Next Generation

Next Gen Program Application Period Now Open

  The Ontario Curling Council (OCC) and its membership, CurlON and the Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA) are committed to the growth and development of competitive athletes with the intent of putting Ontario and Northern Ontario athletes on national and international podiums for years to come. The OCC has revamped its Next Gen Program for the 2018-2019 season.   Within the province of Ontario – there will be three (3) “Tiers” of programming: Tier 1:  Next Gen “OnTrack” – Supported by the Ontario High Performance...

Next Gen Elite Teams Selected to participate in Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative Program

For the 2017-2018 Season, the Ontario Curling Council has gained entry as a Tier 3 Sport into the prestigious Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI) offered by the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario (CSIO). As a result of programming support through the OHPSI, the OCC is expanding our successful Next Gen Program to include Men's, Women's and Mixed Doubles teams, this program will be referred to as the Next Gen Elite Program. About the CSIO Mission                   ...

OCC Announces 2017-2018 U18/U21 Next Generation Program Teams

After an incredibly successful 2016-2017 season by Next Gen Program athletes, the OCC made the decision to expand the Next Gen Program for the 2017-2018 season.  A total of four men's teams and four women's teams will be serviced through the program.  The OCC is pleased to announce the following teams will be part of their 2017-2018 Program:  Next Gen Elite Program Team Tanner Horgan (NOCA) Team Megan Smith (NOCA) U18/U21 Next Gen Program Women's Teams Team Emma Wallingford (OCA) Team Bella Croisier...

OCC Now Accepting Applications for the 2017-2018 Next Gen Program

Applications are now being accepted for OCC's most popular development program - the U18/U21 Next Gen Program.  We have expanded the program where the top male and top female team applying to the U18/U21 Program will move into the Next Gen Elite Program which will be delivered in partnership with the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario. Complete program details, applications and rankings can be found here. Application deadline is June 19, 2107 at 12:00 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted....

Next Generation Program Teams Announced for 2016-2017 Season

The Ontario Curling Council wishes to thank all of the teams who applied to the Next Generation Program.  The number of teams who applied increased over last year and it is clear the future of curling in Ontario is bright as proven by the quality of the applications. Congratulations to the following teams who have been accepted into the program for the period of July 1, 2016-March 31, 2017: Team Tanner Horgan, Sudbury Team Kira Brunton, Sudbury Team Josh Leung, Whitby Team Mackenzie Kiemele, Niagara Falls Team...