Charting take time and focus. Curl Coach goes out of its way to make charting as easy as possible.
While charting, Curl Coach is constantly analyzing all aspects of the shot and calculating many of the key scores for you, see the details below.
For all of the automatic charting options listed below, Curl Coach will never override a value entered by the coach. For example, If you set the score for a shot, Curl Coach will disable automatic scoring until the next shot. Also all of the automatic charting options can be controlled in Curl Coach options. Now let’s take a look at what Curl Coach can do...
The first thing you chart for a shot is the target of the shot, that piece of ice that the stone is supposed to finish on, or an existing stone that is going to be hit. Under the covers, Curl Coach watching previous broom positions and looks at the predicted paths for the stone being delivered (see image at left) and places a broom on the sheet on the most likely path based on where it thinks the broom should be placed. Drag the broom to the correct location and you are ready for the throw.
Based on the shot target, Curl Coach can make a first assessment of shot being called. As you drag the stones around to show what happened, Curl Coach will refine this assessment, always on the assumption that the shot was made.
Based on the shot type and the motion of the stone, Curl Coach can set the difficulty and turn of the shot, leaving you to get on with scoring and observing the game.
Curl Coach uses the shot type, and shot target and applies a set of standard rules to determine the score for the shot. This is not always perfect, so from time to time you may need to adjust the score.
In a very small number of cases, Curl Coach can estimate the miss reason, however Curl Coach will automatically show the Miss Reasons form for any shot whose score falls below the threshold that you set. There are three different configurations for miss reason, a “simple” version with fewer options for newer users, a full version, and a custom version that allows a coach to pick and choose which miss reasons they want to use. You can also disable automatically showing the Miss Reasons form for the opposition stones.