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High Performance

High Performance focuses on system alignment and delivery of training programs to assist athletes through each stage of the LTAD as athletes strive to compete at the national and international level.

This is achieved through extensive training year-round utilizing the expertise of sport science to continuously improve knowledge and the application of: Mental Preparation, Physical Preparation, Team Dynamics, Technical Expertise, Game Plan Preparation, Goal Setting, Season Planning, Strategy and Nutrition.

Mission Statement

The Curl BC High Performance and Development Program creates a foundation for dedicated and committed curling athletes in their pursuit of excellence and podium performances.  The program promotes best practices by accessing world-class coaching resources and integrated support teams.

2019-20 Program

Curl BC is now accepting TEAM (only) applications for the upcoming 2019/20 High Performance (HP) Excellence Program.

Curl BC and our funding partners (CSI Pacific, ViaSport, Curling Canada) believe that Curl BC’s High Performance resources should be targeted at those athletes tracking towards Olympic Podium Performances in the next 2-3 quadrennials. This year’s program is targeted at athletes and teams currently at the “train to train” and “train to compete” stage of LTAD (long term athlete development). For those teams who are not age eligible but still competing at this level, please consider joining the program through the Curl BC High Performance and Development Program stream. This year the overall program will be focusing on all athletes under the age of 30, tracking towards national podium performances.

To ensure that there is access for all teams, the program will be divided into two streams:

The Curl BC Next Generation Excellence Program (NGE) and the High Performance/Development Program (HPD).

  1. The NG Excellence Program is for the top four ranked teams in each of the following groups: U30, U21 and U18.
  2. The HP and Development Program (12 teams) will offer a modified program for:
  • Wheelchair and Mixed Doubles
  • Curl BC teams that are not ranked in the NG Excellence Program

We fully understand there are some challenges that teams face when creating a culture of excellence.  These include time, money, resources, coaching and ice availability.  However, the time is now for teams to showcase their commitment, determination and dedication to curling by empowering each other.

There has been a significant shift in sport and what performance components are required to reach the podium at the national stage.  In collaboration with Curling Canada, viaSport and Canadian Sport Institute (who are all major players in Curl BC’s HP and funding deliverables), Curl BC continues to follow suit and raise the bar with its overall programming and initiatives.

The Program is designed by the High Performance Coach & Director Melissa K. Soligo and Competitions Manager Will Sutton. This year, all teams in the Next Generation Excellence Program and HP/Development programs will be under the guidance and management of Melissa The wheelchair and Mixed Doubles Program will be managed by Will.  Teams can access Melissa, the Curl BC Consultant coaches and Curl BC’s Integrated Support Team (IST) specialists through the program.  We are available to work with all teams as requested.

Curl BC is excited about this new undertaking and we want to partner with teams committed to achieving excellence.  More importantly, we want to affiliate with teams who are willing to invest in themselves.  In order to be the best, teams must be willing to train and compete at the same level or higher than the top teams in Canada.  In order for BC athletes to reach the national podium, teams need to continue to do what the top teams on the CTRS are doing:

The top CTRS teams:

  • Invest in their own performance and training
  • Daily training environments
  • Focus on physical training
  • Access ice in the off-season
  • Play in multiple out of province events with a strong strength of field multiplier (SFM)
  • Schedule multiple individual and team training sessions each week
  • Develop a training strategy for sport science and sport medicine support
  • Train systematically
  • Commit to excellence and performance in all areas

We look forward to working with our high performance and development BC athletes.

Melissa and Will

Application deadline will be May 30, 2019

Please note: in order to qualify for any program 3 out of 4 athletes on the team must meet the age criteria.

Curl BC High Performance program application process.  Teams MUSTcomplete all aspects of the application before they submit it. The registration forms and documents are online – see the links below.

Included in the application should be:

  • Names, addresses, birthdates of all team members and home club(club used mostly for practicing)
  • Details on how you would best like to utilize the program resources
  • Detailed Action Plan
  • Competition Plan (as best as you know it)
  • Gap Analysis (template provided)
  • Completed Fitness test (testing protocols supplied by Curl BC)
  • Physical and strength training plan
  • Program Fee (to be paid after acceptance into the program)
Performance Incentive Funding

Due to the success of the Curl BC HP Program Performance Incentive Funding, Curl BC will be including this for another year.  This is available to all BC teams.

The top two men’s and the top two women’s teams will receive athlete training and competition funding.  This will be determined by your ranking.

  • If a team finishes in the top 30 of the 2019/20 CTRS List as of December 1, 2019, they will receive $1,000
  • If a team finishes in the top 20 of the 2019/20 CTRS List as of December 1, 2019, they will receive $2,000
  • If a team finishes in the top 10 of the 2019/20 CTRS List as of December 1, 2019, they will receive $4,000

Performance Incentive Funding will be awarded by April 15, 2020, at the latest.

Next Generation Excellence U30 program: 4 teams

Teams who are eligible will receive:

  • Up to $5,000 in value of services, if the team chooses to use all of the services.
    • This includes (at no charge): Pacific Sport carding (as approved by CSI), ice at dedicated facilities, webinars, HP Provincial and Development Coach assistance
  • IST funding 8 hours  (valued at $1,200)
    • (includes consultant coaches and/or Integrated Support Team)
  • Competition assistance (one only) –
    • BC event – $600

OR

  • Out of province – $1,200
  • Team Sessions – 15 hours (valued at $1,875)
    • Includes consultant coach assistance at practices and events
    • Includes use if Curl BC technology
  • Access to Practice Ice (each request to be considered individually)
  • Access to ***Performance Incentive Funding (results based)*** ($1,000 – $4,000)

Application Fee for Next Gen Excellence is $1,000.

Next Generation Performance U21: 4 teams

Teams who are eligible will receive:

  • Up to $5000 in value of services, if the team chooses to use all of the services.
    • This includes (at no charge): Pacific Sport carding (as approved by CSI), ice at dedicated facilities, webinars,  HP Provincial and Development  Coach assistance
  • IST funding 6 hours  (valued at $900)
    • (includes consultant coaches and/or Integrated Support Team)
  • Competition assistance –
    • BC event – $500

OR

  • Out of province – $1,000
  • Team Sessions – 12 hours (valued at $1,500)
    • Includes consultant coach assistance at practices and events
    • Includes use if Curl BC technology
  • Training camp (value $500)
  • Access to Practice Ice (each request to be considered individually)
  • Access to ***Performance Incentive Funding (results based)*** ($1,000 – $4,000)

Application Fee for Next Gen Performance is $750.

Next Generation Development U18: 4 teams

Teams who are eligible will receive:

  • Up to $4,000 in value of services, if the team chooses to use all of the services.
    • This includes (at no charge): Pacific Sport carding (as approved by CSI), ice at dedicated facilities, webinars,  HP Provincial and Development  Coach assistance
  • IST funding 6 hours  (valued at $900)
    • (includes consultant coaches and/or Integrated Support Team)
  • Competition assistance –
    • BC event – $400

OR

  • Out of province – $800
  • Team Sessions – 10 hours (valued at $1250)
    • Includes consultant coach assistance at practices and events
    • Includes use if Curl BC technology
  • Training Camp ($500)
  • Access to Practice Ice (each request to be considered individually)
  • Access to ***Performance Incentive Funding (results based)*** ($1000 – $4000)

Application Fee for Next Gen Development is $500.

All teams in the above Excellence programs will need to engage with Provincial Coach Melissa Soligo at least once per month.  There is an online reporting system for teams to use.

Curl BC High Performance and Development Program
  • Includes wheelchair, mixed doubles and teams who are ranked and do not get into the NGE stream.

Benefits:

  • Access to incentive funding
  • Pacific Sport carding (if eligible and available)
  • Up to 6 hours of coach time – valued at $900
  • IST Subsidy – $300
  • All other services a la carte (at special Curl BC rates)
  • Access to training camp at reduced fee
  • Access to Practice Ice (each request to be considered individually)

NOTE: We are excited to work with Mixed Doubles teams across BC.  Please email us with your team information and any information on how we can best support you.  We will do our best to assist you with your needs.

Application Fee for High Performance and Development programs is $250

Curl BC maintains a list of athletes who are ranked based on performance.

Ranking list and ranking criteria

The categories of athletes that are considered for ranking include men, women, junior men, and junior women. Athletes are ranked individually and points are awarded based on performance in the last four years of competition.

  • Team points are divided by four and awarded to each player on the team.
  • Points will be retained for four years.
  • Athletes receive a cumulative point’s total.
  • Championship points are to be weighted and reduced by 25% per year.
  • CTRS points are awarded and are to be reduced by 25% a year starting in 2008.
  • Able-bodied and wheelchair athletes have separate ranking lists.
  • CWG teams will receive points
  • Optimist International teams will receive points.
  • Youth Olympics team members will receive points.
  • 5th players who play more than 2 games on a rotating player team will receive points.
  • 5th players who play less then 2 games will not receive points.

Note:  When U21 athletes age out, their U21 points will then be moved to adult.  If they play in adult while still U21, the adult list will only show points that were earned in that division.

Ranking list as of April 2019 (Excel)

Full ranking criteria (PDF)