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Coaching Information

Curl BC Coaching Contacts:

  • Education & Camps Coordinator Kimberly Dennis
    • For inquiries about coach training, certification, and maintenance email kdennis@curlbc.ca
    • all Coach training and certification is through the NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program)
  • Coach Development Coordinator Karen Watson
    • Works with Kim Dennis to ensure Curl BC meets the coach training standards set by the CAC (Coaching Association of Canada) and Curling Canada.
    • Contact Karen Watson for any inquiries about Coach Development.

Unsure of your coach certification details? Look up your NCCP Coaching transcript online on the Coaches Association of Canada’s database; the locker.

Coaching Streams

The Community Sport stream is for coaches/volunteers involved with their club’s events and programs that focus on introducing curling to new participants at any age. The key emphasis at this level of training is to provide safe and well planned recreational curling opportunities and events.

There are 2 types of Club Coach Courses offered through the NCCP program including:

  • Club Coach Youth (1 day workshop)
  • Club Coach (2 day workshop)

The Competition Coach stream is for coaches/volunteers that will work with teams participating in playdown events. The focus is working with developing competitive teams. Completion of the MED (Making Ethical Decision) module and an on-ice Evaluation is mandatory for certification.

  • All coaches are required to have Competition Coach Certification for BC Winter Games

The Competition Development workshop is a comprehensive course that is designed to assist coaches in taking their teams to the next level of competitive play provincially, nationally, or internationally. The workshop encompasses planning, strategy, analysis and program management to better your team’s performance. It is recommended that coaches are working with teams that are “Training to Compete.”

  • Prerequisites: Coaches must be Competition Coach or Level 2 certified
  • Competition Development has replaced the previous Level 3 Technical.

Transferring Previous Training & Certification

If you were trained under the previous Level 1, 2, or 3 system visit:  the Transferring System Page to find out more about the requirements to transfer to the new system.

Want to know more? Visit:

Coaching FAQ

 Rockslide Coach Camp

Coach Mentorship Program

Professional Development

Curling Canada and the Coaching Association of Canada have developed a new tool called LINKs that helps coaches through the coaching pathway. Visit http://www.curling.ca/about-the-sport-of-curling/coaching-resources/coach-training/ to use it.

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