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Coach Mentorship & Development

The Coaching Association of Canada and Curl BC recognize the value of having trained and certified NCCP coaches engaged in Professional Development programs. This active engagement reinforces the value of lifelong learning and sharing amongst the coaching community.

Below are opportunities available for coach mentorship and development.

Podium Prep Program

This program is aimed at mentoring and developing coaches taking teams to youth playdowns and championships in the province of BC. Development opportunities include:

  • Webinars
    • register in the webinar tab below
  • One-on-one coach meetings
    • leading up to playdowns
    • leading up to the BC Winter Games
    • during the BC Winter Games
  • Additional resources as available

Professional development points will be awarded to all participants in the program.

Coaches click here to register

The 2022 BC Winter Games Mentorship Team

“I am looking forward to working with the BC Winter Games coaches again,” says Zbeetnoff. “This will be my second year involved in the mentorship program. I’m excited to meet some new coaches and reconnect with others.

My passion is fostering collaboration amongst coaches. My hope is to create a safe environment during the program that promotes learning and peer connections that the coaches can continue throughout their coaching careers.”

“I am a competitive curler in BC,” says Miron, “and I have been a certified competition coach for 3 years. This will be my second BC Winter Games as a part of the coach mentorship team! BC winter games is an incredible weekend of sport, learning, and fun for both the athletes and the coaches! I’m excited to meet all the coaches and players competing to represent their zone at the Games. I hope to be able to provide coaches with strategies and tools to help them lead their team to success on and off the ice!”

Webinars

Preparing For Playdowns

  • Date: Saturday December 18th, 2021
  • Time: 1:00pm
  • Facilitators: Barb Zbeetnoff & Logan Miron
  • Registration : click here

Preparing for a Championship

  • Date: Tuesday February 1st, 2022
  • Time: 5:00pm
  • Facilitators: Barb Zbeetnoff & Logan Miron
  • Registeration: click here

Guide to the Games

  • Date: Postponed
  • Time: TBD
  • Facilitator: Irene Schell
  • Registeration: 
Train the Trainer Events

Your club can request to host a train the trainer event, coaches can earn 2-5 PD points for participating

  • How To Teach Stick Curling
  • How to Teach Mixed Doubles Curling

Contact Jason Liu – jliu@curlbc.ca to organize a training event at your club

Development Camps

Rockslide Coach Camp

Rockslide Rumble Coach

NCCP Events
Maintenance of Certification

In order for NCCP coaches to maintain their certified status, they will be required to obtain Professional Development (PD) points. In most cases coaches are already earning the required PD points and it is a matter of reporting these events so that coaches can be recognized for their efforts and track their progress.

How do I acquire PD points?

PD points can be earned through a multitude of activities that coaches already participate in including:

  • Provincial and National Sport Organization conferences & workshops
  • eLearning Modules
  • NCCP Workshops
  • Coach Mentorship  Programs
  • Active Coaching *coaching at club/camp events and/or coaching a team
  • Non-NCCP Events

The number of PD points are subject to approval by the Canadian Coaching Association and Curling Canada

  • Individual Coaches can report their Non-NCCP Events through our online form: Individual PD
  • Facilities can report their Non-NCCP events for coaches to receive professional development points through our online form: Facility Events

How many PD points do I need? 

Only CERTIFIED coaches are required to collect PD points. These coaches have completed the MED, training, and evaluation process. You can accumulate more than the minimum points requirement, but they will not transfer to the next cycle. Points will be reset to zero at the start of the new 5 year cycle. * PD points are sport specific, other sports may have different amounts.

  • Club Coach Youth = No points required
  • Club Coach = No points required
  • Competition Coach = 20 PD points over 5 year cycle
  • Certified Competition Development Coach = 30 PD points over 5 year cycle
  • All Level 2 & Level 3 coaches *ensure you have transferred over to the current system

What happens if I don’t acquire enough PD points?

You will remain a certified coach but have a status of “not renewed” assigned to your certification. To renew your certification you will have to complete another on-ice evaluation and provide accompanying paperwork. Contact Kim Dennis for renewal evaluation fees.

When was Maintenance of Certification implemented?

Self Reporting in the locker

Coaches may self report their active coaching status and self directed learning in the locker, earning up to 8 points per maintenance cycle.

  • Active Coaching: Self reporting = 1 point per year
  • Self Directed Learning: Self reporting = 3 points per maintenance cycle
    • Canucks Autism Network (CAN): Click Here
      • To access the free training modules you will have to create a BC Recreation and Parks Association profile, which has a number of other great training modules for coaches. To make your profile click here.
      • Additional Free Learning opportunities on the BC Recreation & Parks Page: Click Here