Archive for May, 2011

Curling Strategy Tool on iPhone

May 27, 2011

I have often used a strategy board to discuss game situations with the athletes I coach. A strategy board is a really useful tool and I make sure I have one at each practice and every game. But one frustration that I have is being able to document situations during a game and be able […]

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It’s the end of May – now what?

May 25, 2011

It’s the last week of May. You put your brush and your curling shoes away six weeks ago after the end of another season. Six weeks of, hopefully, rest and recuperation away from the curling rink. But it’s important to stay active over the summer months to stay in shape. Last week I stumbled over […]

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Level 2 technical courses scheduled

May 23, 2011

The Ontario Curling Association has published the upcoming series of technical courses that will be offered this fall. This coming October 2011, two Level 2 (now “Competition Coach”) curling technical courses will be offered within reasonable distance from Elmira: October 1-2 at the K-W Granite Club in Waterloo; and October 15-16 at The Club at […]

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Curling shoes: choosing a slider

May 22, 2011

A curler has two primary pieces of equipment: a brush, and a pair of curling shoes. In golf, multi-million advertising dollars are spent each year by golf shoe manufacturers such as Footjoy (recently sold to interests in South Korea) to convince golfers that one golf shoe matters over another. I would argue that in curling, […]

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Throwing Stones on iPhone

May 18, 2011

Over the summer I’ll be making some infrastructure changes to the Throwing Stones website to improve its look and usability. Some minor changes I’ve already implemented; for example, there’s now a section in the right sidebar labelled “For beginners” that highlights previously-posted articles on clothing, shoes, jackets, and so on. I’ve also highlighted our Open […]

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Guelph hosts 2011 OCA Coaching seminar

May 15, 2011

The Ontario Curling Association will host their 2011 Coaching Seminar at the Guelph Curling Club on Saturday, August 20th. The 2011 Coaching Seminar is being held in conjunction with the OCA’s 3-day High Performance Team Camp, which will provide coach attendees a unique opportunity to observe top-ranked teams and their coaches in various situations. Planned […]

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OCA Zone 12 events now scheduled

May 14, 2011

The Ontario Curling Association has published the complete 2011-2012 schedule of events for clubs in Zone 12, which includes the Elmira and District Curling Club. Of interest to Elmira juniors is that the 2012 Bantam boys and Bantam girls zones, regionals, and provincial competitions will all take place at local curling clubs: Bantam boys and […]

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Nutrition for parents – and their kids

May 9, 2011

One of the advantages of being a member of the Coaches Association of Canada is that I receive all sorts of tips and links to articles that pertain to a wide variety of topics in coaching, not (simply) those related to the sport of curling. This past week one of those articles came to my […]

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Elmira Junior Bonspiel set for February 11, 2012

May 5, 2011

At the meeting of the Board of the Elmira and District Curling Club held yesterday evening, it was confirmed that the date for the Elmira Junior Bonspiel in 2012 will be February 11, 2012. Mark your calendars! Tweet

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April club newsletter highlights Junior program

May 2, 2011

The latest (April 2011) edition of the Elmira and District Curling Club newsletter, edited by Pat Johnson, highlights the many accomplishments of the Little Rocks and bantam curlers in our Junior curling program. Tweet

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