Archive for September, 2011

Mitt samples available at Open House next week

September 27, 2011

Thanks to Mike Furey and his staff at Adventure Guide, we’ll have samples of children’s mitts suitable for curling on display at next week’s Open House at Elmira on October 5th and 6th, and again at the Junior Curling open houses on October 16th and 23rd. For curling, mitts are much preferable to gloves. More […]

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Sport Intelligence Research Centre offers coaching material on young children

September 21, 2011

Recently, in their September 2011 newsletter, the Sport Intelligence Research Centre published several worthwhile articles pertaining to the coaching of children. One of these, entitled “Coaching Kids Successfully: 100 Years of Motor Development Research” outlines the developmental differences between boys and girls as they advance from childhood into adolescence at differing rates and at different […]

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Delivery mechanics and take-out weight

September 18, 2011

One article that Bill Tschirhart left out of the book “A Pane in the Glass” is this one, entitled “The Physicist, the Exercise Physiologist, and the Coach“. In it, Bob Comartin of the CCA Performance Enhancement team discusses the physiology and technical mechanics of the delivery with Jerome Gazdewich, a Level 3 CCA-certified instructor from […]

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Rules and etiquette

September 15, 2011

The spirit of the “roaring game” includes good sportsmanship, honourable conduct, adherence to the rules, and common courtesy. Curling is one of the few games that are played predominately without officials, so integrity and honesty in following the rules of the game are expected by all teams. The Canadian Curling Association has adopted the following […]

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Book review: A Pane in the Glass

September 10, 2011

Bill Tschirhart has been involved in coaching the sport of curling for many years. I was first introduced to Bill in 1990 when he was coach of the University of Waterloo varsity curling teams, which was Bill’s first coaching position. Since then, Bill has held coaching positions provincially and nationally, coached at both national and […]

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Breathing and dynamic stretching

September 9, 2011

In his 2009 book entitled Fit to Curl [1], John Morris of Team Kevin Martin makes clear the link between on-ice curling performance and flexibility [1, pp. 41]: While some people seem to be almost naturally elastic, flexibility – and more specifically, the kind of flexibility that will aid a curler – can be greatly […]

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