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Competitive Curling Clinic
The SFBACC is offering a competitive curling clinic on three nights in late September. Canadian high performance coach, Yadranka Thompson, will be leading the sessions. Her partner, Greg McAulay, the 2000 World Champion skip will also be there for the Oakland Wednesday and Friday sessions. Both Yadranka and Greg are expert technicians and see sports psychology as one of the key components to success at the highest level. They also helped coach local curler Gabrielle Coleman to a tied-for-fifth finish at Women's Nationals in 2011.
These classes are aimed at anyone looking to up their game. Each session will cover the same content and will focus on improving the way participants manage their competitive season to get better results. Topics will likely include: how to pick players and put them in the most effective position, how to manage team emotions on and off the ice and what it takes to stay together from year to year, measuring and tracking progress, and setting up accountability for individuals and the team. The on-ice sessions will focus on drills and how to run an effective practice. But at the end of the day, this is all about you and what you want to learn. Bring lots of questions!
The sessions will include approximately two hours of off-ice and two hours of on-ice instruction for a cost of $60, including ice.
Times and Dates:
Fun, learning with rapid growth and support on and off the ice for this season, which also includes the opportunity to have (affordable) support during the whole season by phone, email and conference calls, and possibly another camp before Regionals to make sure everyone is ready to go, and/or Yadranka could come and Coach at Regionals to help out? Dates to be determined...
The objective of this Training Camp:
I am so happy and excited to assist your curlers in moving towards competitive play and raise their level of confidence in doing so and look forward to their participation and growth. Together this will be fun and rewarding for all.
The Training Camp will be busy, and I will be more then available to give as much as I can, on and off the ice while I'm there, and give the players as many tools as possible there in San Fran as well as when I return home.
Greg will be available whether he comes down this time, or helps online, over the phone, etc. we are both here to help for all ages, both men and women curlers.