Talent Development Skill Camps

Talent Development Skill Camps are used to identify Ontario’s future generation of podium performers and help develop the skills they need to achieve their potential.    Each year our processes become more refined and we are attempting to grow the development opportunities for curlers in Ontario.

The Ontario Curling Council has scheduled seven (7) Talent Development Camps for March and April 2018.

The Ontario Curling Council works closely with Curling Canada and the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario  to develop the Next Generations of Podium Potential Athletes.  Own the Podium (Development arm of the Canadian Olympic Committee) provides guidelines, and the National Sport Organization (Curling Canada) and the Provincial Sport Organizations (Ontario Curling Council) look to implement these guidelines across the province.  The focus of our programming this year is TRAINING.  Specifically enhancing the Daily Training Environment.

Camp Theme:  TRAINING

Participants can expect to learn about and experience

  • a NEW Curling Canada training discipline – “Triples” – designed to develop more fourth rock throwers, more well rounded curlers, better judgement skills, better decision making skills in particular for curlers 15 and under.
  • a NEW Curling Canada training discipline – “Singles” – designed to motivate curlers to TRAIN and become proficient at Foundational Curling Skills.  This program will replace the previous Talent Identification Assessments and will become a “self-identification” tool.  This program is modeled after Golf Canada’s Future Links Program
  • a station based approach to skill development
  • Training Strategies

The camp is open to curlers age 13-20, but is especially recommended for curlers age 18 and under.  Younger curlers may be considered if they have been curling for at least 2-3 seasons competitively with a team.  Curlers are to register as INDIVIDUALS.

Each camp will also provide coaches a professional development opportunity.  The camps will be open for coaches to observe and work along side of Provincial Coaches.   Coaches will earn 3 professional development points towards their maintenance of certification.

Fee per curler:  $50.00 (plus HST) – includes lunch and snack

Fee per coach:  $50.00 (plus HST) – includes lunch and snack

DateCityClubRegistration DeadlineMaximum Number of AthletesAthlete Registration LinkCoach Registration Link
March 10, 2018WaterlooK-W Granite ClubMarch 5, 2018 at 9:00 am36Register for WaterlooCoach Registration - K-W
March 10, 2018SudburyIdylwylde Curling ClubMarch 5, 2018 at 9:00 am30Register for SudburyCoach Registration - Sudbury
March 24, 2018LondonLondon Curling ClubMarch 19, 2018 at 9:00 am36Register for LondonCoach Registration - London
April 7, 2018BellevilleQuinte Curling ClubApril 2, 2018 at 9:00 am24Register for BellevilleCoach Registration - Belleville
April 29, 2018GTA Leaside Curling ClubApril 26, 2018 at 9:00 am24Register for GTACoach Registration - GTA
April 14, 2018Thunder BayPort Arthur Curling ClubApril 9, 2018 at 9:00 am30Register for Thunder BayCoach Registration - Thunder Bay
April 22, 2018OttawaCityview Curling ClubApril 16, 201824Register for OttawaCoach Registration - Ottawa