The Ontario Curling Council (OCC), Ontario Curling Association (OCA) and the Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA) value the contribution of curling’s officials from club events to international events hosted within the province. While curling is known as the “gentlemen’s sport,” and requires very few officials, the role officials play is vital in the operation of the 50+ provincial competitions and their qualification events which happen each season.
OCC 2016-2018 Strategic Priorities for Official’s Development
- Work with members to clarify the officials development training and certification pathway;
- Establish a clear selection policy for officials;
- Establish an Official’s “Network” – to engage and develop active officials, share best practices and aid with continual learning; and
- Establish and provide development opportunities where possible, for officials.
For Detail training pathway – check out the Official’s Development Model.
Officiating is a great way to get involved in the sport, so if you love competition, want to volunteer some time, check out an officiating workshop hosted by either the OCA or NOCA.