WLU 2013-2014 JV Men Brenda Holloway Gary Crossley instructs the JV Women Carly Howard Richard Krell Aaron Squires Cheryl Kreviazuk Evie Fortier Margot Flemming Fraser Reid Kerilynn Mathers IMG_8545 Carly Howard in action Video Analysis Maurice Wilson lectures on the rudiments of strategy and tactics IMG_8417_slider Team Crocker 2011 Laura Crocker delivers a stone

Psychology and physiology

HPC coaches can assist you with mental preparation, stress management techniques, the use of imagery, dynamic stretching, and other topics.

Strategy

Staff at the Centre can host off-ice and on-ice sessions on strategy and tactics – and what strategies fit your rink.

Team dynamics

Having trouble functioning as a cohesive rink? The Centre’s coaching staff can help in a variety of areas of team dynamics.

Technique

The Centre offers sessions on delivery mechanics, brushing mechanics, split timing, drills, and ice reading.

The Laurier Golden Hawks Curling High Performance Centre

The Laurier Golden Hawks Curling High Performance Centre, located at the K-W Granite Club in Waterloo, Ontario, offers access to certified, high-performance coaching expertise and a variety of curling-specific instructional programs. The Centre’s partners include the K-W Granite Club, which provides facilities and resident ice time for the Centre’s activities, and the Wilfrid Laurier University Department of Athletics, which provides financial support for Varsity and Junior Varsity curling teams at Laurier.

  • Curling at WLU

    The Wilfrid Laurier University Department of Athletics offers one of the most successful university curling programs in Canada.

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  • Instruction

    The Golden Hawks HPC can assist with delivery and brushing mechanics, ice reading, and split timing of stones.

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  • Video analysis

    Video analysis is one of the tools used by coaches at the High Performance Centre to assist rinks in their pursuit of excellence.

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  • Team dynamics

    Coaches at the Laurier Curling HPC can assist with team dynamics, stress management, and a range of other topcs.

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Curling is a simple game, really. Sixteen stones are delivered each end by four players on each rink, and the stones closest to the “pin” in the middle of the rings scores the points; at the end of the game, the team with the most points wins.

Golden Hawks Curling HPC to host second Podium project

The Golden Hawks Curling High Performance Centre will be hosting its second “Own the Podium” High Performance clinic for top bantam and junior men’s and women’s teams on Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30 at the Kitchener-Waterloo Granite Club.

The clinic will welcome the top four bantam boys, bantam girls, junior men’s and junior women’s teams from the Ontario Curling Association Bantam and Provincial championships held earlier this spring.

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