More Great Webinar Topics Added for Coaches!

We’ve added three more webinars to our event calendar to help coaches gain valuable Professional Development Credits towards their NCCP Maintenance of Certification.

 1.  Team Drills with Sean Turriff – November 1, 2017 – 7:00-8:30 pm EST 

The topics to be covered are basic team practice planning and team drills.  The majority of the webinar will be a description of various team drills covering a variety of skills.  Sean will describe how these drills are run, what skills they are meant to develop and ways you can modify them to suit your team’s needs.

About the Speaker Sean Turriff: 

 Sean Turriff, is a Competition Development certified coach and author of Curling: Steps to Success published by Human Kinetics. This step-by-step guide for beginning and intermediate curlers covers throws, brushing, delivery, basic shots, and ice reading. The book includes 40 drills featuring a self-scoring component that allows curlers to chart progress and accelerate improvement in their skill development.

Sean is a coach of competitive teams and an integral member of the coaching staff at both Amethyst and Trillium Curling Camps.  In addition, Sean has been a member of the coaching team of the Humber Hawks.  The Humber curling team made history during the 2016-17 varsity season when it became the first program in the OCAA to win the triple crown.

2. Performance Results U18 vs. U21 with Ryan Lafraniere – November 15, 2017 at 7:00- 8:30 pm EST

Performance results – U18 vs. U21 – Using the LTAD for curling – Ryan will compare the expected results as predicted in the Learning to Train, Training to Train and Training to Compete stages to help coaches determine best approaches to achieve the optimum performance results for their athletes.

About the Speaker - Ryan Lafraniere:

Coach Ryan Lafraniere enters his 5th year at the helm of the Laurentian University Men’s and Women’s Curling Teams.

Lafraniere is a NCCP Level III Certified Coach, NCCP Multi-Sport Learning Facilitator, and Master Learning Facilitator/Evaluator for the Northern Ontario Curling Association.  Lafraniere additionally served as Director of the Ontario Curling Council and currently serves as one of their High Performance Program members, who also helps nominate athletes for Ontario carding status.

Lafraniere is the Director of the Amethyst Curling Camp in Sudbury, and is an instructor at the Alberta Rocks Curling Camp in Edmonton (Alberta Curling Federation) and the Trillium Curling Camp in Waterloo (Ontario Curling Association).  More recently, in his role as a coach evaluator, he has worked with Curling Québec to certify their provincial coaches.  He has instructed at a number of high performance curling clinics and coaching symposiums over the years, and has coached bantam, junior and high school curling teams. 

3.  Making the Uncomfortable – Comfortable!!   with Maurice Wilson – November 29, 2017 at 7:00-8:30 pm EST

MAKING THE UNCOMFORTABLE – COMFORTABLE!! :  running effective practices & advanced practice techniques by Maurice Wilson

This webinar will focus on making your practices effective for your athletes, addressing their needs & growing their learning zones.  We will also learn how to include all 4 Pillars of Performance in each practice & the role of effective process goals in the successful accomplishment of this task.  The discussion will also include the role of shot tracking & shooting percentages in the development of appropriate drills for your practices.  Questions & new ideas are welcome!

About the Speaker - Maurice Wilson

Maurice Wilson has coached for 30 years in various sports from fast-pitch softball at a national level, to basketball, soccer, track & field, cricket and ice hockey at a senior level.  He is an NCCP Competition Development certified coach & evaluator for Curling and has coached 16 teams to the provincials and 5 to nationals.

The teams he has coached have won titles at the Bantam provincials in 2001, Juniors in 2003, OUA’s in 2011, 2012, 2014 and CIS nationals in 2011 & 2012.  He was the recipient of the Asham Coaching Award in 2003 & 2004 for provincials accomplishments and CIS Coach of the Year in 2011 & 2012.  In 2012 the team he was coaching won gold at the Karuizawa International Curling championship in Japan.  Maurice is also very active in the curling community as a Provincial High Performance Coach since 2006 and a provincial Learning Facilitator and evaluator since 2005.  He is currently involved as a mentor coach for the OCC with 3 Sudbury area teams & loving it!!!

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