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I never stressed winning. I wanted the score to be an end result of practice. –John Wooden After several years of emphasizing process-oriented thinking as opposed to result-oriented competition I realized that it was time to determine what is the process. What are the components that helped take our varsity women’s curling team to two Continue Reading
All athletes have to deal with stressful situations that can negatively impact their ability to perform in a given situation, by making it difficult to focus on those things that are required for optimal execution. This issue is always more pronounced in the most important competitive situations. Like all skills, the techniques that assist with Continue Reading
The Golden Hawks Curling High Performance Centre is pleased to welcome Dr. Jill Tracey to the Centre’s coaching staff. Dr. Tracey instructs sport psychology for the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University and will act in a consulting capacity in the critical area of mental skills preparation for high performance athletes.
Last week, during my own club game, I was reminded in the 3rd end why a preshot routine is critical to a sound curling delivery. With my first stone of the 3rd end, I became distracted while cleaning my stone. Then, rather than placing the stone precisely in front of my hack foot with the Continue Reading
In addition to promoting and reporting on the success of the varsity curling program at Wilfrid Laurier University, the Golden Hawks High Performance Centre site is becoming the most active and comprehensive coaching resource for the sport of curling available. Strategy and Tactics: articles on strategy, shot selection, tactics, and pointers to resources that can Continue Reading
HPC coaches can assist you with mental preparation, stress management techniques, the use of imagery, dynamic stretching, and other topics.