CurlManitoba will be holding Identification Curling Camps in the spring of 2021 in Dauphin and Winnipeg. These camps evaluate and select young curlers to participate in CurlManitoba’s Jr. High Performance Curling Program in Dauphin and Winnipeg for the 2020-21 season. The Identification Curling Camps are open to all female and male curlers who 21 years of age or younger.

All interested athletes (with the exception of current CurlManitoba’s Jr HP and Jr Development Program members) MUST attend an Identification Curling Camp. Following the completion of the final Identification Curling Camp, a selection committee comprised of certified and qualified coaches will select the athletes to participate in CurlManitoba’s Junior High Performance Curling Programs for the upcoming 2021-22 season. Approximately 30 days after the last Identification Curling Camp, CurlManitoba will email those athletes who have earned an invitation to the Junior High Performance Curling Program.

The Junior High Performance Curling Program is for dedicated young curlers (between the ages of 11 to 21 years of age) wanting to train in a competitive and fun environment with the focus on developing individual skills. The program provides a pathway for young curlers who aspire to reach the elite level and who dream to one day represent Canada.

It consists of year-round training sessions (concentrated September to March) ranging from sport psychology and mental training, strength and conditioning to technical, position specific and tactical training.

Athletes will receive instruction from qualified and certified instructors, coaches and consultants. “State of the art” technical equipment such as video analysis equipment, wireless speed traps and SMARTBROOMS for brushing analysis will be used.

For the months of May and June, athletes will receive training and/or education in the areas of fitness and conditioning, sport psychology and nutrition.

During the curling season, training sessions will be weekly starting October and concluding in March. Most of the sessions will be on-ice however there will be some classroom time as well.

CurlManitoba’s Junior High Performance Curling Program will provide a wonderful opportunity for the athlete to:

  • Enhance their skill development
  • Train with other curlers at or above their skill level
  • Work with the top provincial coaches and consultants

For further information, please contact Connie Laliberte, CurlManitoba’s High Performance Director at [email protected] or telephone at 204.981-7217.