With assistance from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Coaches Association of Ontario, NOCA is pleased to host a Curling Conference September 26-28 in Thunder Bay. (A second conference will be held in Sudbury October 24-26).

This conference is part of Ontario Coaches Week which allows us to offer the Club Coach Course for FREE.

Conference Poster


Conference Agenda and Brochure    (Revised Sept. 15th)

Conference Agenda snipit


The conferences will feature a stream for Coaches and a stream for Curling Club Volunteers and will feature several keynote speakers.  The conference will begin at 6 pm Friday September 26th with registration and continue through the weekend.  The Port Arthur Curling Club will host a Learn to Curl clinic on Saturday in conjunction with the event.

***  Accommodation for up to two nights will be provided based on double occupancy of participants.  Please contact the NOCA office (888-597-8730) if you require accommodation.

***  Travel subsidies may be available depending on funding

***  Competition Coach participants are eligible for travel and registration subsidies through the Coaching Association of Canada

Registration Fees (participants will select which options they desire):

General Fee for all $30

Friday Social          $15 incl guest speaker
Sat lunch                $20 incl guest speaker
Sat supper              $30 incl guest speaker
Sun lunch               $20 incl guest speaker

Coach Stream:
Competition Coach only             $235
Competition Coach and Make Ethical Decisions Combined  $285
Part of the certification process for Competition Coach is to take the Make Ethical Decisions course.  You can either take it online at a cost of $85 or take it with this conference combined with the Competition Coach Course at a cost of $50.
Make Ethical Decisions            $50
Club Coach                 FREE thanks to the Ontario Coaches Association
Professional Development modules               $50 (all inclusive)

Club volunteers   $50
Business of Curling sessions:
Recruiting new curlers, Social Media, Better Bonspiels, Ice and Rocks, Best Practices, How to run a successful Youth Program, Using Floor Curl to recruit new curlers, Curling for Life Long Term Athlete Development Plan, Board Member Roles and Responsibilities

Levels 1  & 2 Combined       $60