Youth Development Programs

Curling Canada, along with contributions from its member associations have made significant progress in developing and streamlining Youth Curling Programs since 2015.  Each program is aligned clearly with a modernized Long-term Curler Development Framework, and is purposeful in its intent – to develop physical literacy and fundamental movement skills, to engage curlers through FUN and challenging activities and to provide opportunities to any curler who wishes to pursue curling competitively.

A summary of all the programs can be found here.

The following programs are available for clubs to implement now:

While many programs are completed, clubs, coaches and athletes can look forward to some more programs and resources in the coming season or two including:

– A completed Long-term Curler Development Model Resource – inclusive of an Athlete Development Matrix
– A fun and engaging Skill Awards/Badge Program
– An updated Little Rocks Program
– An interactive Youth Curling Website from Curling Canada with information for curlers, coaches and parents
– A “Leaders in Training” Online Training Module for Youth 16-25 to become Youth Program Leaders (joint project with Ontario Curling Council)
– Singles Assessment – Talent Development and Identification System National Leader Board using a web-based app

The Youth Feeder System means Participation, Performance and Retention is by design, with our goal of curling becoming the winter sport of choice for all Canadian children!