Competition Development Multi-Sport Workshop weekend a huge success

Great weekend for curling and other coaches from sports like figure skating, swimming, basketball, trampoline and taekwondo as they came together at the Leaside Curling Club for a Competition Development Multi-sport workshop weekend.   Four workshops delivered in partnership with the assistance of great facilitators from the Coaches Association of Ontario.   Congratulations to all of the 21 coaches who were able to make the commitment to learning and professional development on a summer weekend and to

Coach Training Calendar Released – Registration Now Open

For the 2017-2018 Season, the Ontario Curling Council will be assuming responsibility of Coach Training inclusive of National Coach Certification Programming (NCCP) on behalf of our members, Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA) and Ontario Curling Association (CurlON).  By moving coach training to one organization, we can more efficiently run programs, keep our Coach Developers current with their training, and ultimately train more coaches through NCCP workshops and Professional Development. We’ll be adding more professional development webinars and learning opportunities throughout the

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

The Anatomy of a Curling Coach

Under the “old” system of coach/instructor training, if memory serves, it was in Level I Theory that a topic called “The Role of the Coach” existed. Prospective coach/instructors were hit head on with the set of unique challenges facing a “curling” coach. When I took my Level III Theory component, where you were with coaches of a variety of sports, I was the one about whom most of the other coaches were curious because of those unique challenges and the

And You Call Yourself “Coach”?

This post is not an easy one to write. I’m an avid supporter of the National Coaching Certification Programme in Canada! I believe this programme comes as close to producing coaches who are knowledgeable, dedicated, forward thinking and caring as any in the entire world. But, nothing’s perfect. Some coaches who get certified somewhere along the line, lose sight of their role with athletes, especially young athletes. The impetus for this post comes from two long distance situations where coaches sought