As performance development in youth curling continues to evolve, so too must the tools that facilitate that development. Prior to technological advancements, players accessing coaching and mentorship could be a tricky prospect as they’re often bound by resource limitations. Your coach may not always have the time to run drills or offer advice as you strive to improve your game or you may simply not have the experience to practice effectively on your own. With the introduction of Curling Canada’s Singles Curling App, these limitations are now an afterthought as you can now take curling’s most sophisticated development and competition tool with you on your phone wherever you go.
The app, developed by Curling Canada, is designed to enable youth curlers from across Canada to compete as individuals throwing an array of hit and draw shots, which are then evaluated and archived in your personal profile. These results populate to a Canada-wide leaderboard with levels of difficulty segmented by age group – U15, U18, U21, U25+.
While measuring your skills against some of Canada’s best is certainly a fun prospect, the app isn’t just for competition either. Curling Canada’s Singles Curling App contains many other features that allow coaches and athletes to use the app in practice throughout the season and into future seasons to track and analyze skill development.
Curling Canada’s Singles’ Curling app, “Singles Curling,” is available for iOS and Android devices.
RockFest will feature curlers under 15 years of age competing at regional events nationwide for opportunities to develop their skills and compete against curlers from neighbouring provinces and territories in singles and triples format curling. The new events focus on developing the skills of youth curlers as individuals, helping them develop a well-rounded skillset in all aspects of the game in a fun and competitive environment.
Quebec curlers will compete at the following event:
- U15 RockFest East (Northern Ontario, Ontario, Nunavut, Quebec), Niagara Falls Curling Club | Niagara Falls, Ont., March 22-24, 2024, Hosted by CurlON
The events will take place over three days and feature an action-packed schedule of U15 singles competitions, triples curling, skills development clinics, fun off-ice activities and the Golden RockFest.
U15 curlers aged 14 or younger as of June 30, 2023, can qualify for regional U15 RockFest events through their local Member Associations. All curlers must download Curling Canada’s Singles App, “Singles Curling”, for iOS and Android, and complete a variety of shots such as a hit and stay, draw, hit and roll, guard, peel and more. The shots are scored and inputted into the app, with the top curlers from each Member Association receiving an invitation to their respective regional event. In order to qualify for a U-15 Regional RockFest event, curlers will have to score a minimum of 10 out of 36 points. Curlers can begin to submit their scores for qualification on the Singles Curling app on December 15, 2023.
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Curling Canada’s RockStars Program is a series of lesson plans, resources and training guides for youth under 12. The easy-to-follow program develops youth skills in five key categories – technical, tactical, physical, mental and social – and provides the framework instructors need to offer a consistent and engaging learning experience for youth. The lesson equips young curlers with the foundation to continue through the Long Term Curler Development path as recreational and competitive/high-performance curlers as teens and adults. Each week, the lessons progress to encompass more of the skills learned in various skills crucial for curling, such as delivery, release, sweeping, communication and strategy. It includes:
– 12 lessons plan for FUNdamentals (U-9 curlers)
– 12 lesson plans for Learn to Train (U-12 curlers)
– Achievement reports for instructors
– Achievement reports for curlers and parents/guardians
– Bag tags (additional cost of $5 each)
The U-12 RockStars Youth Skill Development program manual costs $150 + applicable shipping fees. To order the program today or to ask questions about Curling Canada’s RockStars Program, please email RockStars@curling.ca.