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House Call: Be a Better Lead

April 7, 2011

Being a good lead isn’t about making all your shots all of the time. There’s so much more to it.

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Around the House: Playoffs!

April 6, 2011

It’s playoff season for recreational curlers, and that means something different at every club. You might be in a closing bonspiel that involves the entire membership.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Beyond Little Rocks

April 5, 2011

I do not know about you, but when I started to work with Little Rockers, I had given no thought as to what level of excellence the kids I was involved would attain.

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Between the Sheets: Get Involved!

April 4, 2011

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” — Vincent van Gogh. I can’t believe it’s been over a year since the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. How time flies!

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House Call: Routine Repeat

March 31, 2011

She squats down in the hack and cleans her stone. She stands up and waits for her skip to take control of the house. Her skip shows the desired shot outcome and lays down the broom.

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Around the House: All in the family at the curling club

March 30, 2011

See the photo that accompanies this Around The House blog? It’s a partial shot of someone standing in the house, holding the broom. A typical curling scene.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Who is Your Customer?

March 29, 2011

When it comes to providing customer service, I always remember the following. Treat others in the same manner that I would like to be treated.

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Championship Season – How do they balance family, work and curling?

March 25, 2011

As I watch our Canadian women’s team in Denmark I can only imagine how difficult it would be to balance everything – family, work, curling and life in general.

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House Call: Late Season Equipment Check

March 24, 2011

Club Championships are upon us, the majority of the season has come and gone, it’s time to take a hard look at what we’ll take into next season. Here are some telltale signs it’s time to take advantage of end-of-season sales and replace worn out equipment.

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Around the House: Table talk

March 23, 2011

It’s another typical Wednesday night at my club. Our game is over and we head off the ice to change out of our curling gear and into “civvies”.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Drills and Fun Activities – Part 2

March 22, 2011

Last week we introduced and talked about the use of drill stations as a way to maintain programming interest through out the long curling season.

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Around the House: Watching the Big Kids Play, Part Two

March 17, 2011

As I write this, the 2011 Brier is taking place in London, and that means my TV is on in the background when I’m working at home. And it’s on at the office (okay, I confess) where I’m live-streaming the games while sitting at my desk.

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House Call: Be Fine With Line

March 17, 2011

If you are new to the third or skip position you know what a challenge it can be to call line. The person in control of the house is not meant to be a broom-holding statue. There’s so much more to it.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Drills and Fun Activities – Part 1

March 17, 2011

When we started talking about Little Rockers in the fall, we noted that the program was primarily developmental and most of all fun. In order to break up the routine of regular curling, we would introduce a day of drills and fun activities. By changing the routine from week to week, curling is kept fun and interesting.  Here are some of those ideas to share with you.

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Fit to Curl: Building up for the Brier

March 11, 2011

I’m putting this entry together as my team gets ready to depart for the Tim Hortons Brier. The days before the Brier are always exciting times — it’s such a great event and an incredible Canadian tradition.

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