Curling can only grow as a sport with a strong youth member base. The OVCA is committed to helping clubs and centres develop and fund their youth programs.
For more information on these programs, please consult the specific policies.
Limited funds are available to assist member clubs to purchase youth rocks (new or replacement).
The Ottawa Valley Curling Association supports the development of club coaching by offering a $50 rebate to OVCA club members who participate in the Ontario Curling Association’s Club Coach Course or Youth Coach Course and commits to coaching/teaching in their club for at least the current curling year.
The OVCA will assist OVCA-member club based youth travel teams with travel costs at a rate of $.20/km for OCA and OUA competitions, and with grants for those advancing to select national competitions
The OVCA has embarked on a program to provide financial support (up to $500 per year) to help clubs grown their non-competitive youth programs.
The OVCA has a set of video equipment available for use by club coaches for a small deposit.