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High Performance

The Curl BC High Performance Program focuses on assisting athletes in their training and performance demands as they strive to compete at the national and international level.

The Curl BC High Performance Youth Development Program focuses on assisting athletes at the U18 and U15 levels in their training and development as they strive to becoming a high performance athlete and reach their performance goals.

Our program teams can achieve goals through extensive, year-round training using the expertise of sport science, coach consultants and resources to continuously improve knowledge. These include: Mental Preparation, Physical Preparation, Team Dynamics, Technical Expertise, Game Plan Preparation, Goal Setting, Season Planning, Strategy and Nutrition.

After joining the high performance program, some select teams will be invited to join the Next Generation pathway, which will provide new levels of training resources in their pursuit of podium performances (this pathway has U21, U25, and U35 options).

 

Mission Statement

The Curl BC High Performance 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 teams’ abilities to achieve podium performances.

Program Objectives and Rationale

Program Objectives

The High Performance Program is geared to eligible athletes age 35 and under, striving towards national podium performances in the U18, U21, Men’s, Women’s, College/University, and Mixed Doubles categories. We will, however, assist other committed high performance and youth development teams outside of the age range in the above categories as well.

Athletes playing with multiple teams will have an opportunity to access the resources needed to develop, systematically train, and compete with both their teams.

Program Rationale

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

Curl BC is eager to partner with teams committed to excellence and performance in ALL areas of our sport. 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.

We understand there are some team challenges in creating a culture of excellence, including 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, and utilizing all the resources Curl BC can provide.

We look forward to working with our High Performance and Youth Development BC athletes.

HP Program Pathway Information

Curl BC High Performance Program 

  • All teams will apply to the High Performance Program (deadline May 23, 2022) 
  • A maximum of 20 teams will be accepted into the HP Program
  • Select teams may be invited to join one of the Next Generation Pathways (June 2022)
  • Approximate service value over $4000 ($2000 for Mixed Doubles)

Benefits:

  • Access to incentive funding
  • Pacific Sport carding (if eligible and available)
  • Curl BC Coaching Excellence Team assistance
  • Integrated Support Team Subsidy
  • Competition Entry Fee Subsidy
  • Subsidy for practice ice
  • Access to summer ice (dates and locations TBD)
  • Free access to Webinars
  • Off-Season funds Fitness programming, Team Dynamic Activity etc.
  • Access to training camps
  • Access to Curl BC technology including Smart Brooms, Video Analysis, Speed Traps etc.

Application Fee for the High Performance program is $500

Application Fee for High Performance Mixed Doubles teams is $250 

 

 Next Generation Pathways:

Teams will be invited to join one of the Next Generation Pathways if they meet the requirements.  Invitations are based on the following specific criteria in this order:

  • Age of team members
  • Where teams are on the Curl BC ranking list
  • Past performances
  • Past HP program involvement

All teams in the Excellence Program Pathway will need to engage with HP Director and Coach Melissa Soligo. Funds will not be accessible to teams without engagement and communication.

Next Generation Excellence U35 Pathway:

All team members must be U35 as of Dec 31, 2022

Teams would be eligible for an additional $4,000 in value of services, if the team chooses to use all of the services

Application Fee for Next Generation Excellence is an additional $700 due August 15th, 2022

Next Generation Performance U25 Pathway: 

All team members must be U25 as of Dec 31, 2022

Teams would be eligible for an additional $3,000 in value of services, if the team chooses to use all of the services

Application Fee for Next Generation Performance is an additional $500 due August 15th, 2022

Next Generation Development U18 Pathway:

All team members must be U18 as of Dec 31, 2022

Teams would be eligible for an additional $2,000 in value of services, if the team chooses to use all of the services

Application Fee for Next Generation Development is an additional $250 due August 15th, 2022

 

 

 

HP Program Expectations

It is expected that teams will submit the required information on time and online. NO EXCEPTIONS. All information will be included in your confidential team file.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If teams fail to submit any information on time, or fail to meet program expectations, program funding will be forfeited and teams will be placed on suspension from the program.

The program expectations, in addition to documentation, are:

  • Continuous engagement with HP Director Melissa Soligo
    • Teams will require a  Slack account (free)
  • Teams must take part in a minimum of three tour events
  • Teams must hold a post-event debrief after EVERY event and complete the online debrief form
  • If you are a carded athlete, you are required to attend a minimum of two CSI speaker series webinars
  • If you are not a carded athlete, you are required to attend a minimum of one Curl BC or inter-provincial webinar
  • Complete three (3) Action Plans due May 23, Aug. 15 and Dec. 15
  • A completed Functional Movement Screen (prior to starting a fitness plan)
  • Complete three (3) physical fitness tests per season: May 23, Aug. 15 and Dec. 15
  • Coaches must complete Safe Sport Training through “the locker” – submit proof of completion to Melissa Soligo. If this was not previously completed, follow the steps below
  • Athletes complete True Sport Clean 101 through https://cces.ca/truesportclean101untracked
HP Application & Links

Ready to apply? Start the application process with the forms and resources below.

The following High Performance Team and Mixed Doubles program requirements are due May 23. Click on the links below to fill out the forms. 

  • Application Form – TEAM and/or MIXED DOUBLES
    • Click here for a useful guide to the resources available to HP teams. This guide will help you fill out your Application Form
  • Detailed Pre-Season Action Plan – TEAM  and/or MIXED DOUBLES – covers May 23, 2022 to Aug. 15, 2022
    • Each member must complete
  • Individual Skills/GAP Analysis Form
    • Each member must complete
  • May Fitness Report
    • Each member must complete
    • Fitness testing must be administered by a certified trainer or coach
    • Click here for Curl BC Fitness Protocols for 2022-23. This will help you complete the Fitness Report.
  • Functional Movement Screen
    • Each member must complete
    • Athletes will require an adult or coach to assist
    • Click here for a resource to help you complete your Functional Movement Screen. The FMS Scoring Criteria will give you the tools to complete the screen.
    • Click here for a resource to Complete your Functional Movement Screen. The FMS Verbal Instructions will break down how to do the screen, step-by-step.
  • Mental Skills Questionnaire
    • Each team member must complete

Program Fees due May 23, 2022. Team $500  Mixed Doubles $250

 

Additional Program Requirements – due Aug. 15, 2022

The following forms and documents will be made available after the May 23 deadline has passed for the initial documents.

  • Competition Plan – submit to Melissa Soligo via email
  • August Fitness test results
  • Detailed Pre-Competition Action Plans – covers Aug. 15, 2022 – Dec. 15, 2022  (Each athlete must complete)
  • True Sport Clean for Athletes (individual) – submit proof of completion to Melissa Soligo – if this was not completed in last 2 years
  • Safe Sport for Coaches –  submit proof of completion to Melissa Soligo. If this was not previously completed follow the steps below
  • Physical and strength training plan (team or individual) – targeted teams
    • Teams need a specific plan that they are following in the off season
    • If there was a cost to getting this plan done, the invoice can be submitted
  • Competition Debrief Form – LINK –  after every event
  • Fees for Next Generation Targeted Stream due Aug. 15

Additional Program Requirements – due Dec. 15, 2022

The following forms and documents will be made available after the Aug 15 deadline has passed for the pre-season documents.

  • 3rd Fitness test results
  • Competition Debrief Form – LINK –  after every event
  • Detailed Competition Action Plans #3 – covers Dec. 15, 2022 – Mar. 15, 2023
HP Youth Development Program Application & Expectations

The High Performance Youth Development Program is designed for teams transitioning from the Learn to Train stage where they have been participating in their club youth programs. These teams are entering the Train to Train stage where they are entering events such as the Challenge Cup, BC Winter Games and U18 championships.

 

Registration will open August 15th, 2022 and close on September 16, 2022

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.

Due to Covid-19 we will not include points earned or results from the 2020-21 season. When calculating teams point for 2021-22 program placement, we will use the previous 4 seasons that all competitors had an equal opportunity to compete in. This includes the 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons.

  • 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 2 games or more on a rotating player team will receive points.
  • 5th players who play less than 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)

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 HP 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 30 of the 2022/23 CTRS list as of Dec. 1, 2022, they will receive $1000
  • If a team finishes in the top 20 of the 2022/23 CTRS list as of Dec. 1, 2022, they will receive $2000
  • If a team finishes in the top 10 of the 2022/23 CTRS list as of Dec. 1, 2022, they will receive $4000

Performance Incentive Funding will be awarded by March 31, 2023, at the latest.