Sensory & Communication Evaluation

Sensory Skill

  • Body weight awareness
  • Motor control, soft touch
  • Distance judgement
  • Sensory awareness touch & temperature
  • Judging short bowl & jack distances from the mat
  • Judging long bowl & jack distances from the mat
  • Judging bowl & jack distances from minimum length
  • Judging bowl & jack distances from maximum length
  • Visual- speed of green each end
  • Visual- narrow and wide hands
  • Visual- attitude of all players on rink
  • Oral- hears positivity, caterpillar
  • Oral- attitude of all players on rink 

Communication Skill

  • Verbal language, positive
  • Body language, positive
  • Social skill level
  • Clarity versus ambiguity in instruction
Competence of a SKIP – Communication Skills
  • Does the Skip convey directions clearly?
  • Does he indicate where to finish if the player misses?
  • Does he offer his player a good percentage shot?
  • Does he protect a player?  ie. not offering a drive.
  • Does he get ‘grumpy’ with his players?
  • Does he get on well with his players?  if not – watch out.
  • Does he leave the rink ?
  • Does he behave poorly – (body language)?
  • Does he have a good attitude to all – including his opposition?
  • Does he tolerate advice from his team?
  • Does he talk to his players on the change-over?
  • Does he appear courteous at the start of the game?
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