The Junior National Coach program is designed for individuals who coach competitive teams at the highest levels of junior curling in the United States.

Certification Requirements

Coaching Experience:

  • Coach of record for a U.S. Junior Nationals team, USA Curling HHP team, or Project 2018 team during the past ten years; or
  • Level III or Level IV certification under the previous certification

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) (must be valid)
  • Read USA Curling SafeSport Handbook


Positive Coaching Alliance 

  • Double-Goal Coach®: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons*
  • Double-Goal Coach®: Culture, Practice and Games*
  • Double-Goal Coach®: Developing Triple-Impact Competitors*

American Sport Education Program

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

United States Olympic Committee

USA Curling

  • Level I Instructor Certification Course
  • Level II Instructor Certification Course **
  • Coaching Workshop **

Additional Requirements:

  • USA Curling coach evaluation **
  • Individual coaching development plan (as needed) **

* Online course

** Currently under development

(revised 4/2015)

Junior Curling Camp in Green Bay, Wisconsin (2013)