Northern Alberta Curling Association




Are you looking to attend a course this upcoming season?

If so, check out Curling Alberta’s course schedule here:



The success of a sports program depends a great deal on the quality of the coach.  That's why the Coaching Association of Canada recommends that all coaches in Canada, whether novice or master, become certified in the National Coaching Certified Program (NCCP).


ATTENTION: LEVEL 2 CERTIFIED COACHES - January 1, 2019 is the deadline to maintain your Certified Status
All coaches whose Levels NCCP qualification are transferred to the New NCCP must complete Make Ethical Decisions (MED) Evaluation by January 1, 2019. Coaches who fail to meet this requirement will be reassigned "In Training" status. "Trained" status will be restored when the MED training is complete.



Competition Coach is a 2-day workshop.  It is recommended that individuals have a good understanding of the game and technical skills (e.g. competitive curler with no previous coaching experience).

The Competition Coach will learn the following from the perspective of working with Intermediate to Advanced-skilled teams.

  • Teaching and learning Strategies
  • Strategy and Tactics
  • Delivery and Brushing Skills
  • Skills Analysis
  • Practice Planning, including Safety and EAP (Emergency Action Plan)
  • Drills to Correct



The primary difference between the Community Sport Stream and the Competition Stream is evaluation.

In order for a coach to be deemed "Certified", the coach must undergo a mandatory evaluation.

Coaches can begin their training in the Competition Stream (i.e. Community Stream is not a prerequisite). HOWEVER, coaches need to have a good understanding of the game and technical skills.  New coaches are strongly recommended to take the Club Coach workshop to get the fundamentals of teaching the curling delivery that is not provided in the Competition Coach course.  This will allow coaches to enhance their knowledge and skill base.


Competition Development Coach

Competition Development is a comprehensive course that is designed to assist coaches in taking their teams to the next level of competitive play (eg: provincial, national or international). It is recommended that coaches are working with teams that are “Training to Compete.” The workshop encompasses planning, strategy, analysis and program management to better your team’s performance. The Prerequisites for the Competition development work shop is Level 2 Certified in the old system or Competition Coach Certified.



Coaches Webinars - for Coaches wishing to earn professional development points.              MAKING ETHICAL DECISIONS ONLINE EVALUATION