Element 2, technical skills, is featured in The Five Elements of Curling Technique©. This manual, which is designed to bring world-class knowledge and expertise to the curling community, is based on the premise that no two deliveries are exactly the same. Every curler has a different body type, range of flexibility, and level of athletic skill.
Rodger Schmidt, former technical coach for Team USA and four-time Olympic coach, is the primary author of the manual, which breaks down the curling delivery into five core components. These components (center of body weight, control of energy, control of stone position, control of release and finish, and control of curling intellect) can be used by coaches and instructors to customize and enhance the deliveries of experienced curlers.
The Five Elements of Curling Technique© is available in print and ebook forms. Click here for more information on ordering in the United States.