|Prerequisites for Module|
Successful completion of Stages 1 and 2 of the BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Science course, or equivalent.
Aims of Module
The module aims to educate students on the complex and often uncertain nature of coaching. The module guides students to understand coaching as a multifaceted domain. In addition knowledge will be developed of different pedagogical strategies, principles of skill learning and coach education initiatives.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Appraise the role of the coach in the coaching process. |
||Evaluate traditional and contemporary pedagogical strategies for athlete development in coaching practice.|
||Apply key principles in the instructional process when coaching. |
||Compare and contrast theoretical mechanisms for coach learning and development. |
Indicative Module Content
Coaching philosophies; coach as educator and orchestrator; pedagogical coaching strategies; talent development; motivational climate; traditional motor learning strategies; contemporary learning initiatives; learning and development orientations; modes of instruction; practice structures; conveying information; provision of feedback; coach mentoring; communities of practice; reflective coaching; learning and development in coaching; models of coaching.
Indicative Student Workload
|Case Study Working||36|
Mode of Delivery
Tutorials and seminars supported by directed and private study.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2,3,4|
|1.||CASSIDY, T., JONES, R. and POTRAC, P., 2009. Understanding Sports Coaching. London: Routledge.|
|2.||JONES, R., 2006. The Sports Coach as Educator. London: Routledge.|
|3.||NASH, C., 2015. Practical Sports Coaching. London: Routledge.|
|4.||A current and comprehensive list of references will be|
supplied on an annual basis to reflect the evolving nature of
relevant topic areas.
A pass will not normally be awarded for this module unless the student has attended a minimum of 80% of all learning opportunities.