A Junior is defined by the United States Curling Association as ages 14-21.
A Youth is defined by the United States Curling Association as ages 13 and under.
The Rochester Curling Club welcomes young people 8 to 21 years old to the junior program.
Our club's junior program gives instruction and coaching to all levels of juniors. We have three groups that are designed to be age and skill level appropriate.
The ice chips are for our youngest members, generally under 9 and most typically the children of adult members (but that is not required!). We have special 'lite' stones that are just the right weight for this group. We teach the ice chips the fundamentals of the game and the skills required to play in an age appropriate level. Skills are usually practiced with only half the sheet of ice.
As the players skill, age and desire for competition grows, so does their progression into this group. The 'Cubes' are generally about 9 to 12 years old, depending on skill and desire they may join this group sooner or stay with it longer - it is really a case by case call. Here the youth learn to throw the full size rocks the full length of the sheet. More skill and accuracy is praciticed as well as more competition. This age group will start to learn about bonspiels and possibly participate in a few during the course of the season.
Juniors or Teen group
These are curlers from about age 13 to 21. Instruction and skills development is geared toward the increased capabilities of these teens. Some of our juniors become quite competitive and participate in numerous bonspiels while some play just to enjoy the social aspects of the sport. We strive to meet the youth where they are and try to develop individualized goals with them.
Juniors practice Sunday mornings throughout the season, October to April. The following practice times are typical, but may be altered to accommodate bonspiel finals. Notice of schedule changes will be given in advance.
Regular Practice: Sunday 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
For junior curlers interested in inter-club competitions (ex bantam and little rockers)
Beginner Practice: Sunday 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
For junior curlers interested in introductory and basic skill-building
2016-2017 Junior Schedule
Subject to change
|Oct 23||NO PRACTICE||NO PRACTICE||NO PRACTICE|
|Oct 30||NO PRACTICE||BIG PUMPKIN||FINALS|
|Nov 6||11:30am - 1:30pm||11:30am - 1:30pm||12:30am - 1:30pm|
|Nov 13||NO PRACTICE||COLLEGE||BONSPIEL|
|Nov 20||11:30am - 1:30pm||11:30am - 1:30pm||12:30am - 1:30pm|
|Nov 27||NO PRACTICE||HAPPY||THANKSGIVING|
|Dec 4||11:30am - 1:30pm||11:30am - 1:30pm||12:30am - 1:30pm|
|Dec 11||11:30am - 1:30pm||11:30am - 1:30pm||12:30am - 1:30pm|
|Dec 18||11:30am - 1:30pm||11:30am - 1:30pm||12:30am - 1:30pm|
All juniors interested in curling are welcome to join us.