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Passion Curling Youth Programs

Passion Curling Youth Programs

Curl BC has partnered with Curling Quebec and Passion Curling to bring two new youth programs into BC curling clubs. These programs have been successful in Quebec, increasing youth participation and retention in that province. Curl BC and Curl Sask are the latest associations to partner with Passion Curling to deliver the programs.

For more information about either of these programs, or to book a training session time you can contact Kim Dennis kdennis@curlbc.ca or sign up through our form.

U12 Blizzard Program

  • This program offers two eight-week sessions for coaches to deliver.
    • Level 1
    • Level 2
    • Participants will receive a certificate of completion after each program.
  • Coaches will receive a one-hour virtual training session to provide an overview of implementing and running the program.
    • Trained and Certified NCCP Club Coaches and Competition Coaches will receive 1 PD point for the training session, 1 PD point for coaching the Level 1 session, and 1 PD point for coaching the Level 2 session.
  • Curling Clubs and coaches will receive the U12 Level 1 and Level 2 program guides, templates for registration forms, budgets, and safe sport resources.
  • The implementation and training fees are $175 for the program.
    • A club may train up to eight volunteers and/or coaches.
    • Once a club has implemented the program any additional coach training sessions will be $50.00.
  • Curl BC Members can implement the U12 Blizzard Program for $75.00
    • Thanks to the support from the annual Optimist Raffle Fundraiser, $100.00 of the fees are being subsidised by Curl BC.

We would like to recognize that the U12 Blizzard Program was created by Curling Quebec and Passion Curling. Passion Curling is responsible for the coach training of the U12 Blizzard Program, and Curl BC has partnered with them to have BC facilitators available for our clubs.

U15-U21 Youth Program

This program is a full 20-week youth program designed by Passion Curling.

  • Program coaches and volunteers will receive a three-hour virtual training session to learn an overview of the program, how to implement it, and additional tips and drills for keeping your participants engaged.
    • Trained and certified NCCP Club and Competition Coaches will receive 3 PD points for the training session and 2 PD points for coaching in the program.
  • The Curling Club will receive the following resources for the program coordinator/lead coach:
    • U15-U21 Coach Guide
      • Includes an entire season U15-U21 program plan.
    • Five Participant Guides (extras available at $20 each).
      • Participant guides include the weekly material and activities that match the coach resource guide, and has room to make notes. Each participant can track their progress throughout the season.
    • Badge Reference Guide
      • Level 1-10 badges are available, and evaluation days are included in the U15-U21 Program guide.
      • Each badge is $5
    • Additional templates, drill resources, and safe sport material.
  • The implementation fee for the U15-U21 Program is $575.
    • A club may train up to eight volunteers or coaches.
    • Once a club has implemented the program any additional training sessions will be $150.
    • Clubs with youth coaches may be eligible to receive subsidies to implement this program.

For more information about either of these programs, or to book a training session time you can contact Kim Dennis kdennis@curlbc.ca or sign up through our form.

Testimonials from BC curling clubs with U12 Blizzard Program and/or U15-U21 Youth Program

  • Delta Thistle Curling Club
    • U12 Blizzard Program
    • U15-U21 Youth Program
    • “The Blizzard and Passion Curling U15-U21 programs are robust, well thought out and detailed. It’s a powerful resource for running a well-structured youth curling program.” Patrick Prade, DTCC Manager.
  • Kelowna Curling Club
    • U12 Blizzard Program
    • “The training call was great for our newest volunteers. We gained a couple of new ideas and the focus on safety reinforced our helmet and incident reporting policy.” Brian Lyall, Youth Program Coordinator

List of BC Clubs with Passion Curling Programs

  • Delta Thistle Curling Club
  • Kelowna Curling Club
  • Dawson Creek Curling Club