World Curling Academy
Camps and Courses offered by the World Curling Academy: worldcurlingacademy.org
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.
Cancelled for 2020.
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
- Introduction to the Sport of Curling
- Preparation and Safety
- Game Orientation
- Basic Strategy
Technical Coach Level 2
Requirement: Technical Coach Level 1 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
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
This course is designed to teach the basic knowledge of maintaining curling ice. Participants will be required to complete an online, self-paced theoretical as well as an in-person practical component for certification.
- The Development of Curling
- Specific Definition of Curling Ice
- Curling Ice in an Arena
- Maintaining the Ice Pad
- Routines and Equipment
- End of Season
- Temperatures and Other Readings
- Ice Quality
- Curling Stones
Ice Technician Level 2
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
Online course now available
Requirement: completion of The Rules of Curling and Rules of Competition online course.
This course is suitable for those wishing to get involved in umpiring or simply to gain a greater understanding of the rules of curling. Participants will be required to complete an online, self-paced theoretical as well as an in-person practical component for certification.
- Introduction to Umpiring
- Umpire Roles and Responsibilities
- Observing the Hog Line
- Measuring and Procedures
- Mixed Doubles Curling
- Wheelchair Curling
- The Time Clock Operator
- Rules Scenarios
Umpire Level 3
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.