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All Coaches are mandated to have Making Ethical Decisions Online Evaluation Certification and Respect in Sport Certification.
Making Ethical Decisions can be found on the Canadian Coaching website.
Respect in Sport can be found on the Sport Manitoba website.

Additionaly, all Junior Coaches must also have a Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check.

Coach Information

All Coaches (except Juniors) must be Competition Coach Trained for all events.
Junior Coaches are required to be Competition Coach Trained for any event leading up to a Provincial Championship. All coaches at the Junior Provincial Championships must be Competition Coach Certified. 
Any coach at the National Level must be Competition Coach Certified.

Curling Coaching Courses

Club Coach 12-hour course
Provides the skills necessary to coach or instruct the entry athlete player
Club Coach has no practical component.


20-hour course
Provides the information necessary to detect and correct delivery and sweeping technique
Certification comprises of two components.

  1. Technical Course Completion
  2. Practical Requirement Completion
  3. Making Ethical Decisions online evaluation
Competition Coach requires an on ice practice evaluation, Emergency Action Plan (EAP), and Practice Plan.

Competition Development

Only offered through Curling Canada


The primary difference between the Community Sport Stream (Club Coach) and the Competition Stream (Competition Coach) is evaluation. In order for a coach to be deemed "Certified", the coach must undergo a mandatory evaluation. Coaches can begin their training in the competition stream (i.e. Community Stream is not a prerequisite). HOWEVER, coaches need to have a good understanding of the game and technical skills. New coaches are strongly recommended to take the Club Coach workshop to get the fundamentals of teaching the curling delivery that is not provided in the Competition Coach course. This will allow coaches to enhance their knowledge and skill base.

Note: Competition Coach is required to coach any team at the Provincial Level or leading up to.