Calling all curling coaches: Brush up your skills
There are plenty of opportunities to improve your coaching skills thanks to a new round of coaching workshops organized by Curl BC.
Competition coach workshops are being held in Nanaimo, North Vancouver and Kimberley this fall.
Over two days, the workshops will cover teaching and learning strategies, tactics, delivery & brushing skills. They will also cover ethical decision-making, skills analysis and drills to fix faults, among other things. There is no pre-requisite to participate but it is recommended that participants have coaching experience or have curled at a competitive level.
Coaches who complete the course will be eligible to coach at playdowns, provincials, nationals and the BC Winter Games.
The workshops are taking place in October and November, but participants must register ahead of time.
Visit http://curlbc.ca/development/coaching/competition-coach-workshops/ for more details.
Curl BC is also offering coaching workshops for people who want to coach at their local curling centre.
The remaining community coach workshop is being offered in Parksville.
At the two-day workshop, coaches will learn about:
- making ethical decisions and emergency action plans
- volunteer recruitment and recognition
- curling technique, skill analysis & intro in strategy
- starting a junior program
- coaching teams to their first bonspiel
- working with special interest groups and lots more
Anyone who is interested in the remaining workshop, taking place in October at Parksville Curling Club, should visit http://curlbc.ca/development/coaching/community-coach-workshops/.