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Curling coaches are community leaders who can inspire passion for sport and physical activity. They mentor young athletes to develop essential life skills, as well as help them realize their potential. Participating in coach education significantly increases a coach’s confidence in his/her abilities. Having trained coaches is one of the key factors that contributes to a quality sport experience.


The NWTCA is committed to ensuring coaching education meets curling centres’ and curlers’ needs and is best in class.


The Community Sport stream is for coaches/volunteers involved with their club’s events and programs that focus on introducing curling to new participants at any age. The key emphasis at this level of training is to provide safe and well planned recreational curling opportunities and events.

There are 2 types of Club Coach Courses offered through the NCCP program including:



The Club Coach/Instructor course focuses on the club curler. This program is designed to enhance the skill set of the coach/instructor who function primarily at the club level, be it with beginner curlers from youth to master age groups. Participants must be a minimum of 16 years old. At this workshop you 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



The philosophy of this course is to create a safe, fun and positive learning environment for kids. Participants will learn how to create an environment in which kids will have a positive learning experience while gaining basic curling skills. This one-day course is ideal for parents and volunteers involved in club-based junior curling programs. Youth as young as 14 years of age may register for this workshop. At this workshop you will learn about:

  • running junior programs

  • making ethical decisions

  • emergency action plans

  • volunteer recruitment & recognition

  • basic technique, games, skills, activities and lots more

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