An instructional manual for high school and beginning curling

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Judith A. Moore (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Celeste Ulrich

Abstract: Curling is an extremely popular sport in Canada, attracting over 750,000 participants. The number of curling participants in the United States and Canada is increasing steadily, especially in the northern states. Curling is a social game attracting people of all ages and both sexes. Many times a whole family curls. There are no professionals in curling; however, the Scotch Cup competition provides an excellent and highly competitive situation as seven countries bid for the curling world championship. Many high schools offer curling as an extracurricular activity. With the present surge of interest, this life-time sport is beginning to appear in physical education classes in both the United States and Canada. Such increased interest suggests a need for instructional methods and techniques. There is a paucity of literature for the teacher to utilize as a guideline for the teaching of curling. The instruction of curling has been left largely to the experienced curlers who teach the new enthusiasts. Often a curling club member volunteers to do the instruction. As curling is found more and more in the physical education setting, teachers will be called upon to teach curling. Thus, this manual was constructed to present the skills, the basic strategies and teaching techniques as an aid to the instructor.

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Language: English
Date: 1971

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