Coaching Kids Curling

New Curling Canada Funding For Grassroots Youth Programs With Helen Radford

September 06, 2021 Glenn Gabriel Season 1 Episode 62
Coaching Kids Curling
New Curling Canada Funding For Grassroots Youth Programs With Helen Radford
Show Notes

In July 2021, Curling Canada announced that they were injecting $200,000 toward the creation of new grassroots programs for youth. In this episode, Helen Radford, Curling Canada's Youth Curling Manager, joins me to discuss the goals of this initiative as well as offering advice for potential applicants.

Some of the topics we discuss include:
* Why the emphasis on two-year plans (2:37)
* Encouraging more BIPOC youth to try curling (4:24)
* The importance of intercity/interclub leagues and why it's important for kids to go outside of their club (11:54)
* Be creative with formats e.g., doubles & triples (16:20)
* Getting schools to make curling part of their phys-ed programs (17:51)
* Where did the money come from? (22:34)
* Application deadline Sep 30, Decision deadline Oct 29 (25:07)
* Contact Helen directly if you need advice or guidance with your application (27:02)

Links to the resources mentioned in this episode:
Curling Canada's Funding Announcement (July 26/21)
https://www.curling.ca/blog/2021/07/26/200k-in-grassroots-youth-programs/
Curling Canada Funding Application Page
https://www.curling.ca/foundation/funding/
Curling Canada's Diversity & Inclusivity Home Page
https://www.curling.ca/diversity-inclusivity/

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Glenn Gabriel is an NCCP-certified curling coach 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 [email protected]

The intro and outro music is "Golden Sunrise (Instrumental Version)"
https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Josh_Woodward/The_Wake_1790/JoshWoodward-TheWake-NoVox-10-GoldenSunrise

By Josh Woodward
https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Josh_Woodward

Licensed under CC BY 3.0
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