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Competition Development Program Information

As of December 31, 2013 Level 3 Technical no longer exists, replacing it will be a new, comprehensive program called “Competition Development”. The program is being administered and delivered by the Canadian Curling Association nationally and is open to all provinces/territories. Our goal is to move the workshop around the country.

This program is designed to assist the coach in taking their teams to the next level of provincial, national or international play.  This workshop focuses on the planning, strategy, analysis and program management needed to improve your team’s performance. Coaches should be actively working with a “Training to Compete” level team during this program  There is a small wheelchair curling component, so coaches working with athletes with a disability would also benefit from this program.

Most provincial/territorial coaching associations have funding assistance available for competition development training, tuition and travel costs.

While ice time is minimal in this workshop, curling gear will be required.

During this training coaches will learn:

  • Current technical skills
  • How to analyze technical and tactical performance
  • Performance planning
  • Program management
  • Advanced strategy
  • Advanced practice planning
  • Prevention and recovery (integrated multi-sport module)
  • Developing athletic abilities (integrated multi-sport module)

The program will take approximately 14 months to complete, as it requires writing, implementing, executing and debriefing an annual plan. In addition to the annual plan portfolio, two observation evaluations (a practice and a competitive environment) must be completed.  Five webinars will be scheduled in the fall for material not covered in the in-person workshop. Coaches will need to complete the Competition Development Make Ethical Decision Online Evaluation and will need to complete the four remaining competition development multi-sport modules – Managing Conflict, Coaching and Leading Effectively, Psychology of Performance and Leading Drug Free Sport.

Competition Development Training Pathway

If you have interest in participating in the next workshop please contact your provincial/territorial curling association or email jferris@curling.ca.

 Competition Development Coach Pathway

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Level 3 Certified Coaches may purchase the Competition Development Reference Material. Click here for order information.