At Tuesday’s OCA Zone 12 meeting held at the Westmount Golf and Country Club, Doug Bakes of the Ontario Curling Association distributed the schedule of 2012-2013 OCA coaching, officiating, and instructional courses. These courses are not currently on the OCA website, though they should be soon. Here’s a selected list of the OCA’s 2012-2013 instructor/coaching series:
Club Coach (fee $175)
|Sutton Curling Club||October 20-21|
|Guelph Country Club||October 20-21|
|Vankleek Hill Curling Club (Ottawa)||October 27-28|
|Stratford Country Club||November 10-11|
Competition Coach (fee $235)
At the Zone 12 meeting Doug Bakes presented a draft of the OCA Rules Supplement which indicates that the OCA intends to require bantam and junior coaches to have Competition Coach certification at the zone level in 2012-13, though this decision has not been finalized.
|Prescott Curling Club||October 20-21|
|Port Carling Curling Club||October 27-28|
|St. Thomas Curling Club||November 3-4|
|Bayview Golf and Country Club||November 10-11|
|TBA||April 13-14, 2013|
Level 3 Technical (fee $270)
The Level 3 Technical course will be held at the Russell Curling Club, south-east of Ottawa, from Friday evening October 26 through Sunday October 28.