Curl BC Podium Development and Preparation Camp

Recently the Coquitlam Junior League hosted a U18 BC Winter Games and Podium Preparation camp for 45 athletes and 10 coaches from the lower mainland and southern Vancouver Island, including 10 athletes from Coquitlam Junior curling. During the day the athletes and their coaches were put through a series of on ice drills from Curl BC development coaches focusing on delivery, balance, sweeping, on ice communications and timing. In addition to the on ice sessions, the participants also had presentations on mental preparations, the anatomy of a team, proper nutrition and fitness training. During lunch, the athletes had a Q&A session with current Canadian Junior Men’s champions Tyler and Jordan Tardi, their coach Paul Tardi and 2016 BC Junior Women’s champion Dezaray Hawes. The athletes and coaches learned a lot and hopefully in a few years some of the participants will be representing our province on the national and possibly international stage.