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Ontario Curling Council seeks Independent Councillor for a 3-Year Term

The Ontario Curling Council (OCC) is the Provincial Sport Organization for amateur curling in Ontario.  The OCC works collaboratively with its members CurlON and the Northern Ontario Curling Association to…

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…

Selected Technical Articles

Brushing footwork in the open stance

This article is joint work, and part of a continuing research project, with Dr. John Newhook, Professor of Engineering at Dalhousie University. We are grateful to Alison Poluck and Monica…

Curling Coach application for Android devices

Back in December 2011 I posted an article that briefly described three iPhone applications for curling, including Jeff Rogers’ Curling Strategy Tool which is an application I use regularly. To…

5-Rock Rule Webinar with Pat Simmons

So – the 5 Rock Rule is now in play and you still have questions… Not sure how to defend a lead? Not sure how to use the rule to…

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