Little Rockers & Junior League

    Welcome to Nutmeg's Little Rocker & Junior League page! Scroll down to learn more about our events, our programs and our famous NEON bonspiel.

    What's happening?

    The Club is currently closed until further notice. Please check back for more information at a later date. Once we open, we expect to run our Little Rocker and Junior Programs.

     

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    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 strategy 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.


    CIT Program

    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
    Safesport Certified
    Level I Instructor preferred but not mandatory

    Responsibilities:
    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
    Oversee CIT’s

    Coach in Training Requirements:
    Grade 9 and up
    Minimum 3 years curling experience
    Looking to take a role in Little Rocker program
    Safesport Certified

    Responsibilities:
    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


    2020-2021 GNCC Junior Events & Bonspiels

    Click here to see the latest version of GNCC junior events.

    2021 Nutmeg NEON Junior Bonspiel

    Due to COVID-19, the NEON is dark this year. Check back in 2022!

    2020-2021 Nutmeg Junior Team Bonspiel Results

    Check back to see how our competitive teams do this season!

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