The goal of the Getting Started for Adults program is to attract new curlers and to retain them. People are more likely to stick with a sport if it is fun, reasonably priced, and they get good at it. Unlike the traditional one-day clinic, the program helps entry level and novice curlers get progressively better through continued weekly instruction and skill development.

Getting Started in Curling for Adults - Instruction Videos

[rokbox title="Getting Started in Curling for Adults - Instruction Video" thumb="http://www.curling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/introduction.gif" ]http://www.youtube.com/v/cROXAFs970M&autoplay=1&start=0[/rokbox] [rokbox title="Getting Started in Curling for Adults - Instruction Video" text="Introduction" ]http://www.youtube.com/v/cROXAFs970M&autoplay=1&start=0[/rokbox]The goal of the Getting Started for Adults program is to attract new curlers and to retain them. People are more likely to stick with a sport if it is fun, reasonably priced, and they get good at it. Unlike the traditional one-day clinic, the program helps entry level and novice curlers get progressively better through continued weekly instruction and skill development.
[rokbox title="Getting Started in Curling for Adults - Instruction Video" thumb="http://www.curling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/howtosafelymoveontheice.gif" ]http://www.youtube.com/v/cROXAFs970M&autoplay=1&start=46[/rokbox] [rokbox title="Getting Started in Curling for Adults - Instruction Video" text="How to Safely Move on the Ice" ]http://www.youtube.com/v/cROXAFs970M&autoplay=1&start=46[/rokbox]Before stepping down onto the ice surface, the curlers should be instructed on one of the most important safety issues: how to step onto the surface in the safest manner. They should be directed to always step down with the gripper foot first. They should also be directed to not to step or jump over any rocks to get onto the ice.
[rokbox title="Getting Started in Curling for Adults - Instruction Video" thumb="http://www.curling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/findinggoodbalance.gif" ]http://www.youtube.com/v/cROXAFs970M&autoplay=1&start=96[/rokbox] [rokbox title="Getting Started in Curling for Adults - Instruction Video" text="Finding Good Balance" ]http://www.youtube.com/v/cROXAFs970M&autoplay=1&start=96[/rokbox]Get a sense for what the curling slide position feels like.
[rokbox title="Getting Started in Curling for Adults - Instruction Video" thumb="http://www.curling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/addingmomentumtothedelivery.gif" ]http://www.youtube.com/v/cROXAFs970M&autoplay=1&start=191[/rokbox] [rokbox title="Getting Started in Curling for Adults - Instruction Video" text="Adding Momentum to the Delivery" ]http://www.youtube.com/v/cROXAFs970M&autoplay=1&start=191[/rokbox]The curling delivery is a complex activity that requires the coordination of a number of different body movements. To correctly develop the delivery, every curler should divide the skill into specific phases of development.
[rokbox title="Getting Started in Curling for Adults - Instruction Video" thumb="http://www.curling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/grippingandreleasingtherock.gif" ]http://www.youtube.com/v/cROXAFs970M&autoplay=1&start=268[/rokbox] [rokbox title="Getting Started in Curling for Adults - Instruction Video" text="Gripping & Releasing The Rock" ]http://www.youtube.com/v/cROXAFs970M&autoplay=1&start=268[/rokbox]You should grip the handle of the curling stone firmly. The index finger and the thumb provide the major guiding force. The release point is that location on the ice when the stone leaves your hand.
[rokbox title="Getting Started in Curling for Adults - Instruction Video" thumb="http://www.curling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/brushing.gif" ]http://www.youtube.com/v/cROXAFs970M&autoplay=1&start=347[/rokbox] [rokbox title="Getting Started in Curling for Adults - Instruction Video" text="Brushing" ]http://www.youtube.com/v/cROXAFs970M&autoplay=1&start=347[/rokbox]Effective brushing enables the stone to maintain its momentum longer than it would have had it not been brushed thus allowing the stone to travel further. Since the amount the stone curls is dependent on time, a brushed stone will not have as much time to curl and, as a result, the stone will travel straighter.
[rokbox title="Getting Started in Curling for Adults - Instruction Video" thumb="http://www.curling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/warmingupwithprogressivesli.gif" ]http://www.youtube.com/v/cROXAFs970M&autoplay=1&start=454[/rokbox] [rokbox title="Getting Started in Curling for Adults - Instruction Video" text="Warming Up With Progressive Slides" ]http://www.youtube.com/v/cROXAFs970M&autoplay=1&start=454[/rokbox]This warm-up basically has the athlete without a rock slide to the back-line (a big stretch really), their next slide is to the t-line, then top 12 foot, half-way (between the top 12 and hog) and then hogline. Each slide they should try not to go past....again the slower the better to work on strengthening those muscles......with the added benefit of some weight control work as well!!
[rokbox title="Getting Started in Curling for Adults - Instruction Video" thumb="http://www.curling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/gsicClosing.jpg" ]http://www.youtube.com/v/cROXAFs970M&autoplay=1&start=484[/rokbox] [rokbox title="Getting Started in Curling for Adults - Instruction Video" text="Closing" ]http://www.youtube.com/v/cROXAFs970M&autoplay=1&start=484[/rokbox]

Thank you to Earle Morris and Erin Morrissey for their contributions to this video work and the planning guide. Also, many thanks to the Guelph CC for the use of their facility and to Switch Frame Media for the filming and editing.