Coaching Kids Curling

Lessons From "Ted Lasso" With Kim Tuck & Sean Stevinson

April 17, 2022 Season 1 Episode 82
Coaching Kids Curling
Lessons From "Ted Lasso" With Kim Tuck & Sean Stevinson
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Show Notes

In August of 2020, Apple TV+ released the first season of Ted Lasso, the story of an American football coach who is hired to manage a soccer team in the English Premier League. After two seasons and 22 episodes, the show is a runaway hit, winning 7 Primetime Emmy awards in 2021, including “Outstanding Comedy Series.” In this episode, I speak with Sean Stevinson of Lafayette, Colorado, and Kim Tuck of Strathroy, Ontario. The three of us have a conversation about the lessons we can take from “Ted Lasso” and use in our youth programs.

NOTE: This conversation was recorded in late January 2022.

Some of the topics we discuss:
* Introductions for Sean (1:50) & Kim (2:04)
* Show summary (2:40)
* First lessons: Kim (3:54), Sean (5:34) & Glenn (6:58)
* Kim's 2nd lesson - Getting joy back into the game (9:05)
* Sean's 2nd lesson - Importance of trust (13:30)
* Kim's favourite character (17:55)
* Glenn's 2nd lesson - Take your athletes' concerns seriously! (19:55)
* Sean's favourite characters (22:53)
* Kim's other favourite character (24:34)
* Glenn's favourite characters (26:10)
* Curling update from Sean (28:48)
* Curling update from Kim (30:04)
* What else is everyone watching? (30:41)

Links to the resources mentioned in this episode:

"Ted Lasso" Wikipedia page

Rock Creek Curling (Lafayette, CO) Web site

Sean's E-mail Address:

Kim's TW: @HoglineSally

Team Tuck FB Page: @teamtuckmixeddbls

Follow our podcast on Twitter: @kidscurling

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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