Next Generation Program

 

Applications for the 2022/23 Next Gen Program are now being accepted.

 

The Ontario Curling Council is pleased to open intake to our Next Gen Program for the 2022-2023 Season.  The Ontario Curling Council’s Next Gen Program is designed to support athletes who have proven competitive success over time and help advance them along the LTAD pathway as individual athletes and teams.

The Ontario Curling Council’s Next Gen Program is designed to support athletes who have proven competitive success over time and help advance them along the LTAD pathway as individual athletes and teams.

The link to the application document is provided below.  It is advised that you don not attempt to complete an application on a phone or tablet.  There are multiple links to multiple documents within the application and a number of uploads are required.  This is best accomplished on a computer.

The Ontario Curling Council (OCC) wishes to recognize the continued support of our stakeholders to this program and others:  The Government of Ontario, Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario(CSIO), Curling Canada, CurlON, Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA) and the Coaches Association of Ontario.

 

Click HERE for Next Gen Application

 

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JUNE 26 AT 11:59PM – LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.  THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

Program Scope

The Ontario Curling Council will support ten (10) teams through its Next Gen Program.

The Ontario Curling Council (OCC) and its membership, CurlON and the Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA) are committed to the growth and development of competitive athletes with the intent of putting Ontario and Northern Ontario athletes on national and international podiums for years to come.

The OCC is also working closely with Curling Canada and the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario (CSIO) to identify athletes who are specifically tracking towards potential Olympic podium performances in the next 2-3 quadrennials. The OCC will work in concert with Curling Canada to develop athletes and feed Curling Canada’s National Next Gen Program.

Already recognized as a National Best Practice, the OCC is continually reflecting on programming to ensure a best in class system.  Feedback is considered from:

  • Curling Canada’s High Performance Plan
  • Survey results obtained from this year’s High Performance Survey
  • General survey results obtained during Strategic Planning Initiatives
  • Feedback from our membership (CurlON and NOCA)
  • Performance/Engagement of teams within the program
  • Feedback and input from our funding partners (Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario, Curling Canada, Membership).

Selection criteria has been approved by the OCC Board of Directors.  The Operations team then applies the criteria for team selection.

 

 

FAQ’S

Question: Can our team apply to two categories if we qualify?

Ans:  Yes but a team will only be awarded a single Next Gen spot.  A single team cannot be awarded Next Gen funding in two different categories.

 

Question:  Some players on my team are coming to Ontario for school but their home is in another province.  Can our team still apply?

Ans:  In order to be considered, all athletes must be residing in and training in Ontario for the majority of the season (May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023).  Exceptions to this criteria will be considered on a case by case basis.

 

Question: My team has a few coaches working with us.  When outlining the coach development plan who does this refer to?

Ans:  Please outline the development plan for the coach who will generally be managing the team on a day to day basis.  

 

Additional questions should be forwarded to Sean Turriff – sturriff@ontcurl.com and we’ll make sure we include the answers here as well.