Yukon Curling Association


Credentials required for coaching the sport of curling at Territorial and National Events:

Click here for On ice Coaching credentials required for National events .

Maintenance of Certified Coaching Status

The Yukon Curling Association recognizes the value of having certified NCCP coaches that are engaged in Professional Development programs that reinforce the values of lifelong learning and sharing amongst the coaching community.

In order for NCCP coaches to maintain their Certified – Renewed status, they will be required to obtain Professional Development (PD) points.  Accumulation of PD points begins once a coach is Certified.  If you aren’t already certified then you will not accumulate PD points for events that you participate in.  PD points can be earned through a multitude of activities that coaches already participate in, including: national and provincial sport organization conferences and workshops, eLearning modules, NCCP workshops, coach mentorship programs, and active coaching. In most cases coaches are already earning their required PD points — Maintenance of Certification Status is simply the introduction of tracking these points and recognizing coaches for their efforts.

Accumulating Professional Development Points

PD points are accumulated within a rolling five year window.  The window resets every five (5) years to ensure that coaches are staying current.  A coach’s record in The Locker will reflect whether the coach has accumulated sufficient PD points to remain renewed.  A coach’s certification status in The Locker is listed as “Not Renewed” if a coach has not accumulated the required PD points within the five year window.  Coaches never lose credit for the education levels they have attained; however, starting in the 2021/22 season when competitions require coaches to be Certified this will also mean that coaches will be required to be “Renewed” or up to date with their PD points.

A coach who is flagged as “Not Renewed” only needs to accumulate the required PD points for their certification level in order to re-establish their Renewed Certification status.  

Log into The Locker, the National Coaching Certification Program database, for an up-to-date record of your PD points.  Click HERE for more instructions on how to use The Locker including how to create your own NCCP number and how to self report Professional Development.

Coaches can accumulate PD points in a variety of ways.  Inside the Locker there are a number of eLearning Opportunities that coaches can take advantage of, many of which are free.  As well, in-person NCCP modules are available in addition to other online workshops.  Coaches are also allowed to self report active coaching and independent learning opportunities within the Locker.   The Coaches Association of Canada website has a convenient page where these courses can be found.  Of course, the OCC also offers our OCC Webinar Series and access to our Archived Webinars which also qualify for PD Points.

Competition Development Certified Status - Curling Canada offers the program online - and parts of it are ready to access now.  Learn more about the program here.

Please see link below for up to date information on coaching curling.

The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is here to help you be the best coach that you can be. When you take an NCCP clinic, you’ll gain curling technical abilities as well as leadership and decision-making skills. NCCP training will open doors to new opportunities in coaching and in life... continue


This workshop is designed to prepare community instructors to meet the needs of novice and intermediate curlers in their communities. The target groups for club coach would be for curlers to upgrade their own basic skills, leaders for school programs, junior recreational programs, and getting started in Curling programs for all ages. The course will focus on using activities to develop basic abilities in curling (delivery, brushing, strategy), to determine basic skill analysis of the delivery and on the safety and organizational consideration that this requires. It will also focus on communicating effectively with participants when teaching the basic skills of curling and how to make the sessions productive and FUN.  If you are interested in this workshop please contact ykcurling@gmail.com .

Topics covered in a Club Coach: workshop:

  • Setting the scene                              Teaching the Skills
  • Ethical coaching                                Program Management
  • Practice planning                              Games, Skills, and Activities
  • Safety                                                  Game Orientation



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