Savill Curling Academy
Growing up in Ottawa I have a special attachment to developing the sport of curling and improving the skill of Ottawa area youth curlers.  My goal is to transfer my 20+ years of experience to the youth and future stars of tomorrow while keeping the game fun.  Fun is an important element even when you are playing on the world stage! Coaching in curling, especially at that the junior level is still finding its way.  There are plenty of week-long clinics for juniors but nothing spread out over the season like this.  The Savill Curling Academy for Youth is organized into four unique clinics spread throughout the season, each concentrating on different parts of the game.  With the four separate clinics, curlers can concentrate/practice on the skills they learned at the previous clinic before being introduced to new skills and concepts.  This method will fast track a player’s development.  The clinics are set up so that you can attend all four or just your favorites.  If you are looking for the most impact to your game then I suggest signing up for all four as the skills learned will build from one clinic to the next.   
This Youth Academy is geared towards 13-21 yr olds that have at least 3 years of curling experience.  All skill levels are welcome with each lesson being tailored to the curler’s individual skill level.  This means everyone from the weekly fun curler to the touring vets will come away better and more prepared from these clinics.  You can also sign up as a team and learn the skills as a group. If you sign up for all four clinic you get a limited edition Savill Curling Academy sports bag free of charge.

Joining me will be a number of coaches and current World Curling Tour players that I have hand-picked.  Included in them will be my long-time coach and dad, Brian Savill.  He spent countless hours with me on the ice honing my skills and making me into a four time World Champion.  My dad is also a certified level 4 coach that regularly runs coaching courses for aspiring curling coaches. 

Please take a look at the clinics below and registration page at the bottom. 

I look forward to seeing you on the ice!

- Craig Savill

Clinic Details

 Sign up for all four clinics at once, $320.00 and get a personalized Savill Curling Academy Sports bag ($45 value).
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Clinic 1 - Back to Basics
When:  October 15, 2016, 9am-1pm
Where: Rideau Curling Club
Who:    Max 40 curlers aged 13-21 yrs old.  Min 3 yrs experience.  All skill levels welcome
What:    Go over the fundamentals of curling – Balance, Timing, Line of Delivery, Grip/Release.
            Everyone needs a tune up at the start of the year and this is the clinic to do just that. 
            Take away drills that can be done with a coach or on your own
            **lunch/snack included
            **Binder with drills and concepts included for future reference
Cost:    $80.00 taxes included.

Clinic 2 - Beyond the Fundaments
When:  November 5, 2016, 9am-1pm
Where: Rideau Curling Club
Who:    Max 40 curlers aged 13-21 yrs old.  Min 3 yrs experience.  All skill levels welcome
What:    Build on the basics and fundaments of curling.  Focus on Balance, Timing and Release.
            How to throw it hard with accuracy – Run backs, Peels and doubles.
            Strategy – how to utilize the free guard zone (defensive and offensive).
            Take away drills that can be done with a coach or on your own.
            **lunch/snack included
            **Binder with drills and concepts included for future reference
Cost:    $80.00 taxes included.

Clinic 3 - Making the Most out of a Shot
When:  December 3, 2016, 9am-1pm
Where: Rideau Curling Club
Who:    Max 40 curlers aged 13-21 yrs old.  Min 3 yrs experience.  All skill levels welcome
What:    This clinic is all about getting the best result from what the thrower gives you.  Sweeping/Communication.
            Reading Ice and Player’s Release.
            This clinic is great for individuals and teams.     
            Take away drills that can be done with a coach or on your own.
            **lunch/snack included
            **Binder with drills and concepts included for future reference
Cost:    $80.00 taxes included.

Clinic 4 - Strategy
When:  January 7, 2017, 9am-1pm
Where: Rideau Curling Club
Who:    Max 40 curlers aged 13-21 yrs old.  Min 3 yrs experience.  All skill levels welcome
What:    All about strategy that will be tailored to the junior curler.
            Plenty of Q&A and situation talk.
            Summer training ideas. 
            Mental side of curling – how to stay sharp when things go south.
            “Hot Shots” competition with prizes – let’s see who can make the Brier/Scotties shots!
            **lunch/snack included
            **Binder with drills and concepts included for future reference
Cost:    $80.00 taxes included.
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