Coaching Kids Curling

Online Curling League Recap & Building A Backyard Rink With Greg Wilson

April 04, 2021 Season 1 Episode 48
Coaching Kids Curling
Online Curling League Recap & Building A Backyard Rink With Greg Wilson
Show Notes

Greg Wilson of the Brantford (Ont.) Golf & Country Club joined me last December to talk about his junior program. Back then, he mentioned that he was organizing an online curling league for his kids. In this episode, his gives us a recap of his online "season" and offers advice to coaches and organizers who are thinking about putting together their own online league. He also shares his experience building a backyard curling rink for the first time.

Some of the topics we discuss include:
* How he came up with the idea to create an online curling league (1:35)
* One advantage of using online curling (vs. on-ice curling) to teach strategy (4:14)
* Greg's ability to watch multiple games at once - "like sitting behind the glass" (6:02)
* How online curling gives all kids the ability throw heavy weight and see the results (9:27)
* Advice for starting your own online curling league (11:09)
* His steps to building a backyard curling rink (13:02)
* His advice to anyone building a backyard rink (17:14)

Links to the resources mentioned in this episode:
Brantford Golf & Country Club Web site
http://brantfordgolfandcountryclub.com/
playcurling.com - Online curling game
http://www.playcurling.com/
Greg's 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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