Coaching Courses

Community Sport - Instructor Training

Club Coach Youth

This workshop has been designed for the community Coach who is working with children or youth and is introducing the basic skills of curling. The goals of this workshop is to prepare Coaches to help out at the club level. The program is a 7-hour workshop that deals with everything from basic delivery/sweeping mechanics to program safety, setup and logisticsMinimum age requirement - 14 years old

Club Coach

The Club Coach program is a 15 hour ( 2 day) workshop designed to enhance the skill set of Instructors who function predominantly at the club level. The Club Coach will be competent in training curlers from youth to masters, with skill levels of beginner to intermediate. The Club Coach is able to instruct Novice (Learn to Curl) and Intermediate clinics.Minimum age requirement - 16 years old

Competition Coach

Competition Coach is a 2 day workshop. It is recommended that individuals have a good understanding of the game and technical skills from the perspective of working with Intermediate to Advanced-skilled teams. The Competition Coach will learn: Teaching & learning Strategies, Strategy & Tactics, Delivery & Brushing Skills, Skill Analysis, Practice Planning (including Safety & EAP) and Drills to Correct. Minimum age requirement - 16 years old

Competition Coach Course
Okotoks Curling Club
October 20 &21, 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm 
$157.00 (inc. GST)

optional MED (Making Ethical Decisions) Workshop
October 19th, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm
$45.00 (inc. GST)

Competition Coach Course
innisfail Curling Club
October 27 & 28, 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm 
$157.00 (inc. GST)

optional MED (Making Ethical Decisions) Workshop
October 26th, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm
$45.00 (inc. GST)

Competition Development Coach

Competition Development is a comprehensive course that is designed to assist coaches in taking their teams to the next level of competitive play (eg: provincial, national or international). It is recommended that coaches are working with teams that are “Training to Compete.” The workshop encompasses planning, strategy, analysis and program management to better your team’s performance. The Prerequisites for the Competition development work shop is Level 2 Certified in the old system oCompetition Coach Certified.

Coaching Requirements

Coaches - PD (Professional Development) Points
Effective January 2014, a "Maintenance of Certification" for all NCCP coaches was implemented by Curling Canada. Coaches are required to earn a minimum number of PD Points defendant on their date of certification.
  • Competition Coach - 5 years to earn 20 points
  • Competition Development - 5 years to earn 30 points
  • Club Coach is not included in the PD Point program
PD (Professional Development) Points can be earned though a variety of activities. The following workshops have recently been added to 'the Locker' to obtain PD Points:
  • Strategy & Tactics Workshop
  • Coaching a Team in a Competition Effectively
  • Technical Skills Workshop (TBA)
  • Curling Analytics (TBA)
For further information regarding PD Points, please contact Curling Canada 

ATTENTION: LEVEL 2 CERTIFIED COACHES - January 1, 2019 is the deadline to maintain your Certified Status
The five-year countdown began January 1, 2014.
All coaches whose Levels NCCP qualification are transferred to the New NCCP must complete Make Ethical Decisions (MED) Evaluation by January 1, 2019. Coaches who fail to meet this requirement will be reassigned "In Training" status. "Trained" status will be restored when the MED training is complete.

MED On-line Evaluation Instructions

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Phone the SACA office at 403-246-9300
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If your club would be interested in hosting a course, please contact the SACA office.

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