CYCA Sunday League Information
Our target group is youth curlers, male or female, who are between the ages of 11 and 20 who have participated in a Calgary and area curling club’s junior program for two or more years. With the age of Juniors set nationally at 20 and under as of January 1st of the current calendar year, registrations are accepted within this entire age category. Participants for this league tend to range from elementary, junior high and high school age. The participants have progressed through learning all the skills necessary to be able to play games. Now is the time to join with teammates and play some games. Take the next step! The CYCA Sunday League offers a structured schedule of games between teams with varied experience. Teams in the League can be made up of a combination of either gender or all of one gender. However, players who will be entering the competitive playdowns and are 14 years or older would need to be on a gender specific team to enter and compete in Southern Alberta playdowns.
FEES Sunday league fees for the 2017-2018 season are as follows: Entry Fee is $500 per team or $125 per person based on a 4 person team for the full season (Round 1, 2 & 3). If you choose to play with a five person team, the fifth person is also expected to pay $125. Round 2 & 3 fees: $420/team | Round 3 fees: $340/team
DIVISIONS The curling season, the CYCA Sunday League will be made up of two divisions grouped according to teams’ skill level (stronger teams in Division A and weaker teams in Division B), as opposed to divisions based on age.
FORMAT The League consists of 3 rounds with 5 games in each round. The points accumulated during a round only count for that round. At the end of each round, the top two teams from each pool within the divisions move up or down pending where they are in the standings. Therefore, the teams will play against four new teams each round. At the beginning of a new round, new teams may join if they missed the September registration or if they are a group of players looking to take the next step of structured games. The Final Wind Up day includes all teams with a “Skills Competition”, lunch and awards.
RULES FOR SUNDAY LEAGUE PLAY Canadian Curling Association Rules apply as set out in the Rules of Curling handbook.
Please refer to page 3 of the Rules of Curling for General Play. Each player, coach and family is to be aware of the Curlers Code of Ethics; the Coaching Code of Ethics; and the Fair Play section. No bullying applies!
Each team is required to have a coach. It is recommended that new coaches work towards completing the Club Coach and eventually work your way up to Competitive Coach – both offered by the Southern Alberta Curling Association ( www.saca.ca ). Your home club may provide subsidized funding to take this course.
Specific Coaching courses are mandatory for different levels of play. Please inquire on your own.
- Each coach should only coach one team. The one coach to one team ratio allows for optimal individual attention and team development.
- Coin Toss: prior to play, will determine the team with the choice of last rock advantage stone color.
- Spares: if you require a spare, the player brought in, must only play in second or lead position.
- Game play: Games consist of 8 ends and must be completed within 2 hours 15 minutes.
- 4th End Break: a 5 minute break, as outlined on page 35 (5) of the Rules of Curling.
- Time-outs: Two 60 second timeouts are available to each team during each game. The Coaches should wait at the door and enter the playing area simultaneously, and the 60 seconds should begin. The rule book states timing to start from when the time out is called and includes travelling time by the coach to access the playing area. (As per page 37 (10) (a) of the Rules of Curling). For our grassroots play, the Coaches travelling time is not included. Time outs can only be called by the players in the ice area or the coach behind the glass by signalling with a ‘T’ sign. Please NO banging on the viewing glass at any time by anyone. A medical time-out: is not considered one of the two time-outs and both coaches may enter the playing area to assess the situation. NO coaching from behind the glass by anyone.
Teams that can complete 8 ends: If tied after 8 ends or at the end of the expired time: then the skip from each team, with sweepers, shall draw one rock ‘closest’ to the button to determine the winner. If neither rock lands/rests in the house/rings then the thirds will repeat the process and so on through the roster until a winner is determined. For medium speed teams: If the last rock of the 6th end has come to rest within 1 hour 40 minutes from the start time of the game, then 2 more ends may be played. If it is past 1 hour 40 minutes then only 1 more end shall be played. For slower – first year teams: If after 1 hour and 40 minutes from the start of the game, you have only completed 4 or less ends, you should just complete the end you’re on. Do you best to play a little faster each week . . . #7 is eventually, everyone’s goal.
A team can start with three players; having the first two players throw 3 rocks each. If a player of a team with just three players finds that one of the three players needs to leave due to illness, accident or other extenuating circumstances, then the game will be forfeited by this team regardless of the score.
Cancelling of a game: should be done with as much prior notice as possible to the opposing team and also to the Sunday League Coordinator at the CYCA Contact Us page. The cancelling team may have to take a loss.
Officials: There are no Officials on site so coaches will need to use their best judgement and keep the best interests of the participants and spectators in mind. Good sportsmanship applies! No Bullying by anyone at any time. Respect for the game and for each other is encouraged and expected.
- To register your team, click here http://www.cyca.ca/development-camp-sunday-league-combo-registration/
Have Fun and Good Curling!!