The Broomstones Junior Curling Program is a developmental program that strives to provide the necessary skills and positive environment that will enable and encourage each of its participants to enjoy the sport of curling.  With an emphasis on integrity, confidence and technique the program not only prepares the participants to successfully encounter the challenges of the sport, but also fosters important life skills.

While the program has many national level junior curlers, all are welcome from beginner to expert and every participant is encouraged to participate at the level they feel most comfortable.  Our program is designed to place new curlers into games as soon as possible while providing instruction. Paired with experienced curlers it gives the fastest and most enjoyable way to learn the sport. 


Programs
(Programs are seasonal running October through March)

Little Rockers (Grade 1-4)  Sundays 2:45-3:45.  
$100 for members children $125 for non-members children.
Our Little Rocker program is designed to introduce the fundamentals of curling and develop an appreciation of the sport.  Depending on the age and ability level of the student they will throw stones 1/2 sheet or 3/4 sheet.

Youth (Grade 4-6)  Sundays 2:45-3:45
$100 for members children $125 for non-members children.
While and emphasis on the fundamentals is stressed the youth program begins to focus on game play preparing the students for the Junior level.  These students will throw stones the full sheet.  To be in the youth group, those in grade 4 must be able to throw a stone the full sheet.

Juniors (Grade 7-12)  (see below for programs and times)  
$100 for members children $125 for non-members children.
The Junior program offers and competitive and social portion to fit the desires and needs of each particular student.

- Competitive Program (Sundays 12:00-1:30). The Competitive Program is designed to improve skills both on and off the ice preparing curlers for all levels of competitive play.  Although games against other teams is part of the program it is not the focus.  You must have at least one half year curling experience at any level to be eligible for this program.  You may sign up as an individual, team or partial team.

- Drills and Skills (Sundays 1:00-1:30). An intensive 1/2 hour of drills designed to improve and maintain curling ability for those in the social league.  Although attendance is optional it is highly recommended that all those curlers in the Social League attend.

- Social League Play (Sundays 1:30-2:30).  Mandatory for all first and second year Junior aged curlers (grades 7-12), (if you are in grades 7 or 8 you must participate in this program).  The program is optional for all others.  In this league, although skills are taught, it is not the main focus (see skills and drills above).  Instead, teams will be created by the league coordinator and those teams will play against one another throughout the season.  It is modeled around how most curlers learn the sport.  Half way through the season, curlers may join the competitive program for more skills development.

- Olympic Development Program (Wednesdays 4-6).  This program offers the next level of training for those curlers who are interested in competing at the highest level.  You must have curled in the competitive program for at least one year or have the recommendation of the Junior Program Coordinator to be in this program. For more information on this program or to register, please contact Grayland Cousins at gcousins@atlanticretailing.com.

Junior in an Adult League (Grade 7-12).  
This option provides membership into the Broomstones Junior Program as well as participation in one adult league.  $200 for members, $220 for non-members for the season.  Please contact Broomstones Membership for this option at
membership@broomstones.com.

LCIT Instructor Program (Grade 11-12 Preferred)
LCIT's (Leader CIT's) are CIT's who have shown leadership and instructional abilities and who are looking to takecoord greater roll in the running of the Youth and Little Rocker Program. The LCIT's work directly with the CIT's and program coordinator to instruct and help manage the Youth and Little Rocker program. Must have previously been a CIT. There is a stipend provided for participation in the program. 

CIT Instructor Program (Grade 9-12)
Become a CIT instructor for the Youth and Little Rockers. CIT's lead classes and instruction (under adult supervision) 
for the youth and Little Rocker Programs.  Must have previously been a CIT or JCIT. There is a stipend for participation in the program. 

JCIT Program (Grade 8-12)
Become a JCIT (Junior CIT) for the Youth and Little Rockers. Assist the CIT's and learn how to become an CIT for the 
Youth and Little Rocker program. Participation in the program is volunteer. 

*CIT- Coach in training




Are you new to the Junior Program and do not have a parent as a Broomstones Member? You can register here.

For more information contact Scott Price at scott.price@broomstones.org or 774-312-6863.