New Rule to take effect September 2011: All coaches at the zone/regional and provincial (including BC Winter Games) level must be a minimum of Competition Coach Certified.
Coaching inquiries can be directed to Elisabeth Walker-Young (Curl BC Special Project Coordinator) at ac.cblrucnull@gnuoyreklawe
Karen Watson, Curl BC Master Learning Facilitator and Evaluator and Coach Development Coordinator
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
The Level 3Technical workshop 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 Canadian Curling Association is in the process of updating the Level 3 components. The current prerequisite for this workshop is Competition Coach Certified. Contact Elisabeth Walker-Young (ac.cblrucnull@gnuoyreklawe or 604-333-3622) to be added to the contact list for updates on future Level 3 technical and practical updates.
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
Click here to find out more about Competition Coach Workshops
Click here to find out more about Community Coach Workshops (Club Coach and Club Coach Youth 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 made by credit card or mailed in cheque. Registrations must be received by the published deadline (approximately 10 days prior to the workshop) to ensure that the minimum number of registrants required for a workshop to proceed are met. Workshops without sufficient registrations will be cancelled unless otherwise communicated.
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 **