Mental Preparation

Sweeping “Off-Ice”; How to make and use your own dryland sweeping pad

So you’re doing all the right things and have invested some time, energy and resources into training for this upcoming season. You’ve been running, doing some yoga or stretching, lifting weights and focusing on interval training. Congrats! But, have you considered making your physical training even more curling specific? Apart from washing your own floors or painting your driveway, have you done much in the way of sweeping? …“But Steph, I don’t have access to ice in the winter” …”I don’t know what to use...

GUIDE TO SELF-WORTH 

"I feel that becoming a more self-confident person with a goal of higher self-worth is something we all desire to achieve. Telling you exactly how to do it though, is not easy. There isn’t just one answer." Thoughts: I’m only 20, and already in my teenage and young adult life, social media use for my generation has skyrocketed. I must admit, for an introvert like myself, having a social media page allows me to feel connected...

GUIDE TO SELF-WORTH 

"I feel that becoming a more self-confident person with a goal of higher self-worth is something we all desire to achieve. Telling you exactly how to do it though, is not easy. There isn’t just one answer." Thoughts: I’m only 20, and already in my teenage and young adult life, social media use for my generation has skyrocketed. I must admit, for an introvert like myself, having a social media page allows me to feel connected...

“Fitness Advice for both Competitive & League Curlers”

This is a 4 part series where I will discuss topics including warm up, cool downs, practice efficiency and maintaining strength during a busy competitive season. You can find the series on TSL Curling as well.   Part 1: Warm-Up Essentials for Every Curler The following are some tips to help get everyone of all ages and abilities ready for a practice or a game A proper DYNAMIC WARM-UP can: Increase the blood flow throughout your body to deliver oxygen and fuel to your working...