Warm-ups for young curlers

Posted by on November 21, 2012 at 4:41 pm

On November 6 2012 the Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) published an article entitled “Get the Warm up Low-down for Kids” that highlights the importance of warm-up activities even for younger children. The need for a warmup is particularly true with curling as youngsters typically lose a substantial amount of body heat while on the […]

Marc Bernard earns Competition Coach certification

Posted by on April 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Congratulations to Elmira coach Marc Bernard for earning his Competition Coach (formerly Level 2) certification from the Ontario Curling Association. Marc successfully completed his on-ice evaluation in late March with Laurier Golden Hawks coach and High Performance Centre Director Gary Crossley as his evaluator. Congratulations Marc! Tweet

Thoughts on the pre-game practice

Posted by on November 8, 2011 at 9:53 pm

In contrast to typical bonspiels or club play, each team involved in an Ontario Curling Association event, such as bantam zone playdowns, is entitled to a brief pre-game practice before each game. The practice is indeed brief. The 2011-2012 OCA Rules Supplement, page 11, in the section entitled “Pre-game Practice”, states: All competitions shall allow […]

The Power of Positive Coaching

Posted by on October 27, 2011 at 8:23 am

This past week, while I was in Japan, my friend Lucia Dow sent me a link to a New York Times article written by Daniel Bornstein that appeared in the October 20, 2011 online edition of the Times. The article, entitled The Power of Positive Coaching is a great read, and asks some really great […]