OCC Webinar Series for Coach and Athlete Development


The Ontario Curling Council (OCC) and its members CurlON and Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA) are collaborating to host a series of webinars for coach and athlete development.

Certified coaches will be able to receive Professional Development Credits towards their NCCP Maintenance of Certification.  Please note, coaches will be required to enter their NCCP number as part of registration  (Find your NCCP Number).  Each coach will need to have their own unique registration to receive PD credits.

The webinar series will be beneficial to curlers of all levels and abilities as well as coaches.  Log in information will be sent along with a confirmation receipt upon registration.

Have an idea for a topic you’d like addressed?  We’ll do our best to accommodate special requests and source the best subject matter experts or issues with registration?  Contact Andrea at: andrea.ronnebeck@curlnoca.ca

REGISTER TODAY and Check back often, more topics and speakers will be continually be added!

Date and TimeTopicPresenterDescriptionPriceRegisterRegistration DeadlinePD Credits
October 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm ESTBrushingJill OfficerJill Officer, Olympic Gold Medalist, 6 time Canadian Champion, 2 time world curling champion and long-time second for Jennifer Jones will be speaking about brushing. Jill will cover topics such as physical positioning, bio-mechanics, strength, training as well as the current science and theories that team are testing with regard to what appears to be working. As well, Jill will speak to the difference between brushing between men’s teams and women’s teams. $19.99 + HSTClick HERE to RegisterOctober 14, 2020 at 8:00 am EST1
October 19, 2020 at 7:00pm ESTTraining to Win in the Absence of CompetitionRick Lang and Krista McCarvilleRick Lang and Krista McCarville from Thunder Bay will be leading this webinar. Krista is an accomplished competitive curler, having medaled at the STOH twice. Krista has also won both Ontario and Northern Ontario Provincial championships a total of 8 times. Rick is a retired competitive curler and Canadian Men's Team Leader. Rick won 2 world championships as a player and has attended countless world championships with the Canadian Men's Champions. Krista and her team, including coach Rick, are in a unique situation residing in Northern Ontario. Their team is split between Thunder Bay and Sudbury and geography is a factor in both their competition and practice schedules. Rick and Krista will speak about how they have achieved success even though they enter fewer competitions than other high performance teams in Canada$19.99 + HSTClick HERE to RegisterOctober 19, 2020 at 8:00 am EST1
October 28, 2020 at 7:00pm ESTPreparing to Play - Roles and ResponsibilitiesCathy GauthierCathy Gauthier is a former elite athlete, a coach and now a broadcaster for TSN. Cathy has been to 6 Scotties and 3 World Women's Championships. Most recently, Cathy and her senior team won the World Women's Senior Championships in 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Cathy, both as an athlete and coach, brings her experience in the sport but brings added depth to this webinar as an observer of countless games at the National level. How teams and individuals adapt to their positions; how roles and responsibilities are decided; what those roles and responsibilities might be at both junior and adult levels and problem solving if issues arise.$19.99 + HSTClick HERE to RegisterOctober 28, 2020 at 8:00 am EST1