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House Call: Six Ways to Be a Better Sweeper

I have been asked many times if sweeping actually makes a difference or if it’s just a giant conspiracy to keep the players who aren’t throwing or skipping busy. The truth is this – sweeping can make a huge difference if it is done with proper technique. Unfortunately sweeping is often dismissed as something not worth practicing and some players do not develop the skills needed to be truly effective.

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House Call: Five Ways to Combat Slow Play

Slow play affects players at all levels. There are even teams at the Brier and Scotties who push limits and take their sweet, sweet time when playing. Slow Play is best avoided as it makes the game drag on and on and sucks the fun right out of the sport.

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House Call: Practice with Purpose

Have you ever wondered about the guy at your curling club (there’s usually at least one at every club) who practices more than any other recreational player you know but still isn’t very good?

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House Call: Practice Etiquette

All curlers should do their best to get out and practice as often as possible. I understand it can be difficult to find the time but if you can squeeze it in the effects over can be invaluable.

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Hey Coach: The beginnings of Strategy… get ready!

Welcome to another addition of Hey Coach! I have had some great email conversations with interested readers on a number of topics and the number one topic that keeps coming up is strategy.

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Hey Coach: Let’s talk about Practise!

“We’re not talking about the game. We’re talking about practice.” A famous quote by one Allen Iverson, but it is truly applicable to our sport.

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