Coach training and certification through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) inquiries can be directed to Audrey Wong (Curl BC Educational Programs Coordinator) at email@example.com
Karen Watson, Coach Development Coordinator works closely with Audrey in ensuring Curl BC meets the coach training standards set by the Coaches Association of Canada (CAC) and the Canadian Curling Association (CCA).
Unsure of your coach certification details? Look up your NCCP Coaching transcript online on the Coaches Association of Canada’s database; the locker.
The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) has developed two streams to coach training and certification. The Community Sport stream is for coaches who typically work with participants of all ages, many of whom are new to the sport of curling. This includes instruction to club volunteers or school teachers, so that they can run a novice clinic, junior or school program. An emphasis on safe, well planned recreational curling is key to this level of training. There are 2 workshops in this stream are called Club Coach: Youth (1-day) and Club Coach/Instructor (2-day).
The second stream is called Competition. The Competition Coach Workshop focuses on coaching athletes who are looking to be competitive. An ethical module; Making Ethical Decisions (MED) as well as an on-ice coaching evaluation is involved in this level of certification. In BC, coaches of juvenile teams are required to have Competition Coach certification to coach at BC Winter Games.
Level 3 Certification (Level 3 will be transitioned into the new system in 2014 and will be referred to as Competition Development certification)
The Level 3/Competition Development training and certification is for coaches working with advanced curlers preparing to enter national competitions. These High Performance athletes are coached to refine advanced skills and tactics. The current prerequisite for this workshop is a full Competition Coach certification including the completion of the only Make Ethical Decisions (MED) module.
Level 3 certification consists of three components: theory (multi-sport), technical (sport specific), and practical (involving instructional or coaching experience).
Level 3 Theory (multi-sport)
In order to become Level 3 Certified coaches must also compete 4 of the following 6 Competition-Development Modules offered through Coaches BC:
- Coaching and Leadership Effectively
- Developing Athletic Ability
- Leading Drug-free Sport
- Managing Conflict
- Prevention and Recovery
- Psychology of Performance
Once the Competition Development process is confirmed, we will post it online, share it via Curling Connection e-newsletter and inform coaches at Competition Coach workshops.
If your curling club is interested in hosting a coaching workshop please contact the Curl BC Office.
Registrations must be completed online and payment must be made by credit card or mailed in cheque before the workshop. Registrations must be received by the published deadline (approximately 10 days prior to the workshop) to ensure that the minimum number of participants (six) required for a workshop to proceed is met. Workshops without sufficient registrations may be cancelled.
Refund Policy. Workshop registration fees, which differ depending on the type of workshop, must be paid in full at the time of registration. A $25 non-refundable fee will apply to cancellations. Cancellations after the registration deadline will not be refunded.
** ALL OLD COACHING CERTIFICATION MUST BE TRANSFERRED TO THE NEW SYSTEM BY 2014 OR RISK BECOMING EXPIRED **
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