The CURLSASK Webinar Series is intended to spread knowledge to CURLSASK athletes and coaches on various topics. Sessions are led by Director of High Performance, Pat Simmons.

Pat has had 9 Brier appearances, 2 world championship experiences and won 2 Grand Slams. Pat brings a wealth of knowledge about the game.

Certified Coaches will receive one (1) Professional Development Credit towards their NCCP Maintenance of Certification. Coaches must provide NCCP number. (to retrieve your NCCP number visit the locker at www.coach.ca)

For more information or questions, contact Pat at pat.simmons@curlsask.ca.


(Photo, Curling Canada)

(Photo, Curling Canada)

Webinar #1: Team Structure

August 26, 2020 @7pm

This webinar is designed to get teams to discuss how to ensure the best possible team structure and will focus on:

  • Set-Up of the Team and initial team planning   
  • Goal Setting
  • Scheduling
  • Preseason communications
  • Team Dynamics and Team building

Webinar #2: Sweeping

September 23, 2020 @ 7pm

This webinar will discuss proper sweeping techniques from experts Pat Simmons and others. This webinar wil include:

  • Review from last year’s Sweeping Clinic with Glenn Paulley
  • Potential Covid-19 Sweeping Changes
  • Sweeping Practice Plans and Drills

Webinar #3: Technical

October 21, 2020 @ 7pm 

Curling is an extremely technical sport and requires a great deal of practice to make the right shot. This webinar will include:

  • Technical Philosophies
  • Common Errors
  • Drills to be game ready
  • Learn how to build your technique that won’t let you down under pressure

Webinar #4: Strategy

November 18, 2020 @ 7pm

This webinar will focus on strategic planning and how to alter your strategy as the end progresses. This will include:

  • Strategy Philosophies and Templates
  • Adapting to the game

Webinar #5: "Pearls"

December 16, 2020 @ 7pm

Learning points accumulated from observations of the 2018 – 2020 seasons.

  • Things I wished I knew sooner
  • Learning from the mistakes of others
  • “Coaching Gems”