CAMP – KICK START 2022

KICK START THE QUAD CURLING CAMP

3-day camp • 12-14 August 2022 • Naseby, New Zealand

The Australian Curling Federation (ACF) plans to invigorate curling in Australia and develop our next set of Olympians. We are holding a “Kick Start the Quad*” Curling Camp as we emerge from two years of Covid-19 restrictions.

*Quad refers to the Olympic quadrennial.

ABOUT THE CAMP

The 3-day camp introduces Australian curlers to the tools that will help with increased performance and includes the following:

  • Technical video analysis for throwing and sweeping
  • A lesson on the secrets of angles and the drag effect
  • Strategy talks
  • Mental preparation and toughness
  • Team dynamics
  • Planning the season for peak performance
  • Fitness on and off the ice
  • Nutrition
  • Game situation analysis (on ice)
  • Bonspiel and other mini competitions
  • Question period – ask the Camp Leaders anything
  • Ability for one-on-one sessions at an additional cost

CAMP INSTRUCTORS

The course, led by Olympic Gold Medallist Jennifer Jones, and Olympian and Canadian Champion Brent Laing, goes into detail about how best to plan so that the athletes can aim to reach their peak at the right moments.

About the Instructors

Jennifer’s BioBrent’s Bio
– One of the most successful female curlers, Jennifer Jones led her team into an Olympic gold medal in 2014 and was Canada’s representative at the Olympic Winter games in Beijing in 2022.
– Jennifer was voted Canada’s greatest female curler of all time in 2020.
– Jennifer has won a record tying six Canadian Curling Championships as skip and went on to skip her team to two World Curling Championships.
– Jennifer competes in mixed doubles curing events with her husband Brent Laing.
– Jennifer is also a corporate lawyer, motivational speaker, wife to champion curler Brent Laing and mom to two daughters.
– Brent Laing was Canada’s representative at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang.
– Brent has won 5 World Curling Championships and won 3 Canadian Men’s Curling Championships.
– Brent competes in mixed doubles curling events with his wife Jennifer Jones.
– Brent was the founder and coach at the Team Howard Fantasy Curling Camp.
– Brent is one of the most decorated and respected curlers in the game.

WHO IS THE CAMP FOR?

Registered Australian Curlers looking develop and refine skills needed to be successful in curling for the next Olympic quadrennial. Ideal for juniors, coaches and teams. Preferable to attend as a team.

COST

This camp is fully funded and up to 40 scholarship places will be awarded. Accommodation and flight expenses borne by all participants.  

HOW TO APPLY

Curlers must be registered with a State Association in Australia. For consideration, complete the online application form by scanning the QR code or clicking on the QR image for the URL link. There are a limited number of spots available. Juniors are encouraged to apply.

Click or scan the image for the Application Form

CAMP APPLICATION DUE DATE

All applications are due by 3 June 2022. Notification of successful place holders by 15 June 2022. Interested participants are advised not to book flights until confirmation is received.

CAMP LOCATION

The camp will take place just prior to Nationals at a dedicated Curling facility in Naseby, New Zealand:  http://www.curling.co.nz/.

QUESTIONS

Any questions can be sent to australiancurling@gmail.com and will be forwarded to the organiser(s).

FEEDBACK FROM 2017 CAMP

“The insight, information and ability of the coaches provided was incredible. As part of an Australian team, we don’t have the facilities to be on the ice regularly and this camp was such a good way to find out how our team can find success.”

“Personally, I benefitted immensely from being in an environment where every person is focussed and determined all working towards a common goal. All in all, the experience was one that I will be benefitting from for many years to come.”

“Being a high performance training camp, the programme was extremely valuable to our team for a number of reasons. The key outcome for our team was a more deliberate focus on the plan and activities leading up to, and during important competitions.”

“As a team of five, but who live in three different cities, it was a precious opportunity to get together as a team to mature our on-ice and off-ice preparation. Even though we are an experienced team who have played together for a number of years, the programme provided time and space, facilitated by very knowledgeable coaches, to focus on many aspects of our team that we don’t always have the skill, or opportunity, to work through. [This ranged] from tweaking our technical deliveries, how to leverage video analysis better, team dynamics and mental toughness exercises.”

Disclaimer: The Australian Curling Federation cannot be held liable for any consequences resulting from your overseas travel or late notice cancellation of the event due to Covid travel restrictions.

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