D Pool registration deadline drawing near

July 25, 2018, 11:07 a.m. (ET)

2018-2019 Junior Developmental Pool Registration Deadline approaching

USA Curling announces that registration is now open for the HPP Developmental Pool for individual junior curlers ages 16-18.  The purpose of the Developmental Pool (D-Pool) is to enhance the development of junior curling in the country by providing athletes with education and coaching resources on a year-round basis.  This includes strength and conditioning training, mental skills training, sports nutrition, and injury prevention, along with a spring technical camp to assess progress.  Sports science education and strength and conditioning coaching will be administered on-line.

D-Pool participants will be asked to perform a weekly strength and conditioning routine designed for their level of fitness, complete various mental skills and nutritional exercises monthly, and attend a weekend camp during the first part of April 2019 in the Twin Cities.  There is no fee for the camp, but the cost of travel and accommodations will be at the expense of the D-Pool athlete.

Cost for participation in the D-Pool, for the 2018-2019 season (August 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019), is $140 per athlete. 

The D-Pool is open to any junior curler who has entered a USCA playdown in the past season (either U18 or U21), who was born on or before June 30, 2002, and on or after June 30, 2000, and is a citizen of the United States.

Registration deadline for the 2018-2019 season is July 27, 2018.  Interested athletes should register on USA Curling’s registration site.

HPP D-Pool Strength and conditioning Program

USA Curling’s Junior HPP Developmental Program strength and conditioning training is now available to those juniors who participated in and have aged out of the D-Pool but wish to continue the training regime. Registrants will have the same access to the on-line training platform and the junior HPP strength coach as in the D-Pool.

Registrants must have participated in the past D-Pool session and be eligible to play in the Junior National Championships for the 2018-2019 season. This session runs from August 1, 2018, through March 31, 2019.

Cost for this session is $85. Registration deadline is July 27, 2018.

Questions may be directed to USCA Junior HPP Director Dave Jensen at dave.jensen@usacurl.org.