Learn to Train
(Males 9 – 12, Females 8 – 11 years of age)
(In the sport of curling late entry is acceptable)
The Learn to Train stage (L2T) is the major skill learning stage. This stage encompasses the overall skill development. All basic skills should be learned prior to entering this stage. This stage develops emotional, cognitive and integrated mental skills. L2T stage will identify talent. At this level sport specific training should take place 3 times a week along with participation in other sports. This is the start of talent identification, periodization, specialization and trainability. This stage will be single or double periodization. The goal of Learn to Train is to ensure proper development of the sport.
Junior Curling Development Program
The Junior Development Curling Program is an individual program for young curlers between the ages 12 and 18 years of age who are interested in developing their curling skills through a structured instructional program. Emphasis is on skills development and of course having fun too!!
Skill Development Series
CurlManitoba offers a one day training experience for curlers. The program is offered throughout Manitoba and is based on the introduction of fitness, mental preparation and nutrition. The session focuses on assisting athletes to perfect their technical skills. Video analysis may be used to enhance an athlete’s delivery.
CurlManitoba offers a 2 day camp that includes technical correction, fitness, mental preparation, nutrition and video analysis. The camp uses fun drills and games to enhance the athletes’ learning.
CurlManitoba has an evaluation process for athletes to be able to determine what stage of the LTAD they have accomplished. The program awards a report and a badge at the completion of each level.
Youth Winter Spiel/Youth Spring Spiel
CurlManitoba offers two competitions throughout the curling season to allow young athletes the opportunity to test their skills.The first competition is during mid season while the other competition is at the end of the season providing athletes to evaluate their progress.