coaching

OCC announces release of 2018-19 Coach Development & Ice Technician Workshop Schedules

The OCC, on behalf of its members Curl ON and the Northern Ontario Curling Association, has now published the listings of currently available NCCP Coach Development and Curling Canada Ice Technician workshops for the southern Ontario region for 2018-19.   Courses are now open for registration and include: Competition Coach Making Ethical Decisions Club Coach Club Coach Youth Level 1 Ice Technician Level 2 Ice Technician Facility Operator Assistant Northern Ontario region workshops will be added once confirmed. Please check back on a regular...

OCC Webinar Series – New Year – New Topics for Coaches and Curlers – Register Now!

The Ontario Curling Council and its members the Northern Ontario Curling Association and Curl ON are pleased to announce several more Webinars to educate both curlers and coaches about a variety of  topics. Registration for all webinars will close 24 hours before to allow for time for organizers to communicate log-in information.  Registration is limited to 50 for each event. Topic:  Advanced Strategy Date:  January 12, 2016 at 9:15 pm EST *Note the change in time. In this presentation, our presenter, Ryan Lafraniere will be...

Upcoming OCC Webinars for Coaches and Curlers!

The Ontario Curling Council (OCC) and its members, the Ontario Curling Association and the Northern Ontario Curling Association have collaborated and will jointly host the OCC webinar series for coach and athlete development. Certified Coaches  and athletes alike will be able to learn from some of the games most qualified subject matter experts on a variety of topics.  The OCC is aiming to “fill” the season with meaningful learning opportunities for coaches and curlers to access.  Certified coaches will earn valuable professional...

Next Generation Coach Apprenticeship Program – Now Open for Feb 6th and 13th events

UPDATE - JANUARY 11TH - Both of these events are now WAITLISTED - if you would like to be put on the waitlist please send in your application. The Ontario Curling Council, Ontario Curling Association and the Northern Ontario Curling Association are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for coaches who want to raise their game to the next level.  Coaches will learn from two of curling’s most highly trained and acclaimed coaches during either the OCA or NOCA Men’s Tankard, our...

New Year Resolutions for Curlers

Yes, I know! New Year Resolutions are the crab grass in the lawn of ringing in a new year but it's a great time to commit to those decisions you know will benefit you in the long term but as the title indicates, these will be for curlers and their teams. They are in no particular order and I'm not suggesting you or your team need to be resolute on each point. Choose the two, three or four that you feel...

The Most Frequently Asked Question (cont’d)

Hopefully you will have read the previous blog about the question I get asked more than any other; "Why am I so inconsistent?". As stated in that blog, the reasons are varied but I feel there are two "culprits" that mitigate against a consistent performance. The one I dealt with in the last post was a lack of knowledge/awareness of your own skill set. To that end, I'm a huge fan of the use of a video recording device. I...