Coaching Kids Curling

Gender Equity in Youth Curling Programs With Delores McCallum & Patrick Brown

February 07, 2021 Glenn Gabriel Season 1 Episode 40
Coaching Kids Curling
Gender Equity in Youth Curling Programs With Delores McCallum & Patrick Brown
Show Notes

For this episode, I invited Delores McCallum of Oakville Curling Club and Mississaugua Golf & Country Club and Patrick Brown of Uxbridge & District Curling Club to join me for a roundtable discussion of gender equity in youth curling programs. We talk about the state of our own curling programs, obstacles to equity, and ways to increase the participation of girls and female coaches.

Some of the topics we discuss include:
* The 2020 "Rally Report" that highlights the participation levels of young women and girls in Canadian sport (3:35)
* How family participation is a key factor in the participation of girls and young women in sport (7:00)
* The importance of actively recruiting female coaches and on-ice help (12:31)
* Parents don't need to be good curlers to coach (14:56)
* Recognizing inequality and overcoming the "status quo" (24:26)
* "Within my club on a Sunday afternoon... What can I do?" (26:18)
* Discussing the previous episode (#39) of the podcast - Stephen Fish of Niagara Falls CC and his upcoming "women mentoring girls" program (27:20)
* Curling Canada's recruitment of women to be high performance consultants (28:18)

Links to the resources mentioned in this episode:
Canadian Women & Sport "Rally Report" (2020)
https://womenandsport.ca/resources/research-insights/rally-report/
Mississaugua Golf & Country Club Web site
https://www.mississauguagolf.com/
Oakville Curling Club Web site
https://oakvillecurlingclub.com/
Uxbridge & District Curling Club Web site
https://uxbridgecurlingclub.com/
CKC Episode #39: "Women Mentoring Girls In Curling" (Jan 31/21)
https://www.buzzsprout.com/1048435/7580485

Patrick's e-mail address: [email protected]
Delores' e-mail address: [email protected]

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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 [email protected]

The intro and outro music is "Golden Sunrise (Instrumental Version)"
https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Josh_Woodward/The_Wake_1790/JoshWoodward-TheWake-NoVox-10-GoldenSunrise

By Josh Woodward
https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Josh_Woodward

Licensed under CC BY 3.0
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