Camps and Courses

Camps and Courses offered by the World Curling Academy: worldcurlingacademy.org

 

Youth Camp

Cancelled for 2020.

The Youth Camp is open to anyone between 13 and 18 years of age. Depending on the group level, the instruction will cover on and off-ice topics such as delivery, sweeping, training drills, ice reading, strategy and mental preparation. During the six-days campers will do some non-curling activities that can include fitness, mini-golf and bobsled.

 

Adult Camp

Pre-registration is now open.

This camp is for any adult curler, who has played curling for at least one year and who wants to improve their curling skills – delivery, sweeping and strategy. Top international instructors, assisted by top athletes, run the camp. Whether you are a novice, intermediate or advanced curler, you can benefit from the relaxed learning environment while meeting other curlers from around the world.

 

Business of Curling Symposium

The Business of Curling Symposium is designed to help Member Associations, their clubs and venues understand the business they are in. The most successful are thriving because they have adapted to the current trends, developing new policies and procedures that meet the needs and wants of today’s society.

The Business of Curling agenda could include leagues and corporate bookings, attracting and growing your membership, the World Curling Federation Programmes overview, volunteers, social media, governance and an understanding of ice making.

 

Technical Coach Level 1 and 2

Coming 2021

This course is designed to educate individuals who wish to learn the skills required to teach the sport to new participants.  These skills include game orientation, delivery, sweeping, basic strategy and ethics in coaching.

 

Technical Coach Level 3

Coming 2021/2022
Requirement: Technical Coach Level 2 Certified

This course is designed to advance the skillset in teaching all of the curling theories and techniques. The concepts taught include advanced delivery and sweeping techniques, delivery fault detection, video analysis and advanced strategy and tactics.

 

Team Coach Level 1

Coming 2021/2022
Requirement: Technical Coach Level 2 Certified

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to coach a team and help them prepare for a season of competitions. Course topics include creating a championship team, goals setting, team dynamics, nutrition and recovery, practice and competition planning and role of the coach.

 

Ice Technician Level 1

Coming late spring 2020

This course is designed to teach the basic knowledge of maintaining curling ice. The course includes a theoretical as well as a practical component. Topics discussed and demonstrated include an understanding of the equipment and its maintenance, basics of refrigeration, air systems, dehumidification and water quality and pebbling and scraping techniques.

 

Ice Technician Level 2

Coming 2021
Requirement: Ice Technician Level 1 Certified

Topics taught in this course include the building preparation and installation of curling ice, advanced theories in air handling and refrigeration, ice and stone maintenance and the conversion of arena skating ice to curling ice.

 

Umpire Level 1 and 2

Coming late spring 2020

This course is suitable for those wishing to get involved in umpiring and officiating at a local, national and/or international tournament or simply to learn the rules of curling in depth. The course will cover the rules of the game, tasks and responsibilities of the game umpire, as well as practical work on ice.

 

Umpire Level 3

Coming 2021
Requirement: Umpire Level 2 Certified

This advanced course includes the application of rules to situations, working with coaches and media, as well as the tasks and duties of the Chief-Timer, Deputy-Chief and Chief Umpire.

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