30 – 3:00pm End of Season Party



 

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