Coaching Kids Curling

A Collection Of Coaching Wisdom (AKA "The 100th Episode!")

August 07, 2023 Season 2 Episode 100
Coaching Kids Curling
A Collection Of Coaching Wisdom (AKA "The 100th Episode!")
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Show Notes

After 99 episodes, I decided to do something completely different for this 100th episode of my podcast. You're going to hear from more than 30 curling coaches, organizers and parents, all answering the same question: What advice do YOU have to make our youth curling programs better?

Podcast Contributors (in order of appearance):
(4:19) Abbie Darnley, Stroud CC Little Rocks (ON)
(5:07) Amélie Blais, Passion Curling
(5:46) Andrea Ronnebeck, Kenora CC (ON)
(6:30) Andy Jones, Calgary (AB)
(7:03) Bill Tschirhart, "A Pane In The Glass" Podcast
(8:45) Brandon Shintani, Mind-Design Sports
(9:20) Cheryl Rajala, Sudbury (ON)
(9:53) Christopher Summers, Royal City CC (BC)
(10:26) Delores McCallum (ON)
(11:14) Greg Wilson, Brantford G&CC (ON)
(11:40) Jonathan Penney, Cincinnati CC (Ohio, USA)
(14:34) Jennifer Ferris, Ontario Curling Council
(15:11) Helen Garside, Oakville CC (ON)
(15:31) Kevin Campbell, Dixie CC (ON)
(15:55) Marlene Kingsmith on behalf of Ray Kingsmith (AB)
(16:56) Mike Gregotski, High Park Club Little Rocks (ON)
(18:20) Michelle Hunt, Royal City CC Little Rocks (BC)
(18:39) Mike Peplinski, USA Curling
(19:03) Monica Walker, Broomstones CC (Mass., USA)
(20:14) Pearl Quan, Chinguacousy CC (ON)
(21:16) Raymond Ho, East York CC Juniors (ON)
(22:03) Scott Dakers, Curl Edinburgh (Scotland)
(22:28) Ryan Lafreniere, Laurentian University (ON)
(23:08) Sabena Islam, Cataraqui G&CC (ON)
(24:02) Sean Stevinson, Rock Creek Curling (Co., USA)
(24:39) Stephen Bruneau, Brighton & District CC (ON)
(25:16) Stephanie Thompson, "Empowered Performance For Curlers" Podcast
(27:14) Tenielle Bachek, Okotoks CC (AB) - 3 pieces of advice!
(32:28) Tim McChesney, Oakville CC (ON) - 2 pieces of advice!
(35:18) Warren Hansen, "Inside Curling" Podcast
(37:35) Josh Mudrick, East York CC Juniors (ON)
(41:34) Glenn Gabriel, East York CC Little Rocks (ON)
(47:10) A SURPRISE GUEST! (Pickering, ON)

Links to the resources mentioned in this episode:

Global Initiative For DEI In Curling Web site

Ep.81: "Ray Kingsmith Memorial Bonspiel With Andy Jones & Marlene Kingsmith" (Apr 10/22)

Ep.83: "Oakville (ON) CC's Instructor Co-Op With Delores McCallum, Tim McChesney & Helen Garside" (Apr 24/22)

"Simone's World" Cartoon by Raymond Ho

"A Pane In The Glass" Podcast

"Empowered Performance For Curlers" Podcast

"Inside Curling" Podcast

East York Curling Club (Toronto, ON) Web site

Follow our podcast on Twitter: @kidscurling

Glenn Gabriel is an NCCP-certified curling coach and coach developer 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)"

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