National NextGen Program
Our “next generation” athletes are part of the next wave of podium bound athletes with the potential to wear the Canadian Maple Leaf on the world stage in the next 5-8 years.
The National NextGen Program is designed to assist individual athletes in training, preparation and competitive performance. It is designed to add value to your training programs above and beyond each athlete’s normal training activities and to offset some of the costs associated with elite preparation. Funding and support is provided by Own The Podium and Curling Canada.
At the end of the Olympic cycle many teams re-aligned to begin the 2022/2023 season. Due to the wide-spread impact of Covid, ranking systems were greatly impacted and could not provide fair and equitable standings. Due to this unique situation, Curling Canada is unable to use the traditional ranking method of awarding National NextGen funding.
For the 2022/2023 season funding will be assigned as follows:
- We will have two tiers of NextGen funding – U25 Future and U32 Elite
- NextGen U25 Future funding will be given to the following teams: The two teams that won the 2022 Under-21 Canadian Championships and will be representing Canada at the 2023 World Junior Championships. It will also consist of the U25 Men’s team, U25 Women’s team and U25 Mixed Doubles team winners at our inaugural U25 NextGen Classic in Edmonton.
- NextGen U32 Elite funding will be given to individual athletes from the top 6 Canadian teams on the WCTR who were born in 1990 or later. Athletes are not eligible if they have represented Canada at the Olympics or the Men’s/Women’s World Championships.
National NextGen High-Performance Funding
We will be offering NextGen High-Performance funding for any U32 Men’s or Women’s teams (cumulative in age – less than 128 years of age as of June 30, 2022). This funding will be awarded after December 31st to the top two (2) Men’s and two (2) Women’s U32 teams on CTRS. Total funding will be $10,000 for the top U32 team per gender and $5,000 for the second ranked team per gender. Teams can only earn this additional High-Performance funding from either the NextGen or the National Team Program.
We will also be offering NextGen High-Performance funding for any U30 Mixed Doubles teams (cumulative in age – less than 60 years of age as of June 30, 2022). This funding will be awarded after December 31st to the top two (2) U30 Mixed Doubles teams on CMDR. Total funding will be $5,000 for the top U30 team and $2,500 for the second ranked team. Teams can only earn this additional High-Performance funding from either the NextGen or the National Team Program.