- INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS – 15 minutes
- GROUP INSTRUCTION FOR USING A DELIVERY STICK –15 minutes
- INDIVIDUAL COACHING & ASSISTANCE –45 minutes
- COFFEE BREAK ( Start reading rules when attendees find a seat)
- RULES FOR 2-PERSON STICK CURLING – 15 minutes
- TEAMS FOR 6 ENDS OF 2-PERSON STICK CURLING – 60 minutes
INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS – 15 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.
Safety – Discuss head gear, double grippers, replace grippers every years
Review experience of attendees
Intended for experienced curlers who want to learn how to us a stick. Clinic will take approximately 2.5 hours.
GROUP INSTRUCTION –15 minutes
Before starting – review different styles of delivery sticks and pros & cons.
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 –45 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.
Instructors demonstrate various delivery styles and delivery sticks.
Break into smaller groups – ideally 2 or 3 curlers per instructor at each end of 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.
RULES FOR 2-PERSON STICK CURLING – 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.
Explain alternative to using hacks for starting delivery.
Distribute personal copies of the rules for all participants.
ON ICE – TEAMS FOR 6 ENDS OF 2-PERSON STICK CURLING – 60 minutes
Provide on ice assistance with rules and deliveries as needed.
Have fun and learn the game.
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