Juniors

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Tuesday & Thursday

September 17, 2019 to March 12, 2020
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
 
Saturdays
September 21, 2019 to February 22, 2020
10:00 am to 11:30 am 
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Saturday Dates

2019
  • Sept 21, 28
  • Oct 5, 19, 26
  • Nov 2, 16, 23, 30
  • Dec  7,14
2020
  • Jan 11
  • Feb 8, 22

 

Bill Mills Memorial Junior Bonspiel
February 1-2, 2020

Program Overview

Ages:

8 to 20 years

 

Cost: $200*(Tue/Thur) or $110* (Sat) (plus club and association fees)

Junior Membership Fee: $5 *
Curl BC Fee: $18 (waived for players 13 and under as of July 1st,2019)
Curling Canada Fee: $2

The league fees cover the costs of insurance, ice rental fees, two parties, a league fundraising activity and some equipment.

* The junior curling fee and Junior membership fee are subject to GST.

Note: In addition to the league fees, a volunteer deposit fee of $100 per child will be collected upon registration, and cheques will only be cashed if parents do not complete their volunteer commitments.

 
League Information

Junior Coordinator:   Darren Kent        WkfurG1qNYov^.IR%QK9C`]?pjb]#[BaU_b6!.?IbkLx53{1A++JL}yND

 

We are a mixed gender/age/experience league with kids from 8 to 20 playing and practicing together. Instruction is provided by a combination of certified coaches, parents as well as some of our older players who instruct on skill days and play on game days. The programs aim to ensure that the participants have fun, stay active, play at the level they want, and ideally stay in the sport for many years to come.

We offer two programs for youth to participate in. Our Tuesday / Thursday program is for youth aged 11 and older. This program provides instruction and coaching for curlers from the first-time curler up to the competitive athlete looking to compete at regional and provincial events. Our Saturday program is targeted towards 8-10 year old who are either new to the game or who have experience and want to improve their game. Lighter rocks will be available to use. Older youth who are unable to attend the Tuesday / Thursday program may also join the Saturday program and will have use of regular sized rocks.

Additional Information can be found in the 2019-2020 Information Sheet.

Registration

Registration for all Port Moody Curling leagues is done via an online registration system. In addition to the online registration system, the junior program requires some additional documents to be completed and submitted before players can participate.

Registration: Online

Additional required forms required for the junior program. Please bring these either to the Open House, the first day of curling or preferably email them to WkfurG1qNYov^.IR%QK9C`]?pjb]#[BaU_b6!.?IbkLx53{1A++JL}yND.

KidSport 

KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under. For more information and how to receive grants please contact the local chapter.

KidSport Tri-Cities

 

 

Tuesday / Thursday Program

On Tuesday’s, we focus on skill development with the players being placed in smaller groups based on skill levels, or what the coaches feel an individual player needs to work on at that time.

On Thursdays, we make up teams based on who is available that week and the players get to play in games putting the skills they are learning into practice as well as learn about the actual game itself. Team make up will vary from week to week. Some weeks we will group players of equal ability together for a game so they get to experience multiple positions. Other weeks we will place the less experienced players with more experienced players so they can learn more about the game from the experienced players.

Saturday Program

On Saturday’s we start the session working on developing and improving the skills of the participants followed by a short game.

Additional Playing Opportunities

For juniors who wish to expand their  playing experience, the league offers opportunities for all levels of ability to participate in the Optimist Junior Interclub Curling League. Games are on Sundays, mainly in Cloverdale. The club hosts the Bill Mills Memorial Junior Bonspiel each February with teams from across the lower mainland participating. In addition to our own bonspiel, the club also participates in 2-3 other bonspiels put on by other clubs in the lower mainland. There is an additional cost to these activities of approximately $25 to $75 per player.

For additional information on the Optimist Junior Interclub Junior League please see their website. http://optimistjuniorcurling.ca/

If you are interested in playing on a team please let the co-ordinator know at the beginning of October.

Each Optimist team also requires a parent to act as an assistant coach and another parent to act as team co-ordinator.  There will be a special meeting for parents whose children are playing in Optimist end September.

The PMCC Juniors Program is 100% Volunteer Run

The Juniors Program is part of the Port Moody Curling Club and is 100% volunteer run. Parents must commit to 6 hours of volunteer time per child or pay a volunteer fee of $100 per child, should they choose not to volunteer. There are lots of jobs available to assist us in the running of the Junior club. Jobs that we need help with include: on-ice assistance, on-ice coaching, help with hot chocolate, help with Christmas party and year-end party, fundraising, jacket orders, bonspiel sign-up and co-ordination, webmaster, communications, recruitment and welcoming of adult volunteers, photography, badge preparation and executive positions. Click on Volunteers.

More Information

The Juniors Program is an excellent opportunity for all youngsters 8 to 20 years to experience the thrill of learning a great game with a fabled history and a bright future. The game of curling offers a chance for kids to meet new friends, have fun, and learn about etiquette and teamwork.

It is recommended that the youth dress warmly in flexible clothing and in layers. No shorts. Gloves and a hat are optional.

Players MUST have a dedicated pairs of clean sneakers to be worn only on the ice. Curl BC and Curl Canada recommend hockey or figure skating helmets for all curlers under 12. 

Click here for Curl BC's recommendation on helmet use.

Players may also want to purchase their own sliders, grippers and brooms, but this is not mandatory as there is equipment available at the rink to borrow. Due to the amount of use of the provided grippers, we strongly recommend that participants obtain their own grippers. 

Please be prompt in picking up your child!

Supervision (along with Parents) & instruction provided by members of the Port Moody Curling Club

Beginners Welcome

Beginners are always welcome to join. We accept entries at anytime until mid January.

  • Traditional Canadian ice sport
  • Meet new friends
  • Olympic event
  • In curling, 100% of the time, for every play, each player is involved
  • Everyone plays from start to finish
  • Develop team building skills
  • Moderate activity level
  • Strategy skill building
  • Indoor winter sport
  • Can be recreational or competitive