Ontario Curling Council Announces Next Generation Program – Application Period Now Open!

The Ontario Curling Council (OCC), and its members, the Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA) and the Ontario Curling Association (OCA) are pleased to announce the Next Generation Program for the 2015-2016 season.

Background:  The OCC, has been working very closely with our Performance Partners, OCA, NOCA, Curling Canada, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) and the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario (CSIO) in the development of a High Performance (HP) Plan for the province

The Next Generation Program is the first phase of our overall high performance program.

About the Next Generation Program

The goal of the Ontario Curling Council (OCC) Next Generation Program is to support the implementation of Curling Canada’s Podium Pathway, a high performance development system, in Ontario.  It is intended to ensure a progressive stream of athletes and coaches are being trained to standards required to win Olympic and World Championships.  Our focus is on athletes who are 5-8 years away from National Team Program entry.

We are endeavoring to create a national best practice program for athletes in the Training to Train/Training to Compete stages of development.

Teams will be part of a season long program (October 1, 2015-March 31, 2016) where they will receive intensive training, assessment and support from Provincial and National Team Program coaches.  Teams will be assigned a “Program Performance Consultant” who will function as the team’s liaison for the program.  Teams will undergo a thorough, gap analysis, annual plan design/consultation, technical support for delivery & brushing, strategy and tactics.  Teams will work with IST (sports physicians, mental performance trainers, nutritionists, strength and conditioning coaches).  Teams will have access to equipment such as instrumented brushes, wireless mics, speed traps, etc…  Teams will receive valuable competitive event feedback and scoreboard analysis.  Team coaches will be mentored throughout the season and receive credit towards their Maintenance of Certification. Programs will be individualized for each team – to ensure they are receiving what they need to advance their development.

Teams and/or individuals may have an opportunity for future program inclusion based on performance within the program.

Team applications are being accepted now!

Download the application and Selection Protocol:  Next Generation – Selection Protocol 2015-2016

NOTE:  Please note – a correction was made to the form on Sept 7th – Years of eligibility (2015-2016 included) should have read:

4 years = 3 pts, 3 years = 2 pts, 2 years = 1 pt.  If you have already started your application on the form with the error – please continue, we will make the correction when scoring the form.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Bantam/Junior Rankings:  Next Generation – Rankings – Bantams & Juniors – 2015-2016

All applications must be received by September 18/2015 at 12:00 pm EST.

Email to Jennifer Ferris at jennifer@ontcurl.com

Phone:  289-527-0352

Stay tuned for more High Performance Program Opportunities for Mixed Doubles Coming soon!

Download the Program Announcement Here:  Next Generation Program Announcement