Drills

Perhaps one of the most frequently-sought articles about the sport of curling, Bill Tschirhart’s Drills to Die For describes 18 different individual and team drills that you can utilize in coaching your athletes. The drills include: Circle Drill, Line Dancing, Crazy 8’s, Keep Away, Las Vegas, Horse, Hide and Seek, Pop Goes the Weasel, Picket Fences, Hot Shots, The Great Shoot-out, Scotch Twosomes, Radar O’Reilly, Climb the Ladder, Progressive Hogline, The Cash Bonspiel, Bocce Curling, and Pickup Sticks. Drills to Die For is essay #37 in Bill’s A Pane in the Glass series.

Pampered Ice

No you would not! You might “think” you’d like to play on “championship ice” but as a recreational curler, even though you could strike it from your “bucket list”, I…

Dryland training for brushing footwork

In the Curling Canada High Performance Program coaching manual, under “Technical Development: Sweeping”, you will find the following quote attributed to Darryl Horne: Without doubt sweeping is the most under-coached,…

Bio-mechanics, strength and conditioning in Wheelchair Curling: Part 1

Wheelchair curling made its Paralympic debut at the 2006 Winter Paralympic Games. As of February 2015, there were athletes in 21 countries around the world actively competing in wheelchair curling….