Why be a Coach?
Wherever there is an athlete, there is a coach. While some coaches start out as athletes, most are parents, teachers, sport fans, and community members who want to be part of a sport they love and make a difference.
Coaches inspire their participants to excel. They lead while building tomorrow’s leaders. When you coach, you encourage participants of all ages to be active, to challenge themselves, and to have fun. In fact, coaching offers enormous benefits for coaches and participants alike.
Interested in becoming a Coach?
How to Request Clinics and Other Technical Assistance
The NWT Curling Association offers a number of clinics. The NWTCA Administrative Assistant and the NWTCA Director of High Performance can provide assistance to curling clubs interested in hosting coaching or technical programs.
Formal Programs offered:
Technical Clinics, Novice/Learn-to-Curl, Coaching, Officiating, Icemaking, High-Performance Programs, Youth Camps, Adult Intermediate Camps, HP Camps
NWT Curling Association
from the information on the Request to Host Programs Form, arrange for an instructor/camp conductor
arrange and pay for flights/ground transportation for instructor/camp conductor
order required resource material (NWTCA Administrative Assistant will advise Treasurer so appropriate billing can occur)
assist the instructor/camp conductor to ensure required resources are sent to host curling club
Host Curling Club
complete Request to Host Programs Form and email as indicated on form.
provide instructor/camp conductor with suitable accommodations
provide instructor/camp conductor with meals or pay per diem
provide instructor/camp conductor with honorarium
pay for the resource materials
advertise program at their curling club
provide appropriate facility for program (ice and/or room for training)
provide instructor/camp conductor with required equipment to offer program
additional travel costs if booked less than 3 weeks in advance
Coaching Requirements for Championships
NWT Level - Juniors
The NWT Curling Association requires that all junior teams are accompanied by a coach. Coaches must be Competition Coach Certified. The NWTCA recommends that there be a chaperone of the same gender as the players if the coach of a junior team is not the same gender as the players. Junior teams may request the services of a Coaching Consultant.
Arctic Winter Games
The NWT Curling Association requires that a coach be Competition Coach to accompany a team to Arctic Winter Games. A chaperone of the same gender as the players must accompany the team should the coach not be the same gender as the players.
Rock the Rings
The NWT Curling Association requires that all junior teams are accompanied by a coach. It is recommended that the coach be at least a Club Coach Youth. The NWTCA recommends that there be a chaperone of the same gender as the players if the coach of a youth team is not the same gender as the players.
Curling Canada requires that a coach accompanying a team be Competition Coach.
Canada Winter Games
The Canada Winter Games Committee requires that a coach accompanying a team to Canada Winter Games be Competition Coach with Canada Winter Games Coach Training. Arrangements may be made by Sport North for a chaperone of the same gender as the players should the coach not be the same gender as the players.