Stream: Community Stream
Context: Ongoing Participation
Program Name: “Club Coach”
Background to the “two day” Workshop
(Day 1: 9am to 5pm, Day 2: 9am to 5pm)
This workshop has been designed to prepare community Coaches to meet the needs of novice and intermediate curlers (all ages) in community sport by training them to do the tasks (achieve the outcomes) described below. The target group for the Club Coach Context will include novice curlers of all ages, curlers wishing to upgrade their own basic skills, school programs and bantam and junior recreational leagues and bonspiels. Upon completion of the workshop the participant will be a trained Club Coach. No formal evaluation is required in this context.
Outcomes, Criteria and Evidence for Club Coach Workshop
The Coaching Association of Canada has adapted the NCCP to fit todayʼs Coaching environment. Among
these important changes has been a shift in emphasis from “what a Coach knows” to “what a Coach can
do”. This transformation to a competency/outcomes-based approach has been a key factor in the redevelopment of the program. As a result, this workshop has been designed to prepare Coaches to
demonstrate specific Coaching outcomes that are relevant to the Club Coach context.
The “NCCP Outcome” represents what Coaches in all sports do. All NCCP programs are structured
around these outcomes. The “Criteria” represents what the outcome means for a Curling Club Coach.
will prepare Coaches to:
Provide Support To Athletes in Training
- Lead Participants in appropriate activities.
- Verify that facilities and equipment pose no safety risks.
- Explain and demonstrate one activity in a way that is consistent with the guidelines set out for the
- Ensure the presentation promotes the self-esteem of the participants.
- Be a role model so the participants can see how an activity should be delivered.
Make Ethical Decisions
- Apply an ethical decision making process.
- Show an understanding of the simplified ethical decision-making framework.
- Analyze a commonly occurring Coaching situation, apply a decision-making framework, and describe a course of action for dealing with the situation that is consistent with the values and philosophy of the NCCP.
Plan a Practice
- Plan Clinic activities in a safe manner.
- Describe and demonstrate one specific practice plan, ensuring it is age suitable and describing the drills, giving the reasons for these activities and the time involved.
- Plan a clinic that keeps all the participants active and demonstrates a variety of activities for skill development in a fun manner.
Support the Competitive Experience
- Model exemplary behaviour at practice/clinic and during competition.
- Encourage participants to participate in a community-level competitive activity in a sportsmanlike manner.
- Assist a team in preparing for all the eventualities surrounding a community- level competition.
- Demonstrate respect to officials, competitors, spectators and fellow Coaches.
- Detect and correct basic skill errors
- Identify the basic athletic abilities required for the delivery and brushing technique.
- Assess the status of the participant in terms of these techniques and identify appropriate corrective
- Communicate these corrective measures to the participant in a manner, which promotes the self-esteem of the participant.
Design a Sport Program
- Design a multi-week program.
- Work with participants to set goals and success indicators.
- Establish a sound progression of practices/clinics for the development of skills and some athletic abilities for participants competing at the community level.
Manage a Program
- Communicate program philosophy, organization and athlete progress to athletes and parents.
- Ensure the program meets the needs of all the participants in the program, which may vary greatly.
- Ensure the Coaching philosophies of the Coach are communicated to the participants and to their
- Ensure the schedule of events is complete, and well communicated to all.
Module 1: Role of the Coach and Organizational management
Module 2: Game Orientation, Rules and Etiquette
Module 3: Introduction to Strategy
Module 4: Safety!
Module 5: Warm-ups and Cool-downs
Module 6: Delivery A, Delivery B and Delivery C
Module 7: Brushing
Module 8: Ethical Coaching
Module 9: Clinics!
Module 10: Practices
Module 11: Skill Analysis!
Module 12: Material for Special Interest Groups