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. 


Course Image Performance Planning - Competition Development

Performance Planning - Competition Development

This course enables coaches to plan a program based on training and competition opportunities appropriate to the stage of the Long-Term Curler Development (LTCD) Model that their athletes are in. Coaches will learn to identify measures promoting development and integrating yearly training prioritie…
Course Image Prevention and Recovery - Competition Development

Prevention and Recovery - Competition Development

This course explores concepts around understanding the nature of injuries and how to set up your coaching practice to help with injury prevention.  The course will include looking at effective warm ups, recovery strategies and looking at skill execution as signs of fatigue. You will also develop a …
Course Image Developing Athletic Abilities - Competition Development

Developing Athletic Abilities - Competition Development

This course enables coaches on how to investigate, examine and develop the athletic abilities of their athletes.  
Course Image Long Term Curler Development Model - Competition Development

Long Term Curler Development Model - Competition Development

This course will help coaches understand Curling Canada's Long Term Curler Development (LTCD) Framework and how it applies the programs and coaches.  The Long Term Curler Development Framework should guide the coach in the why, when and how to introduce skills, run training, use competitions, etc..…
Course Image Health and Wellness - Competition Development

Health and Wellness - Competition Development

This course is intended to train coaches in the fundamentals of health and wellness for their athletes, including topics such as fatigue management, travel planning, diet and nutrition, and anti-doping precautions.
Course Image Understanding the NCCP - Competition Development

Understanding the NCCP - Competition Development

This course will help coaches understand Curling Canada's Coach Development Model, the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) structure and where they are in the system.  This course will explain the Competition Development Coach Training and Certification Pathway, recommended sequence of t…
Course Image Manage a Program - Competition Development

Manage a Program - Competition Development

This course will help coaches understand their own personal coaching gaps, learn how to surround themselves with a support team, assist with managing a curling team's season - administratively, financially, logistically.  The course will address, team meetings and communication, media, team contrac…