U-18 Learn to Curl Program
Curling Canada’s U18 Learn to Curl program is designed to introduce teens to the sport of curling. The objective is to have fun, increase physical activity, promote curling as a life-long recreational sport and provide competitive opportunities for participants who show interest and want to remain Competitive for Life. The program is based on Curling Canada’s Long Term Curler Development Framework.
The program will be much more successful if trained coaches are used. Participants will receive standard messages, hear common language and be able to progress through the skill development more quickly than younger children and adults who are starting out. Ideally, Instructors will be ‘youthful’ so that the participants can easily relate to them.
Recommended Coach Qualifications for U18 Learn to Curl Instructors: Club Coach “Trained”
Recommended Coach to Athlete Ratio for U18 Programs: 1:8
Program Length: 8 weeks (+/- 1 week if required)
Session Length: 2 hours total