The Nova Scotia Curling Association (NSCA) is excited to announce the lineup for our High Performance Program for the 2018-2019 season. The program has been designed by our Technical Director & Provincial Coach, Andrew Paris with the goal of creating and fostering a culture of excellence among our junior curlers. This program aligns with our High Performance vision that Nova Scotia athletes and coaches consistently achieve podium results in National competitions.
This program is grateful for the support received from our partners at Sport Nova Scotia, Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic and Support4Sport. For the 2018-2019 season, seven junior teams will receive support at a Tier 1 or Tier 2 level. Invitations to the program are based on Provincial Results (Under 21, Under 18 and Under 15 Provincial Championships) from the 2017-2018 season & Curling Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development model. Teams are invited into the program on an annual basis every May.
The Tier 1 teams receiving support are:
Team Isabelle Ladouceur – Lakeshore Curling Club – 2018 Canadian Under 18 Girls Curling Champions
Team Matthew Manuel – Mayflower Curling Club – 2017 AMJ Campbell Under 21 Men’s Champions
Team Cally Moore – CFB Halifax Curling Club – 2019 Canada Winter Games Women’s Representative
Team Graeme Weagle – Chester Curling Club – 2018 Canadian Under 18 Boys Curling Champions
Team Ethan Young – Mayflower Curling Club – 2019 Canada Winter Games Men’s Representative
Tier 1 teams will have access to a Mental Performance Consultant, a Strength and Conditioning Coach and a Nutritionist from the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic. They’ll also work directly with Andrew and have access to various equipment and technology provided by the NSCA.
The Tier 2 teams receiving support are:
Team Calan MacIsaac – Truro Curling Club – 2018 Provincial Under 15 Boys Champions & 2018 Provincial Under 13 Jamboree Winners
Team Ryan Strang – Lakeshore Curling Club – 2018 Provincial Under 15 Boys Runner-Ups
Tier 2 teams will have access to a Nutritionist and will be doing some baseline testing with the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic. They’ll also work directly with Andrew and have access to various equipment and technology provided by the NSCA.