Coaching Kids Curling

Dream Practice Draft (Part 1 of 2)

March 20, 2022 Glenn Gabriel Season 1 Episode 77
Coaching Kids Curling
Dream Practice Draft (Part 1 of 2)
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Show Notes

In late February 2022, five youth curling coaches from across Canada gathered on Zoom for a one-of-a-kind competition. Their mission: To each create their best youth curling practice. The catch? They were creating their "dream practices" using the format of a fantasy sports draft!

In Part 1 of this two-part series, we lay down the ground rules, introduce ourselves to the listeners, and make our first four draft picks. Let the competition begin!

Some of the topics we discuss:
* Draft Format (2:28) & Ground Rules (3:38)
* Draft Participants Introduce Themselves  and Their Favourite Sports Teams (4:52)
* WARMUP EXERCISE & SONG category (8:18)
* DELIVERY DRILL category (13:32)
* SWEEPING DRILL category (27:02)
* GAME VARIATION category (35:34)

Links to the resources mentioned in this episode:


Draft Participants (in draft order):

Patrick Brown, Uxbridge CC (ON)
Twitter: @garnetcanoe

Tenielle Bachek, Okotoks CC (AB)

Michelle Hunt, Royal City CC (New Westminster, BC)
Twitter: @littlekidscurl

Glenn Gabriel (Pickering, ON), East York CC (Toronto, ON)
Twitter: @kidscurling

Mike Gregotski, High Park Club (Toronto, ON)
Twitter: @mgregotski

NOTE: Full show notes (including links to drills/activities/exercises) will appear in Part 2 of this series. Link/URL to those show notes will appear here soon.

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Glenn Gabriel is an NCCP-certified curling coach who lives in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. He has been the coordinator of the Little Rocks (U12) program at East York Curling Club in Toronto since 2011. If you have a question or feedback on the podcast, send us an e-mail at

The intro and outro music is "Golden Sunrise (Instrumental Version)"

By Josh Woodward

Licensed under CC BY 3.0

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