Helen Radford Curling
Team/Club: NSCA, Curl Atlantic
Category: CSCA coach
Year you started coaching: 1986
Currently residing in: Halifax
CSCA Athletes/Training groups coached: National Teams, La Releve, The Next Wave
How did you get into coaching? I have been competitive in both soccer and curling for a long time and coaching is an extension of each sport that I enjoy.
Why do you coach? I love to interact with athletes and coaches and provide them with tools to help them improve. I also learn from each athlete and coach I work with and find it to be a rewarding relationship. There is an art and science to coaching and I enjoy both aspects.
Please provide us with a brief paragraph about your coaching philosophy:
My coaching philosophy is centered on the holistic development of athletes as people. I want to empower athletes so that they can be prepared to perform at their best, in the moment. I consider myself to be a lifelong learner and constantly seek opportunities that will help advance my own skills whether they are related to on-ice or off-ice skills. I am committed to helping teams work together as well as developing each athlete in physical, technical/tactical, social and psychological skills. I personally enjoy when athletes and coaches have a story of success no matter how small it may be and if I have had some impact on their success then that makes me happy.
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