Coaching in the NWT
The NWTCA has adopted the Coaching Association of Canada’s Responsible Coaching Movement. Click here for more information
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 curling coach?
Club Coach (coaching at the club level)
Competition Coach (coaching a competitive team)
How to Request Clinics and Other Technical Assistance
The NWT Curling Association offers a number of clinics. The Executive Director and 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
Clubs interested in hosting a NWTCA program must fill out a Request to Host Form and email to the Executive Director.
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 (Executive Director 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
advertize 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
Below are the Costs to Host Curling Club to host a NWTCA Program
The NWTCA will bill the Host Curling Club for the resource materials at their cost. If more than 21 days notice is given, there is no freight charge. However if less notice is given, the Host Curling Club will be responsible for freight charges.
The NWTCA will charge a clinician rate of $150/day for the clinician and a $25 admin fee. A ½ day rate of $75 for any travel after 5pm will be in place. The evaluator fee will be $100/evaluation. Any travel with arrival after noon is a full day rate. All of this will be billed by NWTCA
A cancellation fee when 2 weeks or less notice is provided will be $200, plus a $25 admin fee to be billed by the NWTCA.
Unless otherwise indicated, Instructors/Camp Conductors will be compensated as below:
Honoraria - The Host Curling Club will provide the instructor with an honoraria of $100.00 or as agreed with the instructor.
Per Diem - If the Host Curling Club is not providing meals for the instructor/camp conductor, the host curling club will pay a per diem of $50.00 per day.
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.
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.
NWT Level - Adult
The NWT Curling Association will recognize a coach for a team providing the coach has completed at least Competition Coach.
Curling Canada requires that a coach accompanying a team be Competition Coach.
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.
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.