The weekend of 10 - 12 October will provide a unique and rare chance for
all of us to improve our skills. The FCC will be hosting two USCA
Certified instructors (bios attached) who will provide training and
certification courses to all our members (from beginners to advanced)
who desire to improve their knowledge and their game.
This instruction falls in line with the new USCA training plan being
implemented throughout the United States.
On Friday night, the USCA instructors will conduct two sessions of
"First Contact" training. This training is free and is intended to
enable us to teach our members the proper procedures and terminologies
so that we can bring new curlers on the ice and all speak the same
On Saturday the 11th, the instructors will conduct Level 1 certification
training (from 8AM to 4PM) and a beginners clinic (at 1200).
The Level 1 course will cost $20. Level I Instructors work mainly
within their own club, helping beginners learn the game and novices to
improve basic skills using delivery techniques identified as best
practices by USA Curling. They serve as a Lead Instructor at open
houses or other public events, supervising volunteer instructors and
ensuring that they are giving delivery instruction that is consistent
with USA Curling standard practices. Although I realize most of you do
this already this is a chance to get the latest strategy and training
techniques being used by the USCA.
The beginners clinic on Saturday is intended for all new curlers who
would like to learn the game and understand basic strategy and delivery.
On Sunday the 12th, there will be a Level 2 course, which will cost $40,
and is designed for advanced curlers who would like to be a certified
instructor or just learn more in-depth strategies and techniques. A
Level II Instructor has two main purposes: to work with intermediate and
advanced curlers to improve their performance, and to train aspiring
Level I and Level II Instructors. Also, in the future, all formal
coaches will be required to be USCA Level 2 certified.
Also, on Sunday the 12th there will be free youth clinics designed for
various skill levels. Please check out the board at the club and sign
up, as times for this event may vary depending on skill level.
If you have further questions you can contact Dave Flippo at the club,
via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 374-7995.
Submitted by: Dave Flippo