Youth Programs

JUNIOR OPEN HOUSE

The 2014 Open House will be on November 2nd

Junior Friends and Family of our current club members are invited to join us for an open house.  The activities will begin at 11:30 and last about 2 hours.  More details will be coming soon!

If you are not a club member, but have a child interested in this open house please email me at phil@philwhite.com to make reservations.

 



Junior Curlers

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.  

Ice Chips

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. 

Ice Cubes

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.  

Check out these great pictures of junior curlers at RCC!

More Recent Pictures can be found here. 

 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.

Competitive Practice: Sunday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

For junior curlers who wish to compete at GNCC regional and USCA National events

Intermediate 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

 

 

2014-2015 Junior Schedule

Subject to change

DateCompetetiveIntermediateBeginner
Oct 1910:00am - 12:00pm11:30am - 1:30pm11:30am - 1:30pm
Oct 26NO PRACTICEBIG PUMPKINFINALS
Nov 210:00am - 12:00pm11:30am - 1:30pm11:30am - 1:30pm
Nov 910:00am - 12:00pm11:30am - 1:30pm11:30am - 1:30pm
Nov 16NO PRACTICECOLLEGEBONSPIEL
Nov 3010:00am - 12:00pm11:30am - 1:30pm11:30am - 1:30pm
Dec 710:00am - 12:00pm11:30am - 1:30pm11:30am - 1:30pm
Dec 1410:00am - 12:00pm11:30am - 1:30pm11:30am - 1:30pm
Jan 410:00am - 12:00pm11:30am - 1:30pm11:30am - 1:30pm
Jan 11NO PRACTICEDEATH BY CHOCOLATEBONSPIEL
Jan 1810:00am - 12:00pm11:30am - 1:30pm11:30am - 1:30pm
Jan 2510:00am - 12:00pm11:30am - 1:30pm11:30am - 1:30pm
Feb 110:00am - 12:00pm11:30am - 1:30pm11:30am - 1:30pm
Feb 810:00am - 12:00pm11:30am - 1:30pm11:30am - 1:30pm
Feb 1510:00am - 12:00pm11:30am - 1:30pm11:30am - 1:30pm
Feb 2210:00am - 12:00pm11:30am - 1:30pm11:30am - 1:30pm
Mar 110:00am - 12:00pm11:30am - 1:30pm11:30am - 1:30pm
Mar 810:00am - 12:00pm11:30am - 1:30pm11:30am - 1:30pm
Mar 15 NO PRACTICECOLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIPSFINALS
Mar 2210:00am - 12:00pm11:30am - 1:30pm11:30am - 1:30pm
Mar 29NO PRACTICERIBFINALS
Apr 12TBD  

 

All juniors interested in curling are welcome to join us.

Contact: Mark Ely  or Phil White