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Hey Coach: La Releve? La What?

September 10, 2010

Future generations of Olympians and World Champions is what the Canadian Curling Association’s La Releve program is all about.   “La What” you say?  La Releve.

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Business of Curling: We’re out of the gate! Some things to think about.

September 9, 2010

With the excitement of the Vancouver Olympics still in our rear view mirrors and many new Canadian curlers anxious to get on the ice and give it a whirl, as Board members, managers and ice staff, we must ensure that we have our 'superior customer service' hats on nice and tight.

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House Call: A Beginners Guide to Finding Your First End

September 9, 2010

For years people have seen curling as an intimidating and cliquey sport. It is a cult of sorts, where players worship ice and stones, everyone knows each other, and outsiders are left to catch only glimpses with their noses pressed up against the warm side of the glass.

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The Last End: Perspective on the Cost of Curling

September 9, 2010

There is no doubt that the 2010 Olympic Winter Games was the most successful event ever for the sport of curling in all of North America.

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Women in Coaching: An Apprenticeship Program

September 9, 2010

Call it culture, call it history, call it anything you wish, but it is of no surprise that women have had a harder time finding coaching and leadership positions in sport.

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Inside the NTP (National Team Program)

September 8, 2010

Sometimes I have to pinch myself to believe that my job is real. Everyday I get to rub shoulders with some of the most amazing women in Canadian sport who are doing absolutely exceptional things – the elite performers in women’s curling.

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Male Athlete of the Week: Marc Kennedy

September 8, 2010

This week’s Male Athlete of the Week is Olympic Gold Medallist, Marc Kennedy of Edmonton, Alberta.

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Around the House: The season is coming! The season is coming!

September 8, 2010

Depending on where you curl and how your club is set up, it’s likely that autumn signals (a) the start of the school year and (b) the beginning of your curling season.

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Female Athlete of the Week: Brenda Nicholls

September 7, 2010

This week’s Female Athlete of the Week is Brenda Nicholls of Quebec City.

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Pebbles to Boulders: Let’s talk about the Little Rockers

September 7, 2010

Let us talk about the grassroots of curling. In fact we are going to talk about the shortest, the youngest and sweetest grassroots we can have in curling. That’s right, were going to talk about the Little Rockers.

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Between the Sheets: The Lessons of the Medal – Pursuing Your Dreams

September 6, 2010

Sport teaches so many lessons that can be used in everyday life – it’s understanding those lessons and applying them to your daily life that is the difficult part.

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Hey Coach: Lessons from our Olympians in Vancouver

September 6, 2010

Welcome to the first post in our new “Hey Coach” blog on Curling.ca!!! My name is Paul Webster, I am the CCA’s National Development Coach and am currently Level IV certified.

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The Olympic Experience: how fitness played a role in Vancouver.

August 16, 2010

The Vancouver Olympics was, of course, one of the very best experiences of my life. In this month’s blog entry, I’m going to share with you some of the fitness- related things that my team and I did throughout the month we spent in Vancouver.

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Between the Sheets: The Lessons of the Medal – Teamwork

August 9, 2010

When I look back at our team’s journey and what was accomplished I have to pinch myself – an Olympic silver medal!

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Fit to Curl: Maximizing Strength Training in the Off-Season

July 12, 2010

The summer months are my favourite time of year to train.  Not only can I vary my workouts to include a lot of outdoor activities — hello Vitamin D! — but I also don’t have to worry about cutting my weekly training short because I have to get on a plane and fly to a spiel.

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