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NextGen Program 2017-18

Last season CurlManitoba launched a NextGen team and coach based program at the Cargill Curling Training Centre in Morris, Manitoba. We were extremely pleased with the combined results of the five teams/individuals that participated in the program, qualifying for 13 provincial championships and culminating with three NextGen athletes being members of the U18 Provincial Boys team representing Manitoba. We thank the lead instructors, Chris and Lorne Hamblin (Level 4 NCCP coaches) for all their work in the inaugural NextGen Program.  As a result of this success, CurlManitoba is excited to announce the expansion of the NextGen Program to Winnipeg for the upcoming 2017-18 season.  Teams will be asked to register for the NextGen Program in Morris or Winnipeg.

The NextGen Program is a “TEAM TRAINING” program open to all male and female teams and their coach to help them prepare, train and develop for and during a curling season.  It consists of classroom, on-ice training and performance analysis sessions designed to actively assist the development of the team and coach to reach their potential.  To align with teams’ competition schedules (i.e. Berth Spiels and Provincials), the NextGen Program will run from May to December with a second NextGen Program offered in January. This will provide teams the opportunity to reregister for the program in the event of a change in team personnel.

During the off season, for the months of May and June, teams will be offered sessions in nutrition, seasonal planning, goal setting, sport psychology and fitness. Some of these sessions will be offered in both Winnipeg and Morris and some may be combined.

During the curling season, the teams and their coaches will be provided with classroom and on-ice training sessions for 16-weeks beginning September 5th and concluding Dec 19th, 2017.  The training sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.  The Morris program will be at the Cargill Training Centre in Morris and the Winnipeg program will be at the Rossmere CC. (NOTE: The first 7 sessions for Winnipeg will be at a club TBD)  The on-ice training sessions will cover technical skills, communication systems, sweeping, rock timing, delivery analysis, etc.  It will also make use of the on site equipment including cameras, on-ice monitors, video analysis, lasers, speed traps, a wireless microphone system and Smartbrooms, etc.  The programs are equipped with some of the world’s best technology in the sport of curling and will focus on ensuring ice conditions are competition ready.  The classroom sessions will target strategy & tactics, competition and practice planning, sport psychology, team dynamics and communication.

The team and coach will receive a Performance Analysis session, which includes an assessment of the team play/performance during a game(s). We are also exploring Professional Development (PD) credits for all coaches.

Connie Laliberte (Level 4 NCCP), Janet Arnott, (Level 3 NCCP), Chris Hamblin (Level 4 NCCP) and Lorne Hamblin (Level 4 NCCP) coaches will be the lead instructors for the programs and will be assisted by other qualified and certified instructors.  Other sport science consultants will be included to provide specific area instruction. 

The total cost of the NextGen Program (May-December) is $1,890 (incl. GST), which includes the team and coach.  The program is limited to 24 teams (12 Morris and 12 Winnipeg) and the first 24 paid teams will be accepted.  If you intend to participate, please complete the attached registration, waver and emergency contact forms and forward with your payment.

Click here for a registration form. 

For more information, please contact Connie Laliberte at claliberte@curlmanitoba.org or telephone at 204-981-7217.