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Upcoming OCC Webinars for Coach and Athlete Development

The Ontario Curling Council will continue its popular Coach Professional Development Webinar Series this season – and we have a number of great sessions scheduled.  Each webinar is $19.99 +…

OCC New Board of Directors, New Strategic Plan, and Annual Report Released

New Season, New Council (Board of Directors) With the completion of the CurlON AGM over the weekend, the Ontario Curling Council  is able to announce the Council (Board of Directors)…

Safe Sport Program for Clubs Webinars

The Ontario Curling Council, in partnership with its members – CurlON and Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA) will be offering webinars on the topic of “Safe Sport for Clubs.” Registered…

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…

2019-2020 Next Gen Program Teams Announced

The Ontario Curling Council is pleased to announce the following teams have been selected to the Ontario Curling Council’s 2019-2020 Next Gen Program. Tier 1 Teams will be supported through…

Using lasers in curling

This article is joint work with John Newhook of Dalhousie University. In curling, a point, or “dot”, laser is (nearly) essential to the setup of several drills, most commonly the…

Selected Technical Articles

This Will Surprise You!

Those who know me, also know I’m not a great fan of statistics (don’t even get me started) but there is a statistic that always surprises people, curling people, when I…

The Paint Can & the Screw Driver

In our consumer society, we seem to have a tool for most everything! Tools are very specialized. I’m a wood turner, just an amateur, but I love working on my…

Mental preparation: It’s not just in your head

No one area of preparation for play is receiving as much attention as mental preparation. In monitoring the play of elite teams one thing is blatantly evident. Technical skills alone…

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