Competition Development

Competition Development Coach

The Competition Development program is administered and delivered by Curling Canada nationally and is open to all provinces/territories.

The Competition Development Program is the next “level” of education for Certified Competition Coaches.  Coaches who plan to coach adult athletes competing at the Brier, Scotties, Mixed Doubles and Olympic Trials require this designation, as do coaches who plan to pursue further education like the Advanced Coaching Diploma.  Coaches advancing to the Canada Winter Games are required to have two of the eleven “courses” contained within the program.  The program’s training is all online using this platform except for three required multi-sport modules and two in-person evaluations.  If you’re looking to raise your game to the next level as a coach – this is the program for you.  

Prerequisite:  Coaches must be “Certified Competition Coaches” to participate in this program.

Restrictions:  This program is restricted to Canadian residents only.

Click on the above image for the complete Competition Development program guide in PDF format. 

Program Details

The Competition Development program is administered by Curling Canada and its training is ONLINE with the exception of three multi-sport modules and two in-person evaluations.  The program is available in both English and French.  Competition Development is offered in a blended format with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities.

Synchronized Courses

Synchronized courses are facilitator-led in a “Zoom-style” environment.  Synchronized courses may have pre-tasks, post-tasks, or group work.  Coaches should not enrol in a specific course unless they can attend all of the synchronous sessions for the course.  Curling Canada will aspire to offer synchronized courses a minimum of 2-3 times (in English) per calendar year, and at least once per year in French.

Asynchronous Courses

Asynchronous courses are self-paced, individually available courses that are part of the Competition Development Pathway.  These courses will be offered year-round.

Additional information

For more information, to register for courses, and to see the upcoming schedule of synchronized courses, please visit the Competition Development Program information site.

Questions about the Competition Development program should be directed to Curling Canada:

Jennifer Ferris, ChPC
NCCP and Safe Sport Consultant   |  289-527-0352

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