Coaching seminars

Upcoming OCC Webinars for Coaches and Curlers!

The Ontario Curling Council (OCC) and its members, the Ontario Curling Association and the Northern Ontario Curling Association have collaborated and will jointly host the OCC webinar series for coach and athlete development. Certified Coaches  and athletes alike will be able to learn from some of the games most qualified subject matter experts on a variety of topics.  The OCC is aiming to “fill” the season with meaningful learning opportunities for coaches and curlers to access.  Certified coaches will earn valuable professional

Next Generation Coach Apprenticeship Program – Now Open for Feb 6th and 13th events

UPDATE – JANUARY 11TH – Both of these events are now WAITLISTED – if you would like to be put on the waitlist please send in your application. The Ontario Curling Council, Ontario Curling Association and the Northern Ontario Curling Association are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for coaches who want to raise their game to the next level.  Coaches will learn from two of curling’s most highly trained and acclaimed coaches during either the OCA or NOCA Men’s Tankard, our

NOCA Adds more Coach training courses to Calendar

Competition Coach and Club Coach Workshops Supported by the Idylwylde’s Curling Learning and Performance Centre Coach Training is being planned in your area.  If you are considering coaching a team to become competitive, then this will help you design and deliver a program that will help your team achieve their goals.  Where:           Idylwylde Golf and Country Club When:            Friday, Dec. 4 – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Making Ethical Decisions Comp Coach – Saturday 9 – 5 & Sunday – 9 – 3 Club Coach – Saturday

Coaching certification renewals effective January 1, 2014

The Canadian Curling Association has announced the re-certification requirements for Competition-Introduction and Competition-Development coaches. In a nutshell, coaches must accumulate 20 or 30 “points”, respectively, in each five-year period following the year in which they first become a certified coach in order to remain certified within the sport. A range of options to accumulate the necessary points are enumerated on the CCA website. Coaching a competitive

Bill Tschirhart visits the High Performance Centre

This past Tuesday, January 31, former Canadian National Training Centre coach and author Bill Tschirhart gave a two-hour address to the men’s and women’s varsity and junior varsity Golden Hawk curling teams from Wilfrid Laurier University. In his remarks Bill dealt only with “warm side of the glass” issues such as momentum, trust, and discipline, spent several minutes discussing performance goals and his latest blog post on performance benchmarks. Bill’s hard-hitting remarks really resonated