Sudbury Curling Conference

By kerr

With assistance from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Coaching Association of Canada, Investor’s Group, CAAWS (Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity), and the Canadian Curling Association, NOCA will present a curling conference in Sudbury October 24-26, 2014.

Club Coach and Competition Coach courses will be held (the Club Coach course registration is FREE), workshops for curling club volunteers and/or staff, and Officiating training. Guest speakers will include Tom Coulterman (Coach of the Brad Jacobs Olympic Men’s Gold Medal team), Michelle Cundari (CAAWS), and Clay Melnicke (Marketing Minds International).

Registration for the conference will be available October 2nd. Don’t miss this great opportunity to advance your coaching and officiating skills and knowledge, or learn all about helping your club to be successful.

Source: http://curlnoca.ca/sudbury-curling-conference/

    

Thunder Bay Conference a Success

By kerr

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The Curling Conference held in Thunder Bay Sept. 26-28 was a great success. 14 people were trained as Club Coaches thanks to funding provided by the Coaches Association of Ontario, and 13 coaches were trained in the Competition Coach course. Participants were treated to fantastic presentations by Rick Lang, CCA National Team Leader, and Tom Coulterman, Coach of the Brad Jacobs Olympic Men’s Gold Medal Team.

Tom Coulterman’s Olympic Presentation

At the banquet Saturday, awards were presented to Volunteers and Coaches. Jason Johnson (Atikokan CC) received a Volunteer Award, while Don Main (Port Arthur CC) received a NOCA Coach Award.

Jason Johnson, Volunteer Award

Jason Johnson, Volunteer Award

Don Main, Coach Award

Don Main, Coach Award

Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Coaches Association of Ontario, and Investors Group for enabling NOCA to provide this conference.

Source: http://curlnoca.ca/thunder-bay-conference-a-success/

    

Weekend roundup: Canadian teams shine in Sweden

By Brian Chick It’s been a busy couple days on the World Curling Tour. Sunday morning, both Ottawa’s Rachel Homan, and Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones were playing for major Canadian Team Ranking System points at the Stockholm Ladies Cup in Sweden. Homan lost the final to Sweden’s Margaretha Sigfridsson, while Jones won the bronze-medal game over Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni. …

Source: http://www.curling.ca/2014/09/30/weekend-roundup-canadian-teams-shine-in-sweden/