Royal Club Academy
Through the alignment of the new World Class Curling Olympic Performance Programme & British Curling/Royal Caledonian Curling Club Performance Programme we aim to invest programme support in athletes/teams who are fully committed to a 4-8 year programme with the prospect and ultimate outcome of being able to medal at World level.
The Royal Club Academy Programme is a development programme.
Inclusion on the programme should be seen as an “investment decision” for future potential over next 4-8 year period. The key question that will be asked when making any selection decision is:-
“Is there realistic potential of this athlete being World Class Medal standard at the identified events”?
Over the next cycle 2011-2014 the Royal Club intends to build a strong pathway which delivers and aligns with the World Class Programme and which identifies and develops athletes.
The programme aspires to build over 2011-2014 to a maximum number of 80 athletes to be selected to the programme in each year subject to Royal Club selection criteria and capacity numbers for each Academy.
The Gold ranked teams will potentially receive overseas training/competition support subject to resources available. All Academy teams will benefit from fortnightly technical training sessions and a squad day in addition to other programme support services.
Structure of Royal Club Academy (RCA)
• Approx 13 Academy Areas with support delivered at identified ice rinks. This will be determined once athletes are selected.
• Managed by Royal Club High Performance Coach
• Delivery of Programme by Royal Club Performance Development Coach
• Delivered by identified regional Royal Club Academy Coach who is a Royal Club qualified technical coach (to be confirmed in due course)
On Friday 3rd May 2013 26 athletes were selected onto the Royal Club Academy (RCA) Programme for the 2013-2014 season. The athletes on the RCA Curling Squad are: 14 Women and 12 Men. Names of the athletes in the Academy can be found below:
Royal Club Academy (GOLD)
Royal Club Academy (SILVER)
[Selection panel: Brad Askew, Dave Crosbee, Bob Kelly, Nancy Smith.]
Click here to view the 2013-2014 Selection Policy – Royal Club Academy Programme
View the accompanying Mindset Information Sheet
Assistant Performance Development Coach: Brad Askew
Mobile: 0773 326 4813