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Coaching Courses

The National Coaching Certification Program is a coach training and certification program for 65 different sports. NCCP workshops are designed to meet the needs of all types of coaches, from the first-time coach to the head coach of a national team. The NCCP is the recognized national standard for coach training and certification in Canada.

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2016-2017 Club Coach - Youth Workshops

Coaches who take this one and one half-day (1 ½) workshop will become “Club Coach - Youth Trained”.
Club Coach-Youth is designed for coaches who do not require certification but become involved on a voluntary (and often short-term) basis. Participants tend to work with curlers of all ages who are new to the sport, but most particularly with Little Rock Curlers.

Registrants must be 14 years of age or older as of the date of the workshop.

ZoneDateFeeOn-Line Registration
North Grenville C.C.2Oct.1-2,2016$ 135.00On-line Registration opens Aug. 2,2016
Wilberforce C.C.5Nov.5 - 6,2016$ 135.00Workshop Date changed to Nov 5-6,2016

2016-17 Club Coach Workshops

This is a program designed to enhance the skill set of the coach or instructor who functions primarily at the club level but whose teams are starting their competitive experience.This workshop does not lead to CERTIFICATION.

Registrants must be 14 years of age or older as of the date of the workshop.

ClubZoneDateFeeOn-line Registration
RA Curling Club (Ottawa)2Sept. 24-25,2016$ 195.00On-line Registration opens Aug 2,2016
Huntsville C.C.
Workshop cancelled
Workshop cancelled
$ 195.00Workshop cancelled on Oct. 8,2016
Tam Heather C.C.
Closed-Class full
6Sat Oct 22 & Sat.Oct 29
No Sundays
$ 195.00Note consecutive Saturdays
Class full-registration closed Oct 12
Ennismore C.C.5Oct.22-23,2016$ 195.00On-line Registration opens Aug 2,2016
Stayner Granite Club9Oct.29-30,2016$ 195.00On-line Registration opens Aug 2,2016
Carleton Place C.C.3Oct. 29-30,2016$195.00On-line Registration opens Aug 2,2016

2016-17 Competition Coach Workshops

This two-day workshop is designed to train a coach of a medium to advanced performance team. After completing the workshop the coach is considered to be a “Competition Coach In-Training” and leads to NCCP Certification as Competition Coach.

Registrants must be 14 years of age or older as of the date of the workshop.

Funding assistance available through the Coaches Association of Ontario. See details.

ClubZoneDateFeeOn-Line registration
High Park C.C.8Tues. Sept.13,2016 6:30-10:00pm
Wed.Sept. 14,2016 6:30-10:00 pm
Thurs.Sept.15,2016 6:30-10:00 pm
Tues.Sept.20,2016 6:30-10:00 pm
$ 255.00See special schedule weekday evenings only
Dundas Granite C.C.13Oct. 22-23,2016$ 255.00On-line Registration opens August 2,2016
Bayview G.& C.C.
Closed-Class full
7Oct.29-30,2016$ 255.00On-line Registration closed Sept 20 class full
Fenelon Falls C.C.5Nov.12-13,2016$ 255.00On-line Registration opens August 2,2016
Forest Curling& Social Club16Nov.12-13,2016$ 255.00On-line Registration opens Sept,6 2016

2016-2017 Make Ethical Decisions (MED) Workshop

This 3 1/2 hour workshop is for Competition Coaches working towards NCCP Certification or for coaches who require the Making Ethical Decision (MED) component to complete the training portion missed in the 'old' Level 1 and Level 2 NCCP Coach Program (prior to 2009).

Registrants must be 14 years of age or older as of the date of the workshop.

ClubZoneDateFeeOn-Line Registration

Curling’s Coaching Code of Ethics

  • The Coach shall act with integrity in performing all duties owed to the athletes, the sport, other members of the Coaching profession and the public.
  • The Coach shall strive to be well prepared and current in order that all duties in his/her discipline are fulfilled with competence.
  • The Coach shall act in the best interest of the athlete’s development as a whole person.
  • The Coach shall accept the role of officials in providing judgment to ensure that competitions are conducted fairly and in accordance with the established rules.
  • The Coach’s conduct toward other Coaches shall be characterized by courtesy, good faith and respect.
  • The Coach shall maintain the highest standards of personal conduct and support the principles of fair play.


Skill Awards

This program is designed for young curlers. With 6 Levels ranging from Little Rock to the Gold Star, each has a different set of skill requirements. A certificate and crest is awarded for each level completed.


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Little Rock Lesson Plans

Lesson plans for Little Rockers aged 6 – 8
Lesson plans for Little Rockers aged 9 – 11

Curling Journal for Coaches

The 190 page “Curling Journal for Coaches” was produced as a resource for all coaches regardless of the team’s competitive level. Included are sufficient forms to cover a full season of practices, games and useful material in a handy 7” X 9” 3-ring binder. See the flyer/order form for full details.

Police Check

We require coaches at a youth event to have an acceptable police check. We have registered with BackCheck.net/ontcurl to provide an alternative method to obtain a police check without using your local police station. In most cases, it will provide results next day from Canadian Police. However a “Not Clear” result will still require you to initiate a local police check.

Click here to obtain your police check online.

Funding and Grants

Any coach registering for NCCP Competition-Introduction, Level 3 technical or new Competition-Development can submit to receive 75% course fee subsidy and apply for travel bursary too. Click here for more information.

Helpful Coaching Links

Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport
Sports Alliance Ontario
Coaches Association of Canada
Coaches Association of Ontario