OCC Webinar Series for Coach and Athlete Development

 Webinar Series

The Ontario Curling Council (OCC) and its members the Ontario Curling Association (OCA) and Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA) are collaborating to host a series of webinars for coach and athlete development.

Certified coaches will be able to receive Professional Development Credits towards their NCCP Maintenance of Certification.  Please note, coaches will be required to enter their NCCP number as part of registration  (Find your NCCP Number).  Each coach will need to have their own unique registration to receive PD credits.

The webinar series will be beneficial to curlers of all levels and abilities as well as coaches.  Log in information will be sent along with a confirmation receipt upon registration.

Have an idea for a topic you’d like addressed?  We’ll do our best to accommodate special requests and source the best subject matter experts – email us at jennifer@ontcurl.com.

REGISTER TODAY and Check back often, more topics and speakers will be added until the season is full!

Date and TimeTopicPresenterDescriptionPriceRegisterRegistration DeadlinePD Credits
August 23, 2017 8:00 pm-9:30 pmCharting To WinStephen OrrAre you fairly new to Curl Coach? Considering adding an electronic charting tool to your coaching arsenal? This session is for you. Stephen Orr, developer of Curl Coach explains the benefits of electronic charting and the easy ways Curl Coach can give you critical information about your team. Learn how to dig into the data to reveal your team’s strengths and areas for improvement. This session explores how the app can help you build a powerful plan for your team.
For coaches already using Curl Coach, see the session “Advanced Curl Coach”.
$19.99 + HSTRegister for Charting to WinAugust 23, 2017 9:00 am1
September 20, 2017 8:00 -9:30 pmAdvanced Curl CoachStephen OrrHave you been using Curl Coach for a while and want to get more out of it? In this session, Stephen Orr, the developer of Curl Coach will take you through some of the latest additions, little-known features and commonly asked questions about the App. The session will be include an interactive Q&A session where you can ask “How do I?” questions. You can even request new features that may be missing today.

This session is intended for coaches who routinely use Curl Coach and wish to explore its advanced features. For coaches new to eCharting, see the session “Charting to Win”.
$19.99 + HSTRegister for Advanced Curl Coach
September 20, 2017 at 9:00 am1
October 18, 2017 at 7:00-8:00 pm ESTFatigue ManagementKaren WatsonThe presentation addresses how you and your team make the most of the time, energy and resources available to you between competitions and between event games to ensure you are ready to perform at your best. This includes elements of rehab, rejuvenate, repair, refuel, rehydrate, rest and reheat."$19.99 + HSTRegister for Fatigue Management\
October 18, 2017 at 9:00 am EST1
November 1, 2017 8:00 -9:30 pm ESTTeam DrillsSean TurriffThis webinar is being delivered by Sean Turriff, a Competition Development certified coach and author of Curling: Steps to Success published by Human Kinetics. The topics to be covered are basic team practice planning and team drills. The majority of the webinar will be a description of various team drills covering a variety of skills. Sean will describe how these drills are run, what skills they are meant to develop and ways you can modify them to suit your team’s needs.
$19.99 + HSTRegister for "Team Drills" WebinarNovember 1, 2017 at 9:00 am EST1
November 15, 2017 7:00-8:00 pm ESTPerformance Results - U18 vs. U21Ryan LafranierePerformance results – U18 vs. U21 – Using the LTAD for curling – Ryan will compare the expected results as predicted in the Learning to Train, Training to Train and Training to Compete stages to help coaches determine best approaches to achieve the optimum performance results for their athletes.
$19.99 + HSTRegister for Performance Results U18 vs. U21November 15, 2017 at 9:00 am EST1
November 29, 2017 7:00-8:00 pm ESTMaking the Uncomfortable - ComfortableMaurice WilsonMAKING THE UNCOMFORTABLE – COMFORTABLE!! : running effective practices & advanced practice techniques by Maurice Wilson
This webinar will focus on making your practices effective for your athletes, addressing their needs & growing their learning zones. We will also learn how to include all 4 Pillars of Performance in each practice & the role of effective process goals in the successful accomplishment of this task. The discussion will also include the role of shot tracking & shooting percentages in the development of appropriate drills for your practices. Questions & new ideas are welcome!
$19.99 + HSTRegister for Making the Uncomfortable ComfortableNovember 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm EST1
December 13, 2017 at 7:00-8:30 pm EST"Are you Coachable?"Earle MorrisAs one of Canada's most successful curling coaches, Earle Morris shares the secrets to "coachability" and explains why, before a competitive curler can start on the road to winning, they first need to understand the benefits of having a coachable mentality.

Are you “coachable”? Many think so, but some struggle to accept what their coach offers. This webinar offers practical tips on how to help your athletes take feedback, handle criticism, keep an open mind, accept flaws and learn to be a more coachable athlete.
$19.99 + HSTRegister for "Are you Coachable?"" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Register for "Are you Coachable?"December 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm EST1
January 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm ESTCoaching Mixed DoublesPerry Marshall with Tyler StewartNew to coaching Mixed Doubles? Want to brush up on the logistics of the game and the strategy surrounding the discipline? Join Coach Perry Marshall and athlete Tyler Stewart (Mixed Doubles Olympic Trial Participant) for this webinar.FREE for coaches who are coaching teams registered for the OWG MD PQ's.

$9.99 + HST for all others
Register for "Coaching Mixed Doubles"January 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm EST1
January 24, 2018 at 7:00-8:00 pm ESTTeam DynamicsNicole Westlund-StewartWhat is more important for success: tlaent or team cohesion? This webinar will provide an overview of team cohesion and team development using the latest research findings in sport psychology. It will also provide practical recommendations and activities for increasing cohesion on your team.$19.99 + HSTRegister for "Team Dynamics"January 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm EST1
February 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm ESTStrength and Conditioning - What's in Your Yearly Training Plan?Kyle TurcotteThis webinar will focus on the pre-competition point in the annual plan. We will review the annual plan looking specifically at testing and strength and conditioning. We will discuss the wen and they way of testing, dig into some guidelines for strength training and discuss different types of conditioning.$19.99 + HSTRegister for Strength and Conditioning - What's in Your Yearly Training Plan?February 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm EST1
March 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm ESTWhat are you thinking?Bill TschirhartWhat you do/think before you step into the hack is as important if not more important to the potential success of a curling shot than what you do after you step into the hack. This webinar will show you to to use mental skills you already have to be more consistent.$19.99 + HSTRegister for "What are you Thinking?"March 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm EST1
March 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm ESTBrushingBill Tschirhart Over the past few seasons, there has been more study done on this aspect of curling than any other. This webinar will present some of that data to inspire you and your team to make decisions to brush as effectively as possible.$19.99 + HSTRegister for "Brushing"March 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm EST1
April 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm ESTDeveloping Your PlaycardRenee SonnebergThis webinar will focus on “How to develop a Playcard.” A playcard consists of a series of set plays to start ends depending on point in the game and score differential. An effective playcard also takes into account the player abilities, opponent and ice conditions. The result is definitive training plans and a more clear style of play.$19.99 + HSTRegister for "Developing Your Playcard"April 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm EST1