The USA Curling Junior Merit Program was created to assist clubs in the development of youth curlers. Drills and other exercises contained in the program can be effectively used by instructors or coaches working with beginner to advanced individuals or teams. The skills that these drills are designed to develop are readily transferable to game situations and should lead to better shooting, sweeping, and shot-calling.
Juniors can earn red, blue, bronze, silver, and gold patches through passing on-ice skill assessments and written examinations. PDF copies of the drill and evaluation manuals are available to member clubs free of charge. The full patch series can be purchased from USA Curling for $3 per curler.
Please contact USA Curling at firstname.lastname@example.org to request manuals or purchase patches.