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U15 Coachable Bonspiel and Clinic

October 28, 2017
Glenn Paulley
Elmira and District Curling Club
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40 Eldale Road, Elmira, Ontario, Canada, N3B 2C7

This year, the annual Elmira Junior Bonspiel will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017. As we did last year, this will be a coachable U15 bonspiel that will feature a single draw of two games. Between the games, both the players and coaches will be served lunch followed by a 2-hour clinic with certified mentor coaches covering topics such as brushing and setup. Games will be scored using a new U15 development system under review by the Ontario Curling Council, and coaches will be permitted within the arena during games. There will be no prizes at this event.

Teams must be accompanied by a coach, as the clinic is as much for the coaches as it is for the players. Coaches should come prepared to spend the day in the arena, should be dressed in appropriate curling attire and must be wearing curling shoes. There will be no exceptions to this rule. With their attendance, coaches will earn 2 (two) Professional Development points for use in their NCCP certification. When registering coaches should supply their NCCP number so this can be verified with the OCC office.

Entry fee for rinks is $160. Rinks must satisfy the OCA rules for U15 eligibility and may consist of any combination of boys and girls. Team registration is online ONLY on the Elmira and District Curling Club website.

  • 9:00am – arrival
  • 9:30am – Game 1
  • 12:00 – lunch
  • 12:45 – clinic
  • 3:00 – Game 2
  • 5:30 – dismissal

Coaches that are confirmed for the clinic include:

  • Glenn Paulley, high performance coach with the Ontario Curling Council;
  • Jason Rice, OCA Learning Facilitator and former coach of the defending OUA varsity women’s champions from Wilfrid Laurier University;
  • Amy Ballantyne, nutritional therapist;
  • Melissa Tennant, graduate student in sports psychology at the University of Waterloo.
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