Welcome to Nutmeg's Little Rocker & Junior League page! Scroll down to learn more about our events, our programs and our famous NEON bonspiel.
Join us for a Junior League Open House Learn to Curl on Sunday October 13th, 3:30-5:00pm. Open to Middle School and High School Students. Cost $10. All equipment provided. Register Here
2019-20 Junior League tentatively starts Sunday, October 27th Register for Junior League
2019-20 Little Rockers tentatively starts Sunday, November 10th Register for Little Rockers
What is the Junior League?
Our Junior League is a hybrid instructional and recreational league for teens. We provide a fun, safe atmosphere where teens can experience curling in a friendly environment.
We offer instruction and coaching to all levels of interest - from recreational to competitive.
Our program teaches the rules and strategy of curling through lessons, drills and gameplay. In addition to regular league practice and gameplay, we host/attend Friendlies with neighboring clubs, host our own Junior Bonspiel each year and encourage our curlers to participate in other club’s Junior bonspiels.
Our Juniors range in skills from brand new curlers to curlers who compete in bonspiels and play in our adult leagues.
Our goal is to develop lifelong curlers, build self-confidence, foster teamwork abilities, and promote friendship with other Junior curlers, all while having fun.
What is the age range for Junior League?
We welcome curlers ages 13-18 to participate in our Junior League. Slightly younger curlers may participate with the approval of the Junior League Director based on the curler’s maturity level and ability to use the 42 pound stones. See Little Rockers for ages under 13.
Ok, so what is Little Rockers?
Little Rockers is an introductory program for curlers ages 8-12 similar to the Junior program. Most Little Rockers will use smaller and lighter stones and a halfway sheet. Our older Little Rockers may advance to use the full sheet and/or full size stones. Our Little Rockers will learn the rules and stratey of curling through lessons, drills and gameplay.
Our goal is to ignite a spark of passion for curling, build self-confidence, foster teamwork abilities, and promote friendship with other youth curlers. While our focus is on fun at this level, we are developing curlers that we expect will advance to our Junior League.
What is the cost to curl in Little Rockers and Junior League?
Little Rockers $75
Junior League Restricted $100
Junior League Full $150
What type of equipment is required for Little Rockers and Junior League?
We provide all the equipment except for helmets. Little Rockers and Juniors will need a clean pair of sneakers to keep our ice clean and layered warm comfortable clothing. We strongly recommend that any curler under the age of 12 wear a properly fitted current CSA or HECC approved helmet rated for ice sports. Parents/Guardians will be expected to sign a helmet waiver if they chose not to have their child under 12 not wear a recommended helmet. Nutmeg Curling Club does not provide helmets.
The Coach in Training (“CIT”) Program is designed to advance the leadership, instructional and management skills of our experienced junior curlers through the development of the next generation of curlers. CIT’s will provide hands-on instruction, role modeling and promotion of the sport of curling within our Little Rocker program. CIT’s will be fundamental in achieving our Little Rocker program goals of igniting a spark of passion for curling, building self-confidence, fostering teamwork abilities, and promoting friendship with other youth curlers, all while having fun.
CIT’s must have a fundamental understanding of the game of curling, ability to manage small groups and direct activities, feel comfortable instructing and correcting techniques and attend training sessions as required.
Lead Coach in Training Requirements:
Grade 11 and up
Demonstrated high level of leadership, maturity and instructional ability
Looking to take a greater role in Little Rocker program
Minimum one year experience as a CIT
Level I Instructor preferred but not mandatory
Help organize and run the Little Rocker program under the supervision of Adult instructors
Organize and direct on/off ice activities
Lead small group instruction
Improve individuals curling ability and technique
Monitor activities to ensure skills are performed correctly
Instruct individuals on how to perform skills better
Assist with ice prep/care
Coach in Training Requirements:
Grade 9 and up
Minimum 3 years curling experience
Looking to take a role in Little Rocker program
Support LCIT’s and adult instructors with basic instruction, setting up activities, collecting rocks, learning instruction techniques and managing/monitoring small groups.
Assist with ice prep/care
2019-2020 GNCC Junior Events & Bonspiels
Click here to see the latest version of GNCC junior events.
2020 Nutmeg NEON Junior Bonspiel
Registration will open in the Fall...
The USWCA is sponsoring NEON 2020! Any team traveling more than 150 miles by car or over 300 miles by bus, rail or air can apply for funds reimbursement from the USWCA.
2019-2020 Nutmeg Junior Team Bonspiel Results
Check back to see how our competitive teams do this season!
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