line of delivery

The Gauntlet Drill

A long-standing line of delivery (LOD) drill used in curling is one where the athlete delivers a stone by sliding between a series of markers (cones, cups, or stones) to practice line of delivery. We term this drill the “gauntlet drill”. When coupled with a point laser and video recording, the gauntlet drill is an excellent way to practice an athlete’s line of delivery and its use permits root-cause analysis of line of delivery faults that can materialize as competitive

Setup – the importance of the slide foot position

In curling, as in golf, the hallmark of an accomplished and successful player is consistency: simply the ability to execute repeatedly the act of throwing a curling stone correctly, that is on the line of delivery, with the correct weight, and with the correct and appropriate rotation applied to the stone. While there are a number of factors that combine to create a successful curling shot – after all, every shot is a TEAM shot – the characteristic skill of