Coach Development

Coaches are vital to ensuring curlers of all ages, stages and ability enjoy the sport in a safe manner, and have the opportunity to develop their skills at their own pace. Coaches play a key role in the implementation of curling’s Long Term Athlete Development Model for both recreational and competitive curlers. Coaches act in key volunteer roles that support programming at our local clubs.

Looking for a rewarding way to volunteer? Get involved as a coach! The Ontario Curling Council, Northern Ontario Curling Association and CurlON train and certify the most curling coaches in the world! They do so using the world-renowned National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

Coaches learn how to coach the level of athlete they are planning to work with by entering either the Recreational or Competitive stream.

The Coaches Association of Ontario (CAO) is your hub for coaching sport in Ontario, offering coach development, funding and events to coaches of all sports from community to high performance.  For more information about how CAO can support you throughout your coaching journey, visit

Ready to start your NCCP training? Not sure where to start? Click on the links to the right. To create an NCCP#, click the button “Click here to Check Your NCCP Certification” and then click on “Don’t have an NCCP#? Create a new one!”. Or, perhaps you’re already a certified coach – check your status in the NCCP Locker.

Coaching in Ontario

So you’ve taken your NCCP Training, and you’re looking to get involved at your club, with a team or perhaps in some of the Provincial Programs…Check out our Opportunities Pathways for curling coaches in Ontario.

Not sure what you’re qualified to do, or what training you need to take? The Opportunities Pathway can help guide your training selections.

Click on the graphic at right. 

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