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New OCC Webinar Announced with Guest Speaker Earle Morris

You won't want to miss this one!  Earle Morris will present on December 13, 2017 from 7 to 8:30 EST - the topic:  "Are you Coachable?" This webinar will be suitable for both athletes and coaches. As one of Canada's most successful curling coaches, Earle Morris shares the secrets to "coachability" and explains why, before a competitive curler can start on the road to winning, they first need to understand the benefits of having a coachable mentality.   Are you “coachable”? Many think so, but some...

Registration Now OPEN for the U17 Boys and Girls – Ontario Winter Games Qualifiers

Registration is now open for the U17 Boys and Girls - Ontario Winter Games Qualifiers.   Entry Deadline will be December 4, 2017 at 12:00 am. We wish to thank all the clubs who have offered to host this event. Reminders for this event:  Athletes must be 17 or under as of June 30, 2018 (born on or after July 1, 2000).    All members of the team must be a member of either an CurlON or NOCA club - but do NOT...

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 Graham for their demonstrations of closed technique. Most importantly, we would like to thank Fraser Reid, former Canadian university champion and now a coach at Wilfrid Laurier University - and one of the best brushers in the game - for his demonstrations of brushing in the open stance. Introduction...

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...

Registration now open for new Fatigue Management Webinar

Join us on October 18, 2017 7-8:00 pm EST for a webinar on Fatigue Management.   Learn how the pros manage themselves or their athletes during competition so they can play at their best!  The presentation addresses how you and your team make the most of the time, energy and resources available to you between competitions and between event games to ensure you are ready to perform at your best.  This includes elements of rehab, rejuvenate, repair, refuel, rehydrate, rest and reheat. About...

OCC Welcomes New Education Manager – South

The Ontario Curling Council board and staff welcome Perry Marshall as our new Education Manager - South.  "We are excited to have Perry Marshall join the OCC team, I know he'll be as impactful for the OCC as he has been with so many other clubs and aspects of the game," Jennifer Ferris, Manager - Programs and Operations. Perry will be coordinating all things "Education" for the OCA district including Coach Training, Ice Technician Training, Professional Development.  As well, Perry will take...