Coaching

Mentors Express by Coaches Association of Ontario

  Coach competency is an integral aspect of Ontario’s community sport programs. Coaches have the unique capacity to inspire, drive and influence athletes, impacting their pathways to excellence and overall sport experience. Mentors Express aims to enhance a Coach’s ability to apply various concepts from the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) by providing direct access to experts in five essential fields: Sport Psychology Nutrition Leadership & Management Strength and Conditioning For more information on mentorship opportunities for Coaching Athletes with a Disability, please click 

Prep4Performance Coaching Symposium Postponed

It is with the utmost caution, that the Ontario Curling Council’s Board and Staff have made the difficult decision to postpone the Prep4Performance Coaching Symposium scheduled for May 29-31, 2020, at the Briar’s Resort in Jackson’s Point due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 Pandemic. The event will be rescheduled for the Spring of 2021.  A new date will be set in the coming months and it will be communicated on our website, mailing lists, and social media

Prep2Perform Coaching Symposium Survey

  Prep2Perform OCC Coaching Symposium   The Ontario Curling Council is actively planning a Coaching Symposium for the weekend of May 29 -31, 2020 on the shores of Lake Simcoe – approximately 1 hour north of Toronto.   This symposium is being developed for you – our Coaches and we need your insight to deliver on your coaching needs. As such, we have created a survey to gauge your interest in attending and your preferred session topics at the symposium.   The survey will close at the end of day

Upcoming OCC Webinars for Coach and Athlete Development

The Ontario Curling Council will continue its popular Coach Professional Development Webinar Series this season – and we have a number of great sessions scheduled.  Each webinar is $19.99 + tax, and will earn CERTIFIED NCCP Coaches one professional development credit towards Maintenance of Certification. October 21, 2019 – Building a Brushing Strategy” Over the past four years, I’ve been collaborating with Dr. John Newhook, currently Dean of Engineering at Dalhousie University, in several research projects related to brushing

Date Revision – OCC Webinar Series – The Dynamics of Coaching Women

The much anticipated OCC Webinar – The Dynamics of Coaching Women to be hosted by Leith Drury, Ph.D originally scheduled for January 9, 2019 has been re-scheduled for Wednesday January 16, 2019 at 7:00pm EST.  If you have already signed up for this webinar you will be contacted to ensure your participation.  The registration on our webpage now reflects the updated date.  A full description of the webinar and our host follows. Many coaches have experience working with both female and