2019/2020

Royal Kingston Youth Curling Program


Youth Curling Program  2019

Well, the 2019 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. 

Our Youth program combines all ages into one timeslot of  Sunday 12:00-3:00pm.

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.   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 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: Kaitlyn Welch and Samantha Marecak

 

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