Coaching Standards for National Championships

Curling Canada Coaching Qualifications for National Events (effective: November 1, 2017)
Please note – Level 1, 2, 3 is expired terminology within the NCCP

Canada Winter Games
– Certified Competition Development Coach OR Certified Competition Coach (Competition Introduction) with specialized Canada Winter Games Professional Development Module.
– Minimum age 21.

U18 Canadian Men’s and Women’s
– Minimum Standard: Competition Coach “Trained” (Note: Competition Coach “Trained” = Competition Coach Workshop + Make Ethical Decisions Workshop).
– Minimum age 21.

U21 Canadian Men’s and Women’s
– Minimum Standard:  Competition Coach Certified (Competition Introduction).
– Minimum age 21.

U-SPORTS / CCAA
– Minimum Standard:  Competition Coach Certified (Competition Introduction).
– Minimum age 21.

Pre Trials (year 2021)
– Minimum Standard: Certified Competition Development or; Certified Competition Coach and Competition Development “In-Training**” or; Mental Performance Consultant with one of the following qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in sport and performance psychology or related field,
  • Member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association,
  • Member of the Applied Association for Sport Psychology,
  • Licenced member of the Canadian Psychological Association.

Note**: A coach may use this status for a maximum of one Curling Trials and a maximum of two Canadian Men’s or Women’s Championships in a two consecutive year period. Curling Canada’s position is that an individual coaching at this level should be working towards achieving a Certified Competition Development status.

Canada Cup
– Minimum Standard:  Certified Competition Development or; Certified Competition Coach and Competition Development “In-Training**” or; Mental Performance Consultant with one of the following qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in sport and performance psychology or related field,
  • Member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association,
  • Member of the Applied Association for Sport Psychology,
  • Licenced member of the Canadian Psychological Association.

Note**: A coach may use this status for a maximum of one Curling Trials and a maximum of two Canadian Men’s or Women’s Championships in a two consecutive year period. Curling Canada’s position is that an individual coaching at this level should be working towards achieving a Certified Competition Development status.

Curling Trials (year 2021)
– Minimum Standard: Certified Competition Development or; Certified Competition Coach and Competition Development “In-Training**” or; Mental Performance Consultant with one of the following qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in sport and performance psychology or related field,
  • Member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association,
  • Member of the Applied Association for Sport Psychology,
  • Licenced member of the Canadian Psychological Association.

Note**: A coach may use this status for a maximum of one Curling Trials and a maximum of two Canadian Men’s or Women’s Championships in a two consecutive year period. Curling Canada’s position is that an individual coaching at this level should be working towards achieving a Certified Competition Development status.

Brier
– Minimum Standard: Certified Competition Development or; Certified Competition Coach and Competition Development “In-Training**” or; Mental Performance Consultant with one of the following qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in sport and performance psychology or related field,
  • Member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association,
  • Member of the Applied Association for Sport Psychology,
  • Licenced member of the Canadian Psychological Association.

Note**: A coach may use this status for a maximum of one Curling Trials and a maximum of two Canadian Men’s or Women’s Championships in a two consecutive year period. Curling Canada’s position is that an individual coaching at this level should be working towards achieving a Certified Competition Development status.

Tournament of Hearts
– Minimum Standard: Certified Competition Development or;  Certified Competition Coach and Competition Development “In-Training**” or;  Mental Performance Consultant with one of the following qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in sport and performance psychology or related field,
  • Member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association,
  • Member of the Applied Association for Sport Psychology,
  • Licenced member of the Canadian Psychological Association.

Note**: A coach may use this status for a maximum of one Curling Trials and a maximum of two Canadian Men’s or Women’s Championships in a two consecutive year period. Curling Canada’s position is that an individual coaching at this level should be working towards achieving a Certified Competition Development status.

Mixed Doubles
– Minimum Standard:  Competition Coach Certified (Competition Introduction).

Mixed Doubles Trials
– Minimum Standard: Certified Competition Development or; Certified Competition Coach and Competition Development “In-Training**” or; Mental Performance Consultant with one of the following qualifications;

  • Graduate degree in sport and performance psychology or related field,
  • Member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association,
  • Member of the Applied Association for Sport Psychology,
  • Licenced member of the Canadian Psychological Association.

Note**: A coach may use this status for a maximum of one Curling Trials and a maximum of two Canadian Men’s or Women’s Championships in a two consecutive year period. Curling Canada’s position is that an individual coaching at this level should be working towards achieving a Certified Competition Development status.

4-person Mixed
– Minimum Standard:  Competition Coach Certified (Competition Introduction).

Seniors
– Minimum Standard:  Competition Coach Certified (Competition Introduction).

Wheelchair
– Minimum Standard:  Competition Coach Certified (Competition Introduction).