USA Curling

The Youth Coach program is designed for individuals who volunteer for or run youth curling programs in local curling clubs. Youth coaches typically work with children who are 13 and under. However, the Junior Coaching program may be more appropriate for some coaches working with competitive or advanced pre-teen groups.

Certification Requirements

Coaching Experience:

  • At least 10 hours of coaching youth curlers in a curling club, school-based curling program, or curling camp
  • General Requirements:
  • Register as member of the USA Curling Coaches Association
  • Read and agree to Coaches Code of Ethics
  • Pass background check through National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI)
  • Read USA Curling SafeSport Handbook

Coursework:

Positive Coaching Alliance

  • Second-Goal Parent®: Developing Winners in Life Through Sports*
  • Double-Goal Coach®: Culture, Practice and Games*

American Sport Education Program

  • Coaching Essentials*
  • Sport First Aid – 4th Edition*

United States Olympic Committee

 USA Curling

  • Level I Instructor Certification Course
  • Coaching Workshop **

* Online courses

** Course currently under development

Youth curling program at the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club