GROUP INSTRUCTION FOR USING A DELIVERY STICK –10 minutes
INDIVIDUAL COACHING & ASSISTANCE – 25 minutes
RULES FOR 2-PERSON STICK CURLING – 15 minutes
INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS (Off Ice)– 10 minutes
Welcome to all new stick curlers as well as veterans.
Purpose of clinic
to teach basics of using a delivery stick
to teach the rules for 2-person stick curling
Introduce self & other instructors. We are all self-taught.
Review experience of attendees
Intended for anyone who wants to learn how to use a stick.
Safety – Discuss head gear, double grippers, replace grippers every years
Equipment – Review different models and styles of delivery sticks and pros & cons.
Review outline of Clinic – will take approximately 1 hour.
GROUP INSTRUCTION (On Ice) –10 minutes
Demonstrate how stick attaches to rock and how to apply proper rotation.
Emphasize the 4 variables in delivering a curling rock
Line of delivery
Pace or speed of rock
Point of release
Discuss all points on handout material – “How to Use a Delivery Stick”
Remember balance and proper footwear is critical for an effective delivery.
ON ICE DEMONSTRATION AND INDIVIDUAL COACHING -25 minutes
Clean the bottom of rock and ice area in front of hacks.
Be ready to receive instructions from skip with your rock in position in front of hack.
Break into smaller groups – Max of 6 curlers per instructor on each sheet.
Safety: Try to use only one end of the ice unless you have a large number of attendees. If you need to use both ends, please ensure the instructor is catching each rock and returning rock to the same end.
Experiment with different sticks and different delivery styles.
Adjust the length of stick as needed – but longer is generally better.
RULES FOR 2-PERSON STICK CURLING (Off Ice)- 15 minutes
We follow basic curling rules but with several exceptions.
Read and explain all of the exceptions for 2-person stick curling.
Emphasize 1 hour time frame for 6 end games.
Emphasize common violations regarding the hog line.
Discuss curling ettiquete.
Explain alternative to using hacks for starting delivery.
Distribute personal copies of the rules for all participants.