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Registration is now open for Competition Development Workshop

February 7, 2014

The Canadian Curling Association is pleased to announce the first official Competition Development Workshop, being held March 27-30, 2014 in Hamilton, Ont. Effective Jan. 1, 2014 “Competition-Development” Coach Workshop has replaced Level 3 Technical, until now this has been a provincially administered program, going forward this will be a nationally administered program being delivered by the CCA.

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Sports Leadership Award for Rea, Morris and Coulterman

November 13, 2013

Three highly successful Canadian curling coaches have been announced as recipients of 2013 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards at the Coaching Association of Canada’s annual Sport Leadership sportif conference in Calgary.

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Wheelchair Curling: Sharing skills and building friendships in Boucherville

October 25, 2013

When members of the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Team journeyed to Boucherville, Que., Oct. 3-6 for a weekend on the ice with 2013 Canadian champions, Team Quebec, the focus was on training techniques and skill-sharing, but it was also on building strong connections among high-performance wheelchair curlers across Canada.

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Training session attracts facilitators from across Canada

October 1, 2013

The start of the curling season is just as important to coaches as it is to curlers. While teams of all levels are getting back on the ice, coaches are working on their skills too, attending National Coaching Certification Programs delivered by their Member Associations (MA).

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A conversation with Andy Jones, wheelchair curling coach

April 25, 2013

Andy Jones of Calgary recently coached Team Alberta to the bronze medal at the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship in Ottawa. Jones works with both able-bodied and wheelchair curlers, and he’s a role model for coaches who might be looking to expand their repertoire of coaching experiences.

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Wheelchair Curling LTAD Summit: “No cookie-cutter approach”

November 6, 2012

Athletes, coaches, representatives from the Canadian Curling Association, member associations, and provincial and national sport organizations gathered recently in Ottawa for the first-ever Wheelchair Curling Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD) Summit to share best practices for developing the sport both recreationally and competitively in Canada.

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Long-Term Athlete Development for Curling in Canada

September 18, 2012

Here’s an interesting fact for the curler who dreams of hoisting a championship trophy or showing off an Olympic medal: research shows that a high-performance curler should ideally be identified and begin the long process towards specialization between the ages of 13 and 15.

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