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ADAPTING THRIVING 2021

  March 20/21, 2021! The Ontario Curling Council is hosting a coaches conference in partnership with CurlSask, CurlBC and CurlManitoba!  Registration is FREE!  For more information click HERE.  

Ontario Curling Council announces “Return to Training” Next Gen 2020-2021 Teams

The Ontario Curling Council is pleased to announce the teams/athletes it will support through its “Return to Training” Next Gen Program for 2020-2021. The Next Gen Program for 2020-2021 was…

Return to Play – Youth Programs

[Please note this information comes from an OCC Webinar recently held on this topic.  Click HERE to access the recording of that webinar] Starting up curling programs during the worst…

The Inside Sheet with DJ Brooks

Have you seen “The Inside Sheet” with DJ Brooks yet?  This is our video show with some of Ontario’s top curlers having a chat with our host, DJ Brooks!  It’s…

Mentors Express by Coaches Association of Ontario

  Coach competency is an integral aspect of Ontario’s community sport programs. Coaches have the unique capacity to inspire, drive and influence athletes, impacting their pathways to excellence and overall…

Curling Canada Releases Return to Play Guidelines

Curling Canada in consultation with our members,  CurlON and Northern Ontario Curling Association have released curling’s Return to Play Guidelines. Member Clubs are encouraged to connect with their respective Member…

Selected Technical Articles

Risk/Reward

OK, OK, OK! I’ll weigh in on the two most recent examples of one of the hallmarks of shot selection, risk versus reward, but before I do, please understand that…

Blocked, Distributed and Random Practice as it Relates to Skill Acquisition in Curling

An age-old question in sport is what practice structure yields the best results in relation to effective skill acquisition. This article will define three different practice structures that are referred…

The Team Bible

How’s that journal coming along? What, you didn’t! Heh, what part of “start” don’t you understand? Allow me to provide a little more “inspiration” as my daughter Susan would say….

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