Coaching Kids Curling

Dream Practice Draft 2022: The Results!

May 01, 2022 Season 1 Episode 84
Coaching Kids Curling
Dream Practice Draft 2022: The Results!
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Show Notes

Last February, we held our first-ever dream practice draft. In this episode, the draft participants return to the podcast to re-evaluate our picks and to find out who won the popular vote.

Some of the topics we discuss:
* Which "dream practice" (besides our own) would we have voted for? (3:47)
* Which draft picks were we jealous of? (8:47)
* Practice ideas that we used at our own practices (14:51)
* The ideas we left "on the table" (21:40)
* How our "Honourable Mention" winner got their "celebrity guest" to vote for them (29:41)
* The first-ever winner of the 2022 "Dream Practice Draft" (34:02)
* What new idea will you bring to your practices next season? (37:59)


Warmup: “Warmup Bingo”
Song: “Hooked On A Feeling” by Blue Swede
Delivery Drill: “Yummy/Yucky” AKA “Have You Ever?” – Line kids up at sideboard. If they respond positively to a statement (e.g., “Do you like pizza?”) they slide across to other sideline. Otherwise, they stay still. They end up sliding back and forth.
Sweeping Drill: Progressive Hog Line Drill
Game: The “Howard Game” – No takeouts
Snack: Hot Dogs and Fruit Kebabs
Celebrity Guest: Marc Kennedy @Leftykenbear

Warmup: @justdancegame
Song: “Blinding Lights” by @theweeknd
Delivery Drill: Spin-A-Rama
Sweeping Drill: Cornbrooms! Kids will realize how easier it is to sweep with current brooms ;-)
Game: “12-Foot” – Rocks only count in the 12-foot circle
Snack: Donuts! (a) Boston Cream w/ Icing Handle & (b) Vanilla Glazed with a “House" (@TimHortons)
Celebrity Guest: @jeffstoughton

Draft Participant contact info:

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

Tenielle Bachek, Okotoks CC (AB)
Twitter: @BachekTenielle

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

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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