Coaching Courses

January 1, 2019 is the deadline to maintain your Certified Status

MED On-line Evaluation Instructions

**NEW Information - 

Competition Development Program implementation and delivery model restraints have resulted in a need to amend the competition rules for coaches accompanying teams to the Scotties/Brier and Olympic Trials.


Effective November 1, 2017 – all coaches accompanying teams to the Scotties, Brier or Olympic Trials must be;

·       Certified Competition Development (equivalent to Level 3 Certified) or;

·       Certified Competition Coach (equivalent to Level 2 Certified) and “Competition Development-In Training**” or;

·       Mental Performance Consultant with one of the following qualifications;

o   Graduate degree in sport and performance psychology or related field

o   Member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association

o   Member of the Applied Association for Sport Psychology

o   Licensed member of the Canadian Psychological Association

 **Note:  A coach may use this status for a maximum of one Olympic Trials and a maximum of two Canadian Men's/Women's Championships.  Curling Canada's position is that an individual coaching at this level should be working towards achieving a Certified Competition Development status.

Club Coach Youth

Competition Coach Intro

MED - Making Ethical Decisions (component of Competition Coach Intro)

University of Calgary - NCI

Stream 1 - Community Sport
Coaches in the Community Sport stream typically become involved on a volunteer basis because their children participate in this sport.  They tend to work with participants of all ages who are new to the sport.  Community Sports stream has 2 coaching contexts: Inititation (Club Coach Youth) and Ongoing Participation (Club Coach).

Club Coach - Youth - 
This course has been developed by the Canadian Curling Association to help meet the needs of those who are leading or assisting in youth programs at the club level. This one-day course, Club Coach - Youth, includes interactive modules such as: 
Setting the Scene, Ethical Coaching, Practice Planning, Safety, Game Orientation, Teaching the Skills, Program Management, Games, Drills & Activities.

Participants of this course will be recognized by the CCA as being Club Coach - Youth trained. This course is NOT part of certification for coaches who intend on registering with a team in playdowns. The cost of the course is $105.00 (GST included). Targeted age group for this course is between the ages of 13-15

Club Coach - Minimum age requirement 16 years old
A 14-hour course on coaching/instructing dealing with the curling skills and knowledge necessary to teach the beginner to intermediate level players.  The "Trained" Club Coach is able to instruct Novice and Intermediate Learn to Curl clinics as well as coaching competitive teams.  Please refer to ACF Coaching Guidelines for proper certification at the Provincial level.

This course includes modules such as:
Plan and design a curling clinic, make ethical decisions, teach correct curling skills, analyze curling techniques, ensure a safe coaching environment and plan, manage and design a curling program.

Club Coach is held on a Saturday and Sunday and runs from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm both days.  Cost of the course is $126.00 (GST included).

Stream 2 - Competition
Coaches in the Competition Stream usually have previous coaching experience or are former athletes in the sport.  They tend to work with athletes over the long term to improve performance, often in preparation for Provincial, National and International competitions. The Competition Stream has 3 coaching contexts: Introduction (Competition Coach), Development (To be introduced in the near future), High Performance.

Competition Coach - Minimum age requirements 16 years old

A 14-hour course designed to prepare coaches to meet the needs of athletes who are relatively new to competition.  At the completion of the course, coaches will be able to develop athletes of any age by teaching or refining the curling skills, strategy and tactics required for athletes to complete at Regional, Provincial, and National level competitions.

Please refer to ACF Coaching Guidelines for proper certification at the Provincial level.

The course is held on a Saturday and Sunday and runs from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm both days.
Cost of the course is $$157.50 (GST included)

NCCP - Course Schedule
for more information please call the saca office.

Competition Coach - Minimum age requirement - 16 years old

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 or Competition Coach Certified.


Level 3 programs are aimed at teaching fundamental principles applicable to coaching high performance athletes.  
The objectives of Level 3 are to develop a high level of technical expertise necessary to advance skills.  Level 3 deals with coaching a high performance team and individual athletes.

Registration is with the Alberta Curling Federation (780) 643-0809.

Please refer to ACF Coaching Guidelines for proper certification at the Provincial level.


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

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