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House Call: Avoid the Seasonal Curling Zombie Virus

We all love the time of year when the Scotties and the Brier dominate our TV watching schedules for weeks on end. The players are great sweepers and throwers, the shot-making is superb, and the strategy is rich with complexity.

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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: The Line’s Divine

If you’re relatively new to curling, you likely play front end on a team and never consider line call. And then, against all odds, it happens. Skipper calls in sick and your second’s out of town. You call in a spare but they have to play lead. Your third moves up to skip and suddenly… Holy Cow… you’re playing third!

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House Call: Third, Third, Third… Third is the Word!

The third is the heart of every team. The go-between the skip and the front end. A jack of all trades; the third needs to throw hits and draws with ease, understand the ice

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House Call: Introducing the Toonie Tweak!

This season at the Calgary Winter Club I decided to introduce a new program for beginner and intermediate curlers called The Toonie Tweak. I want to share what I did because it is successful and can easily be replicated at other clubs.

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Hey Coach: Strategy and Tactics – Let’s Talk.

We have taken the opportunity to talk briefly about strategy in this blog and before we go any further we need to differentiate between the concept of strategy and tactics.

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House Call: A Word about Strategy

We’re coming up on my favourite/least favourite time of year. It’s almost time for The Season of Champions… you know, when the Scotties, the Brier, The Canadian Juniors, etc. flood your TV screens

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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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