The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland

Coaching and Development Conference – Booking Now!

Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 4:36pm


This year the RCCC will be hosting a Coaching & Development Conference on Saturday 3rd September and Sunday 4th September at The Green Hotel, Kinross.

Split over two days the conference targets new and existing coaches, club committees and anyone wishing to take that first step to help support and grow the sport in Scotland.

Why should I attend?

The event aims to inform, empower and inspire delegates to create positive change for anyone receiving coaching and anyone providing coaching. In addition, there will be several workshops on Saturday 3rd September that will enable volunteers within the club environment to engage and develop players to continue and progress within the sport.

A number of external speakers have been invited to share their learning and experiences in addition to some of our elite coaches from British Curling and respected athletes. There will be plenty of time for networking throughout the weekend which gives attendees the opportunity to share new ideas and plans for the forthcoming season.

Programme outline

Saturday 3rd September – Club Development

This day promises the opportunity for sharing knowledge and networking between coaches, club leaders and committee members as you hear from great speakers who will generate thought provoking discussions. This conference is specifically aimed at development group and club members looking to enhance their local curling club(s). There will be two main topics of the day:

Stronger Clubs – this session will focus on the Membership Experience and Planning for the Future
Grow your Club – this will generate discussion on how your club can thrive by the recruitment of new members, Funding opportunities and Social Media.

9:30am – Arrival and coffee
9:45am – 10am – Welcome
10am – Stronger clubs/Grow your club
12noon – lunch
1pm – Stronger clubs/Grow your club.
3pm – Guest speaker
4pm – Close and Thank you

Sunday 4th September – Coaching *NOW FULLY BOOKED*

Day 2 of the conference will focus heavily on coaching. The day will be split into a morning session where coaches will engage in a presentation focusing on how to teach and engage with adult participants. Later on in the day some of this theoretical knowledge will be applied during an on-ice session. Utilising RCCC and British Curling coaches, delegates will be upskilled with several though provoking sessions.

9.00 – Registration with Tea & Coffee
9.45am – Opening presentation – Giles Lomax – RCCC Coaching & Workforce Development Manager

10.00am – Workshop – How to Deliver engaging sessions for Adults
(This will be delivered by Victoria Clark a sportscotland National Trainer).

12.30pm Lunch (provided)

1.30pm On-Ice coach upskilling sessions.

• Setting up and using lasers
• The Standard Delivery
• Using iPad and fault analysis
• Sweeping technique

4.00pm Closing remarks

4.30pm Close & Thank you

How much does it cost?

The ticket rate for the two day conference is just £30 per delegate or £15 per delegate per day for RCCC members and £45 per delegate for the two day conference or £25 per delegate per day for non-RCCC members.


We hope that as many coaches and clubs members will be able to attend and support this event. Please click here for a Coaching Development Conference application form.

We look forward to seeing you there!