Throwing your shots down the right line is the next critical component in developing your overall shot-making abilities. Sliding down the proper line starts with a good understanding of what the slide path actually looks like.
A critical eye is also extremely important when reading the ice. Weight and line have a great impact on the curl for any given shot; however, another major factor that affects the curl is the release and rotation applied to a stone.
A mixed doubles curling team consists of a pair of players, one male and the other female. Standard curling sheets are used, and normal delivery rules apply. Typically games are eight ends in length. Thankfully, the skills you have learned up to this point still apply in the game of mixed doubles.
This step-by-step guide for beginning and intermediate curlers covers
throws, brushing, delivery, basic shots, and ice reading. The book
includes 40 drills featuring a self-scoring component that allows
curlers to chart progress and accelerate improvement in their skill
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Build a rock-solid set of foundational skills and knowledge and improve performance with Curling: Steps to Success.
Internationally renowned coach Sean Turriff brings his extensive experience and expertise to Curling: Steps to Success, providing players and coaches with a practical, step-by-step format that develops and improves curlers’ fundamental skill level and decision making. Supplemented by more than 90 photos and illustrations, the book covers essential curling skills such as throws, brushing, delivery, basic shots, and ice reading. Included are detailed explanations of the roles and responsibilities of each team member as well as practical check points for gauging players’ mastery of skills and determining when to progress to more complex tactics and game strategies.
Whether you are just beginning or have experience on the sheet, the book’s detailed photo sequences, expert instruction, and developmental drills will have you targeting the rock accurately and consistently in no time. Part of the popular Steps to Success series, which has sold more than two million copies worldwide, Curling: Steps to Success is your guide to on-the-sheet success.
Climbing the Steps to Curling Success
The Sport of Curling
A guide for beginner and intermediate curlers interested in developing
their skills and overall knowledge of the game. Also college students
and instructors in curling activity classes.
Sean Turriff is a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)
Competition Development certified coach as well as a coach evaluator and
learning facilitator through the Ontario Curling Association and
Canadian Curling Association. He is also the men’s varsity curling coach
at Humber College, Toronto, winners of the 2016 CCAA National Men's
In 2015, Turriff had the distinction of being camp director for the
Chinese National Junior Curling Camp in Shanghai on behalf of the World
Curling Federation. Since 2011, Turriff has coached at the Trillium
Junior Curling Camp in Ontario, working with the highest level of
curling coaches in Canada. In addition, he coached the Brandon
University (Brandon, Manitoba) women’s team in the Canadian University
Championships in 2007-08, and he was coach of the 2016 Nunavut junior
men’s team when they won their first game ever at a national competition
at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships.
Off the sheet, Turriff has served as an on-air commentator for curling
competitions broadcast on Rogers TV. Turriff’s unique background in
coaching at all levels of competition, coach training and evaluation,
international coaching, and television commentary make him a highly
respected expert and ambassador of the sport.
“Sean Turriff is a curling coach! He lives it, breathes it, and is
consumed by it. Even his social media hashtag is Love to Coach. He
enjoys sharing his knowledge and having other coaches share with him. In Curling:
Steps to Success, Sean has amassed a comprehensive drill book that
every coach will find useful: those at the beginning stages of their
curling careers and those at the highest levels of competition. Use
Sean’s drills and your team will improve its skills—guaranteed. This is
the eight-ender of coaching manuals.”
Jim Waite-- National Coach Curling Canada
“In Curling: Steps to Success, Coach Sean Turriff has
provided a foundation for novice and competitive curlers looking to
develop sound fundamentals as they learn and excel at the game. Coach
Turriff pulls from his extensive experience coaching at the very highest
levels of the sport to offer tips and techniques that will help any
curler improve. It’s also a compelling read for those interested in
understanding the sport, its history, and the skills. With the
popularity of curling increasing, Sean’s book could not have come along
at a better time—it’s a must-read for everyone.”
David Murdoch-- Two-Time World Champion, Olympic Silver Medalist,
Three-Time European Champion, Skip Team Murdoch, Skip Great Britain
Men's Curling Team 2006, 2010, 2014
“Whether you are a beginning or advanced curler, this book will help
you get more out of your game. Curling made easy!”
Reid Carruthers-- 2011 Brier and World Champion, West St. Paul
Curling Club Winnipeg, Manitoba
“Curling: Steps to Success is a tremendous resource for
athletes and coaches alike looking to refine their skills. Turriff is
both methodical and purposeful in his development of drills, providing
variance and progressions to challenge all skill levels.”
Lori Olson-Johns-- 2014 Canada Cup Champion, 2015 Scotties
Tournament of Hearts Runner-Up