Part 7: Skip
A Skip (or the team member throwing Skip stones) is responsible for getting 2 points with the hammer or steal 1 point without the hammer.
If things are going well for your team, where there are a couple of your team’s stones in the house and possibly behind cover, the Skip [...]
Part 6: Third
A Third is really the jack of all trades. A Third is often called on to maintain or regain control of the end. Hopefully there are a number of stones in play when the Third throws their stones. Their job will range from adding more guards, adding/replacing stones in the house, opening [...]
Part 5: Second
A Second’s shots are often heavly dictated by what their Lead has thrown. Sometimes the opponents Lead stones are what dictates what a Second will be required to throw. In a typical game there are only 4 types of shots that a Second will be required to throw.
This is the most common [...]
Part 4: Lead
If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll have read the Lead On!post that was written that had some information about the Lead’s Role. And Part 3 of Know Your Role covered the Delivery role. So what could possibly be left to cover? Well in this post we will look at what are [...]
Part 3: Delivery
It seems like such a simple role. Deliver the stone. Besides the technical difficulties of delivery, how hard can it be? Well you’re right. The primary goal of the delivery is to throw the stone. But the role of delivery starts way before the release.
Are you sensing a pattern? Of [...]
Part 2: Sweepers
It it common for most curlers out there to think their only role is to sweep when the skip says to and stop when they say to stop. But sweepers have more responsibility and a role in every shot than just doing what their told. So what else do the sweepers have [...]
The following will be a 7 part series of the different aspects of curling (skipping, sweeping, deliverying, throwing lead, throwing 2nd, throwing 3rd, & throwing 4th) and understanding what your role in the curling game is. Like anything, a team who’s members know what they are to be doing, when, and why, will function like a well [...]
I have received an number of emails and inquires as to what positions people should play. Often the individuals state something along the lines of “I don’t want to play lead, I’m not that bad”. I’m not sure where this feeling that the lead is a position is a lower position than any other position [...]