Wheelchair Curling Coach Professional Development Workshop

The Ontario Curling Council will host a specialized Professional Development workshop geared specifically at Coaching Wheelchair Curling athletes.  This workshop is a Curling Canada PD Module – “Wheelchair Curling Coach”

Date:  March 24, 2018

Location:  Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club

Fee:  NONE

This workshop is being subsidized by a grant from the Coaches Association of Ontario.  There is only space for 12 coaches.  Three spots are being reserved for NOCA Coaches and a minimum of three spots are being reserved for female coaches – until March 1, 2018.  On March 2, 2018 – Coaches will be selected to participate in this program based on the reason they want to attend and the criteria above.

This is a FREE workshop, lunch and coffee service will be provided and travel costs will be subsidized using a travel equalization program.

Learning Outcomes:  

Understand:

  • Your role as a wheelchair curling coach
  • Inclusion and Integration
  • Wheelchair curling Long Term Athlete Development Model
  • First Contact Strategies
  • Overview of Disabilities

Learn about wheelchair curling:

  • Equipment, Clothing, facilities and safety
  • How to run a New Wheelchair Curler on-ice session
  • How to plan a practice for wheelchair curling athletes
  • Key elements of a competition and event plan
  • Unique features for wheelchair curling athletes.

Certified Coaches will receive three professional development credits towards their maintenance of certification.