TCCA JR METRO League
Space is limited so register early!
The TCCA METRO JR Development Program is designed for curlers under 21 years old. The intent of this league is to provide additional ice opportunities for instruction and games beyond what is offered at the junior level within each club. This program will expose kids to new curling venues, fellow junior curlers in the Twin Cities area and help foster growth and interest in the sport. Each week the league will rotate between the TCCA affiliated clubs – Chaska, Fogerty Arena (Blaine), Frogtown (St Paul), Dakota (Lakeville) and Saint Paul Curling Club.
The session will begin with a evaluations & skills session. Based upon this assessment, teams will be constructed based on skill level to ensure competitive play as well as skill development. A newly created “Skills Assessment Program” will be used to help form teams as well as aid instruction and be offered to the individual clubs for their own program development.
The program is structured to have kids play a 6-end game each week with some coach interaction and feedback, as well as include skill and tactical instruction. Adult volunteers will serve as instructors/coaches. A key goal is to allow juniors to have more game play opportunity while improving their skills.
As part of the league, we will have occasional expert skills sessions from high level competitive curlers and coaches. As as example, last year we had Olympians and National Champions conduct training on things like rock timing and the drag effect with takeout shots. The content and timing of these sessions will be communicated to the league members throughout the season. These skill sessions will take place within the time allotted for league play.
- Open to boys and girls, ages 21 and under (USCA Rules)
- Each session will consist of 7-8 weeks on the ice with breaks for holidays and other events.
- Two Sessions:
- First session: Begins 10/7/2017 — REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
- Second session: Begins 1/13/2018 —- REGISTRATION opens in DEC
- $70 entry fee/player for 7 week session
- Session Times: Saturdays & Sundays 12:00 -3PM – days fluctuate depending on location
PDF OF SCHEDULE (click here): JML 2017-18.Schedule
*SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
If you have any questions, would like to volunteer or would consider sponsoring the program, please reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org