Youth Programs

Little Rock and Junior Programs

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Welcome Youth Curlers to our 2017 / 2018 Season!

Our goal is to increase curling awareness, encourage participation and continue to develop the skills of young curlers  ensuring the long tradition of the sport of curling carries on for many years to come in St. Albert. The mandate – to  teach our youth how to enjoy the game of curling while encouraging good sportsmanship and fun competition.

We would like to recognize Marc Kennedy for his generous donation of the Lite Rocks®.  Now, even our youngest curlers may taste success!

The youth curling program includes instruction, elite development, league games and school programs.

Click on GREEN links below for details for individual programs.


Equipment Requirements:

Curlers require curling shoes (alternative – CLEAN indoor runners) and warm, comfortable clothing – preferably in layers.

Sunday groups will be provided with a new gripper, if required.

Otherwise, it will be up to the individual player and their level of play as to any additional equipment they decide they need.  Brooms and sliders will be available at the club or you can bring your own. In addition, a limited amount of curling equipment is available for sale at the club, or can be purchased from a number of local sporting good outlets, including:


Call for Volunteers:

All of our youth programs are organized and run by dedicated volunteers in concert with SACC General Manager & a Certified Head Coach.  We encourage ALL parents to participate and ask that you consider sharing your time & talents to assist with the delivery of the programs and social activities.   NO experience necessary!  We will provide instruction early in the season, and guarantee a fun & rewarding time for all!  Please indicate your interest on your child’s registration form.


Please register online using the SACC Little Rocks and Juniors Registration Form 


Click on GREEN links below for detailed information for each program.


 

Sunday Little Rock Programs

Emphasis on having fun, while teaching the fundamentals and etiquette of curling! Qualified coaches and volunteers teach the concepts of curling using regular and Lite Rocks®.
Programs include pre-season clinic, weekly instruction and end of season Family Fun-Spiel.

- "Green Group” Ages 7-9
Time: 1:00pm-2:15pm NEW times!
Dates: Sundays, Oct 1, 2017 - Mar 18, 2018 (16 sessions, plus Clinic)
Program: Weekly instruction & practice followed by a short break & fun games.
Cost: $140.00 (GST incl.)

- "Blue Group” Ages 9-12
Time: 2:30 – 4:30pm NEW times!
Dates: Sundays, Oct 1, 2017 - Mar 18, 2018 (16 sessions, plus Clinic)
Program: 30 minutes of instruction followed by short break & 4 end game.
Cost: $180.00 (GST incl.)

NOTE: There will be NO Sunday curling on the following dates:
Oct 8 Nov 5 & 19 Dec 24 & 31 Jan 28 Feb. 4 & 18

Sunday Junior Gold Program

NEW DAY! Previously, Thursday afternoon.
This program encourages friendly competition and growth for Bantam and Junior ages. Instruction will be provided by qualified coaches and volunteers. Curling etiquette will be followed! The players will have the opportunity to participate in “Out of Club” bonspiels and the Marc Kennedy Junior Classic in March.
Program includes pre-season curling clinic, weekly instruction and end of season Family Fun-Spiel.

- "Gold Group” Ages 13-18
Time: 2:30 – 4:30pm
Dates: Sundays, Oct 1, 2017 - Mar 18, 2018 (16 sessions, plus Clinic)
Program: 30 minutes of instruction followed by a 6-end game.
Cost: $180.00 (GST incl.)

There will be NO Sunday curling on the following dates:
Oct 8 Nov 5 & 19 Dec 24 & 31 Jan 28 Feb. 4 & 18

Thursday U18 After School LEAGUE - NEW!

Our After School League encourages friendly competition and growth for Bantam and Junior aged players. This league will appeal to competitive and high school teams as well as participants from our Sunday programs who wish to get in extra game play in a league format.
Please Note: This is not a beginner league. At least one member of the team must have some curling experience. ALL participants must practice proper curling etiquette.
NO instruction provided, however Coaches will have an opportunity to work on-ice with their teams.
Players are encouraged to find their own teams. Each player will register individually online and MUST include their SKIP’s name when completing the registration form.
If you are a single looking for a team, or a team looking for a player, please use the Contact Us form to send an email to the office and we will do our best to put you in touch with other players.

- U18 After School League
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm 8-end games (to max. 2 hours)
Dates: Sept 28, 2017 - Mar 15, 2018 (19 games)
Cost: $180.00 (GST incl.)
There will be NO curling on the following dates:
Dec 21 & 28 Jan 11 & 25.

Little Rock/Junior Clinic

Sunday October 1st, 2017
Ages 7-12 & any new U18 curlers
Green Group Time: 12:30pm
Blue & Gold Time: TBA

This clinic is included in the cost of registration for Green & Blue Little Rocks and Junior Gold programs. Participants are introduced to the game of curling and will learn the fundamentals of the game and curling etiquette from qualified coaches and volunteers.

STAJED for Success - NEW!

NEW for 2017-18
St. Albert Junior Elite Development Program (STAJED)
This is an 'INVITATION ONLY' pilot program for the 2017-18 season at St. Albert Curling Club. This new program will provide young elite curlers with a unique opportunity to receive dryland and on-ice training and classroom instruction from a Certified Head Coach, Assistant Coach and professional Fitness Instructors. The program will run after school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is a training program and does not include regular game play.

Daytime School Programs

The school program offers teachers the ability to add curling to their curriculum. Students are introduced to a sport that can provide a lifetime of participation and enjoyment. They will learn curling fundamentals and etiquette from volunteer curlers, their own teachers and parent volunteers.
NOTE: 1 school volunteer must accompany every 10 students. This may include the teacher. Helmets are recommended. Clean indoor shoes and warm clothing are a must. For more information, click on Contact Us.