Development courses take step towards e-education

  • WCF Fuessen course © WCF / Christian Leibbrant

Following the Ice-Tech Course in Fuessen, Germany, our series of camps and courses has moved onto the Introduction to Instruction course and the Basic Umpire course this week.

Traditionally, both of these courses have been held through in-person workshops where participants travel to one location in order to take part. We’ve been working with the top coaches and umpires in the sport to create both courses online and in person to accommodate a global audience.

Due to the size and growth of the sport, the new World Curling Academy will facilitate these courses moving forward. Moving towards e-education allows participants to have more flexibility depending on when they want to take the course, no matter where they are located geographically. Select outcomes will continue to be face-to-face in order to ensure the participants can apply their learned skills in person.

The Introduction to Instructing course is designed to help experienced curlers who wish to learn the skills required to teach the sport to new participants.

These skills include:
• game orientation
• delivery
• sweeping
• warm-up and cool down routines
• basic strategy
• ethics in coaching

The Basic Umpire course is suitable for those wishing to get involved in umpiring and officiating nationally and/or internationally or simply to learn the rules of curling in depth.

The course will cover the following topics:

• Rules of the game explained
• Tasks and responsibilities of the different Umpire functions
• Practical work on ice

The final camp in Fuessen this year will be the 21th WCF / DCV Hummelt Junior Curling Camp from 7-13 July 2019.

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