Programs

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. Instruction will always be catered to the participants ability and comfort level. Please contact program coordinator Scott Price at scott.price@broomstones.org for any questions.

USA Curling SafeSport. https://www.teamusa.org/usa-curling/sport-education/safesport for more information.

Little Rockers (Grade 1-3)

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 1:45-2:45 and Optional (curlers with at least 1 year experience) Wednesday 4-6pm

$100 for members children $125 for non-members children.

The youth program prepares individuals for competitions as well as participation at the Junior level. With a focus on the fundamentals, strategy and advanced delivery mechanics and techniques are introduced. Students will throw stones the full sheet.

Juniors (Grade 7 and up)

(see below for programs and times)

Competitive Program

$100 for members children $125 for non-members children

Sundays 11:00-1:30 and optional (curlers with at least 1 year experience) Wednesday 4-6pm

The Competitive Program is the main program for curlers in grades 7 and up. It is designed to improve skills both on and off the ice preparing curlers for all levels of play. The program is comprised of three sections: Skills and Drills 11-12:00, off ice training 12:00-12:30 and game play 12:30-1:30. This program is mandatory for all new curlers and optional for those with at least a half year curling experience.

Social League Play

$100 for members children $125 for non-members children

Sundays 12:30-1:30

This league is designed for those who would like to curl socially not competitively. Although skills are taught, it is not the main focus. Instead, participants will be placed on teams (pickup style) and those teams will play against one another in 4 end games. In order to participate in only the social league, you must have at least a half season curling experience in one of the other programs (Junior Competitive, Youth or Little Rocker). At any time, those who have signed up for the social league may participate in the competitive program.

Middle and High School Curling League (Brookline MA) (Grades 7-12)

$50 one day a week, $100 two days a week, $150 three days a week, $200 four days a week

Mon, Tues, Wed. and/or Thurs 3:30-5:00pm (may arrive at 4:00pm if needed). Can choose 1,2, 3 or 4 days to attend

Approx end of Nov. - end of Feb.

This league is for middle and high school students who would like to curl in games with high schools in the Brookline area. Students must be able to get to Brookline MA by 4:00pm (3:30 preferred). Each student will be placed with one of the participating schools and they will curl on a team with that school. Teams will compete against one another leading to the championship games at the end of February. Students participating in this league are making a commitment to attending and are expected to attend most if not all of the sessions they sign up for. Student participation must be approved by the program coordinator.

Junior in an Adult League (Grade 7 and up).

$200 for members, $220 for non-members for the season.

Times dependent on the adult league chosen

This option provides membership into the Broomstones Junior Program as well as participation in one adult league. Please contact Broomstones Membership for this option at membership@broomstones.com.

Coach in training program

CIT's (coach in training) help instruct the youth and little rocker programs to develop the next generation of curlers. Individuals participating in the CIT program should have a fundamental understanding of the game as well as an ability to manage small groups and direct activities. Individuals should also feel comfortable instructing and correcting deliveries and other curling techniques. For the CIT and LCIT programs SafeSport certification is required and level 1 instructor certification or higher is preferred. Other training sessions throughout the season may also be required.

LCIT (Leader CIT) Program

(Grade 11 and up preferred)

LCIT's are individuals who who have demonstrated a high level of leadership, maturity, instructional ability and who are looking to take a greater roll in the running of the Youth and Little Rocker Program. LCIT's help organize and run the Youth and Little Rocker programs if/when the program coordinator is unavailable or occupied. Responsibilities include all those of a CIT as well as organizing and directing on and off ice activities, overseeing CIT's and jCIT's and requesting parent volunteers when needed. Min. one year previous experience as a CIT is required. There is a stipend provided for participation in the program.

CIT Program

(Grade 9 and up)

CIT's instruct small groups (under adult or LCIT supervision) in various activities. Their main roll is to help improve individuals curling ability and technique, monitoring activities to ensure skills are performed correctly and instruct individuals on how to perform skills better. CIT's must have previously been a jCIT. There is a stipend provided for participation in the program.

jCIT (Junior CIT) Program

(Grade 7 and up)

jCIT's assist the CIT's in teaching the Youth and Little Rockers. Duties include supporting CIT's with basic instruction, setting up activities, collecting rocks, learning instruction techniques and managing/monitoring small groups. Overall the goal of a jCIT is to learn what they need to become a CIT. Participation in the program is volunteer and one year curling experience is needed to become a jCIT.