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Juniors Grades 4-7

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Thursdays @ 3:00pm

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It is important that we do NOT relax our fight against Covid-19!  We trust that you understand and do everything in your power to flatten the curve.  Please read the September, 2020 newsletter as well as SACC’s plan for a safe return to curling. (click here)  It details fees (Juniors have been shielded from a league fee increase but will now pay for CurlBC and Curling Canada affiliation fees (based on age).

Junior Curling will look and be a little different this year – in fact, our first day of curling has been put back . . . we are planning to start November 5th in order to better prepare. 

Uncertain about the new rules?  Take a look at this video (Keep Calm and Carry On Through Covid) from our friends in Alberta.  Click here!

We will be sending another email to families to detail the changes before Nov 5th.  For those children requiring curling shoes from the equipment room – you need to contact Kate Horne.  While you have missed the previously scheduled dates for shoe fitting, you will need to make arrangements with Kate for curlers and one parent please to come to the club.  Shoes will be signed out and returned when our season is complete on March 11, 2021.

SACC brooms will still be available for use.

In light of Covid-19, “Children must be in Grade 4 to participate.” 

Our Goals

FUN and development of basic curling skills and self-esteem.

Our Program

Kids are split into novice and intermediate groups based on age and skill.

We Offer:

  • Instruction on basic to higher level skills depending on the capabilities and needs of the kids
  • Games appropriate to the skill level of the group, including real game play
  • Special event dates: ‘bring a friend day’ (on hold), Christmas, Jersey Day
  • Participate in the Salmon Arm Skill Program and Curl BC Skills Award Program earning Curl BC skill badges
  • Free access to curling shoes (if sizes available), grippers, brooms, delivery devices and sticks

Instructors

Dick Mann, Kate & Darryl Horne, Brian Puetz, Madi Penttila, Kaitlyn Garrett . . . all volunteers!  It may sound like lots BUT we require a high instructor to junior ratio for safety and delivery of a great program!  We would love to have YOUR help.  If you feel you need some ‘basic training’ before you help out, Kate & Darryl Horne are both certified ‘coach trainers’ with Curl BC; they’d be happy to spend some time with you.

Equipment

See above for 2020-21 practices around shoes and brooms.

Shoes will be signed out for the season and tagged.  SACC brooms will be sanitized for use but we have a limited number of delivery devices.  Brooms and delivery devices are available on first come basis but must remain at the club.

We encourage players to purchase their own.  Proper fitting shoes with a well cared for slider make a world of difference to skill development.

Clothing

NO JEANS, please!   Curlers need stretchy pants to get into a proper slide position.  SWEAT PANTS ARE GREAT!  Dress warmly – gloves that don’t allow hands to slip down the broom (knitted gloves are too slippery), toques, layers are good.

Competitive Junior League Play

If your child is ready for more competitive play, the Inter City Curling League (2020-21 season cancelled) (see “downloads” below) may be right for your family (in addition to Salmon Arm Junior Curling).

In addition, SACC is pleased to be able to offer a Junior Skill Enhancement Program led by Laura Tomlinson (see 2019-20 downloads below) that takes place over 10 Saturdays through the 2020/21 season! (unfortunately, this League has been cancelled for 2020-21!)

Events

Downloads