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Curling Canada and its member associations are strongly committed developing all coaches in our system. The overarching goal here is to ensure that every coach has necessary training support their curlers’ ongoing development. With this in mind, Curling Canada’s LCD Model features a fully-aligned approach to Coach Development.

All Curling Canada coach training programs are connected to the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and fall into one of two streams:

Community Stream: This stream is aimed at coaches working at the club level. Coaches supporting FUNdamentals (U9), Learn to Train (U12), and Train to Train (U15) curlers are encouraged to take Club Coach Youth, while those supporting Curl for Life (15+) curlers are best to take Club Coach.

Competition Stream: This stream is aimed at coaches working with teams. Competition Coach is the standard for coaches of Learn to Compete (U18), Train to Compete (U21), and Compete for Life (21+) teams, with Competition-Development Coach eventually becoming the standard coaches of Learn to Excel (U25) and Train to Excel (25+) teams.


Manager, Youth & Program Development
Curling Canada


(306) 560-0201


[email protected]