Coaching Kids Curling

Oakvile CC (Ont.) "Summer On Ice" Youth Curling Camp With Stephanie Thompson

June 05, 2023 Glenn Gabriel Season 2 Episode 94
Coaching Kids Curling
Oakvile CC (Ont.) "Summer On Ice" Youth Curling Camp With Stephanie Thompson
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Show Notes

Many sports run camps for kids during the summer vacation, but it's rare for curling. Oakville (Ont.) Curling Club, just west of Toronto, will be running its youth camp in late August. In this episode, I speak with camp director Stephanie Thompson about the camp itself and what she hopes to accomplish this summer. We'll also talk about camps in general and what kids can get out of this experience. (Interview recorded May 10/23)

Some of the topics we discuss:
* Basics of the Oakville "Summer On Ice" Youth Camp (1:25)
* Camp curriculum (6:06)
* How fitness is incorporated into the camp (13:37)
* Who's teaching the kids? (20:15)
* Why go to camp? (26:17)
* Stephanie found junior teammates at camp (32:06)
* What does Stephanie want kids to get out of camp? (33:48)
* Steph's World Curling Academy virtual workshops (38:43)

Links to the resources mentioned in this episode:

Oakville Curling Club "Summer On Ice" Youth Curling Camp

World Curling Academy

Trillium Curling Camp (Waterloo, ON)

"Our Critique of the LTAD Model & Standardized Testing" (Ep.12 of the Empowered Performance for Curlers Podcast, Jul 31/21)

2023 Webinars & Workshops - Empowered Performance

Stephanie Thompson IG handle:

Follow our podcast on Twitter: @kidscurling

Glenn Gabriel is an NCCP-certified curling coach and coach developer who lives in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. He has been the coordinator of the Little Rocks (U12) program at East York Curling Club in Toronto since 2011. If you have a question or feedback on the podcast, send us an e-mail at

The intro and outro music is "Golden Sunrise (Instrumental Version)"

By Josh Woodward

Licensed under CC BY 3.0

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