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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 providing access to world-class coaches and integrated support team services that will enhance team’s ability to achieve podium performances.

Program Objectives and Rationale

This year the overall program will be focussing on all eligible athletes under the age of 35, tracking towards national podium performances.  However, we will assist other HP teams as well.

The new feeder program will allow athletes to access the resources needed to develop, systematically train and eventually compete.  It is also set up to support athletes and teams in their transition to the High Performance system.

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 will be under the guidance and management of Melissa.  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.

2020-21 Program and Eligibility

PROGRAM STREAMS

To ensure access for all teams, the program will be divided into the following 2 streams:

  1. Next Generation Excellence Stream (NGE)
    • Top 4 ranked teams* (2 men’s and 2 women’s) in each of the following groups: U35, U21, U18.
  1. High Performance/Development Stream (HPD)
    • Curl BC teams that are not ranked in the NG Excellence Programs
    • Due to age, performance and ranking
    • Mixed Doubles (as requested)
    • *team numbers may vary depending on applications

ELIGIBILITY for above streams

  • Curl BC Ranking list
  • Age
  • Past performances
  • Past program involvement
NEW PROGRAM - Curl BC Feeder System

Curl BC High Performance Feeder System (Youth and Adult teams)

Application deadline will be May 29th, 2020

  • Program coordinator Kim Dennis

Program Expectations

  • All information is to be sent to Kim Dennis for you individual and confidential team file.
  • Monthly engagement with Kim.
  • Athletes and Coaches to Complete the Safe Sport Training the “the locker”
  • Participate in a minimum of 2 events (bonspiel/playdown).
  • 1 Physical test per season (does not include application test results)
    • Can be performed pre-season, mid-season, or post-season and results submitted to Kim.
  • Coach Mentorship
    • Attend a minimum of 2 coach mentorship meetings.

Program Application:

  • Names, Addresses, birthdates of all team members, and home club (used for most practices
  • Team Mantra
  • Coach Information
    • NCCP #
    • Valid Criminal Record Check
    • Coaching Philosohpy
  • 1 Year Action Plan for the Team
    • Competition and training plan (the best you know)
  • Goals
    • Individual & Team Goals
    • How can the program help you meet your goals.
  • Completed Fitness Test
    •  See Testing Protocols in Forms & Documents section.
    • This is to provide a baseline for development tracking.

 

Program Application, Expectations and Deadline

Application deadline will be May 29th, 2020

PLEASE NOTE:  in order to qualify for any program, there must be 3 of 4 athletes on the team that meet the age criteria.

 

PROGRAM APPLICATION and EXPECTATIONS – HIGH PERFORMANCE

Curl BC High Performance program application process.  Teams MUST complete all aspects of the application before they submit it.  The registration and documents can be found in the Forms and Documents tab below.

Included in the application should be:

  • Names, addresses, birthdates of all team members and coaches as well as home club(club used mostly for practicing)
  • Please outline why your team wants to be in the program?
    • What resources are you most interested in?
    • What are your expectations of the program?
  • Detailed Action Plan (individual)
  • Competition Plan (as best as you know it) (team)
  • Gap Analysis (template provided) (individual)
  • Completed Fitness test (testing protocols supplied by Curl BC)
  • Functional Movement Screen (not mandatory but preferred)
  • Physical and strength training plan (team or individual)
  • Program Fee (to be paid after acceptance into the program)

 

CURL BC PROGRAM Expectations (all information to be sent to Melissa for your individual and confidential team file) (Please note:  teams will not receive funding without meeting the expectations below).

  • Continuous engagement with Melissa
    • Communication team platform (FB messenger, Slack, What’s App, etc.)
      • Melissa to be included in a group specifically for program purposes
    • Minimum of 3 events
    • Post event debrief after EVERY event
    • If carded, attendance at a minimum of 2 Speaker series webinars
    • If not carded, attendance at (a minimum) one Curl BC webinar
    • 3 Action Plans (May 29th, August 30th, November 30th)
    • A completed Functional Movement Screen (prior to starting a fitness plan)
    • 2 – 3 physical tests per season (results to be sent in)
    • Coaches complete Safe Sport Training through “the locker”
    • Athletes complete True Sport Clean 101 through https://cces.ca/truesportclean101untracked
    • Engage with coach, consultant or the HP Director for a minimum of one Zoom meeting every 2 months related to individual training and development.
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 for Curl BC Program teams only!

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

  • If a team finishes in the top 30of the 2020/21 CTRS list as of December 1st, 20120, they will receive $1000
  • If a team finishes in the top 20 of the 2020/21 CTRS list as of December 1st, 2020, they will receive $2000
  • If a team finishes in the top 10 of the 2020/21 CTRS list as of December 1st, 2020, they will receive $4000

Performance Incentive Funding will be awarded by April 15th, 2021, at the latest.

Next Generation U35

Next Generation Excellence U35 program (2 women’s and 2 men’s teams)

Teams who are eligible will receive:

More than $6000 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 $1500)
    • (includes consultant coaches and/or Integrated Support Team)
  • Competition assistance (one only) –
    • BC event – $1000

OR

  • Out of province – $1500
  • Team Sessions – 15 hours (valued at $2000)
    • Includes consultant coach assistance at practices and events
    • Includes use of Curl BC technology
  • Access to Practice Ice (each request to be considered individually)
  • Access to ***Performance Incentive Funding (results based)*** ($1000 – $4000)

Application Fee for Next Gen Excellence is $1000

Due to the unknown state of the upcoming season, payment is not expected prior to August 30th, 2020

Next Generation U21

Next Generation Performance U21 program (2 women’s and 2 men’s teams)

Teams who are eligible will receive:

  • More than $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 $1200)
    • (includes consultant coaches and/or Integrated Support Team)
  • Competition assistance –
    • BC event – $700

OR

  • Out of province – $1200
  • Team Sessions – 12 hours (valued at $1500)
    • Includes consultant coach assistance at practices and events
    • Includes use of Curl BC technology
  • Camp (value $500) – to be determined
  • Access to Practice Ice (each request to be considered individually)
  • Access to ***Performance Incentive Funding (results based)*** ($1000 – $4000)

Application Fee for Next Gen Performance is $750

Due to the unknown state of the upcoming season, payment is not expected prior to August 30th, 2020

Next Generation U18

Next Generation Development U18 program (2 women’s and 2 men’s teams)

Teams who are eligible will receive:

  • Over $4000 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 $1200)
    • (includes consultant coaches and/or Integrated Support Team)
  • Competition assistance –
    • BC event – $750

OR

  • Out of province – $1000
  • Team Sessions – 10 hours (valued at $1400)
    • Includes consultant coach assistance at practices and events
    • Includes use if Curl BC technology
  • Camp (value $500) – to be determined
  • Access to Practice Ice (each request to be considered individually)

Application Fee for Next Gen Development is $500

Due to the unknown state of the upcoming season, payment is not expected prior to August 30th, 2020

Curl BC High Performance and Development

Includes mixed doubles and teams who 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 – value at $800
  • IST Subsidy = $800
  • Competition Subsidy – $500
  • 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 $300

Due to the unknown state of the upcoming season, payment is not expected prior to August 30th, 2020

Curl BC High Performance Feeder System

New STREAM:  Curl BC High Performance Feeder System (Youth and Adult teams)

Benefits:

  • Access resources and coaches to support their season training plan
  • Access to HP coaches (subsidized)
    • HP Program coach for up to 2 practices during the season at the club of the home team.
    • Coach mentorship via Zoom up to 4 hours per season.

Integrated Sport Team resources

  • 2 Group IST Meetings via Zoom Conferencing
    • Available Resources include: Mental and Physical Training, Nutrition, Team Dynamics, Communication, Tactical and Technical.
    • Breakout rooms used for individual team discussions
  • Additional IST available at Curl BC rates.
  • Access to camps (subsidized)

All team coaches will recieve Professional Development Points towards their maintenance of certification.

Application Fee for High Performance Feeder Program is $300

Due to the unknown state of the upcoming season, payment is not expected prior to August 30th, 2020

Bonus Funding

BONUS FUNDING*** will be available to teams who meet the following criteria on January 1st, 2020.

  • meet all Curl BC program requirements (as mentioned above)
  • Teams that are fully engaged with reporting requirements
  • Teams that have shown measurable improvement and have achieved goals outlined in yearly training plan.
  • Carded athletes must attend 2 Speaker Series Webinars through CSI Pacific
  • Teams must volunteer 10 hours of time to the development of junior curling
  • Excludes Feeder System Teams

This is available for Curl BC Program teams only!

***bonus funding will be dependant on monies available and teams who have met the criteria.

Ranking list and ranking criteria

The categories of athletes that are considered for ranking include men, women, junior men, and junior women, mixed doubles and wheelchair. 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.
  • Able-bodied and wheelchair athletes have separate ranking lists.
  • CWG 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 24, 2020

Full ranking criteria (PDF)