Creating world class curling teams requires access to great coaching, a great environment to play and practice in and great competitors who share that common goal. In the Ryerson TCSCC U25 Development League, we attempt to close some of the gaps that exist in the current development path for world class youth teams.
In the current development environment, as teams progress through youth curling and start to experience curling in weekend competitions, not always are they able to find an environment to train and compete on a regular basis as a team against teams with similar goals outside of their weekend competitions.
Many times a youth team is unable to find a environment to play period as the club level has restrictive rules or they curl in a league that has teams who's competitive profile does not pursue a similar championship outcome or a format of play which limits development. Complicating this may also be an environment where coaches are unable to provide valuable input during or after the game.
With Ryerson TCSCC U25 development league, we attempt to change all of that. Our league will focus on allowing for you to develop skills as a team with supportive coaching and skill development against similar aged opponents. We expect to create up to a 15 game schedule over 13 dates from the end of September through March complimented by skill development clinics and access to practice ice.
We are looking for teams and individual players who will act as an available spare pool that possess many of these key characteristics:
Their stated team goals are to compete for a provincial and/or national youth championship (Junior Worlds, World University Games, CIS, CCAA, OUA, OCAA, OCA, Gore, OFSSA)
They have previous competitive profile as a team to support those goals or as an individual player on a team where the rest of their team members cannot play on a regular basis.
Have a dedicated coach or coaching infrastructure that will support their development during games and on ice clinics which are a part of the development league
Players must also be in full time attendance in school or in transition to their next academic program i.e. a gap year between high school and college/university
If this type of development sounds like something you and you team would be interested in, contact league convenor and Ryerson Head Coach Perry Marshall for further details at firstname.lastname@example.org