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    Build a rock-solid set of foundational skills and knowledge and improve performance with Curling: Steps to Success.

    Internationally renowned coach Sean Turriff brings his extensive experience and expertise to Curling: Steps to Success, providing players and coaches with a practical, step-by-step format that develops and improves curlers’ fundamental skill level and decision making. Supplemented by more than 90 photos and illustrations, the book covers essential curling skills such as throws, brushing, delivery, basic shots, and ice reading. Included are detailed explanations of the roles and responsibilities of each team member as well as practical check points for gauging players’ mastery of skills and determining when to progress to more complex tactics and game strategies.

    Whether you are just beginning or have experience on the sheet, the book’s detailed photo sequences, expert instruction, and developmental drills will have you targeting the rock accurately and consistently in no time. Part of the popular Steps to Success series, which has sold more than two million copies worldwide, Curling: Steps to Success is your guide to on-the-sheet success.

    Audience

    A guide for beginner and intermediate curlers interested in developing their skills and overall knowledge of the game. Also college students and instructors in curling activity classes.

    Table of Contents

    Climbing the Steps to Curling Success
    The Sport of Curling

    Step 1 Brushing
    Step 2 Curling Delivery: Approach
    Step 3 Curling Delivery: Slide
    Step 4 Curling Delivery: Release and Turns
    Step 5 Shots
    Step 6 Ice Reading
    Step 7 Roles and Responsibilities
    Step 8 Strategy
    Step 9 Mental Preparation and Goal Setting
    Step 10 Mixed Doubles
    Glossary
    Additional Resources
    About the Author

    About the Author

    Sean Turriff is a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Competition Development certified coach as well as a coach evaluator and learning facilitator through the Ontario Curling Association and Canadian Curling Association. He is also the men’s varsity curling coach at Humber College, Toronto, winners of the 2016 CCAA National Men's Curling Championship.

    In 2015, Turriff had the distinction of being camp director for the Chinese National Junior Curling Camp in Shanghai on behalf of the World Curling Federation. Since 2011, Turriff has coached at the Trillium Junior Curling Camp in Ontario, working with the highest level of curling coaches in Canada. In addition, he coached the Brandon University (Brandon, Manitoba) women’s team in the Canadian University Championships in 2007-08, and he was coach of the 2016 Nunavut junior men’s team when they won their first game ever at a national competition at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships.

    Off the sheet, Turriff has served as an on-air commentator for curling competitions broadcast on Rogers TV. Turriff’s unique background in coaching at all levels of competition, coach training and evaluation, international coaching, and television commentary make him a highly respected expert and ambassador of the sport.

    Reviews

    “Sean Turriff is a curling coach! He lives it, breathes it, and is consumed by it. Even his social media hashtag is Love to Coach. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and having other coaches share with him. In Curling: Steps to Success, Sean has amassed a comprehensive drill book that every coach will find useful: those at the beginning stages of their curling careers and those at the highest levels of competition. Use Sean’s drills and your team will improve its skills—guaranteed. This is the eight-ender of coaching manuals.”

    Jim Waite-- National Coach Curling Canada

    “In Curling: Steps to Success, Coach Sean Turriff has provided a foundation for novice and competitive curlers looking to develop sound fundamentals as they learn and excel at the game. Coach Turriff pulls from his extensive experience coaching at the very highest levels of the sport to offer tips and techniques that will help any curler improve. It’s also a compelling read for those interested in understanding the sport, its history, and the skills. With the popularity of curling increasing, Sean’s book could not have come along at a better time—it’s a must-read for everyone.”

    David Murdoch-- Two-Time World Champion, Olympic Silver Medalist, Three-Time European Champion, Skip Team Murdoch, Skip Great Britain Men's Curling Team 2006, 2010, 2014

    “Whether you are a beginning or advanced curler, this book will help you get more out of your game. Curling made easy!”

    Reid Carruthers-- 2011 Brier and World Champion, West St. Paul Curling Club Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Curling: Steps to Success is a tremendous resource for athletes and coaches alike looking to refine their skills. Turriff is both methodical and purposeful in his development of drills, providing variance and progressions to challenge all skill levels.”

    Lori Olson-Johns-- 2014 Canada Cup Champion, 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Runner-Up