10 x 2-hour workshops per semester
10 x 1-hour on-line lectures per semester
Assignment(s), Project, Practical work
Topic description
This topic will consolidate the students’ skills and knowledge gained in the strength and conditioning sequence through their application to advanced sport coaching. The tasks presented will enable the students to continue to develop their research techniques and develop mentor training skills. It will enable student to further develop their communication skills, advance their public speaking skills and evaluate coaching styles. Students will also critique and report on their own strength and conditioning coaching performance to further develop their coaching skills.
Educational aims
This topic aims:

  1. To advance students’ understanding of sport coaching science, with a focus on theory and practice

  2. Develop mentor training skills, and

  3. Evaluate sports coaching practices in an applied context through evaluative research.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Evaluate research methods as it relates to sport coaching practices

  2. Undertake self-evaluation techniques and develop technical recording skills to improve coaching performance

  3. Work effectively in small groups in a coaching context

  4. Apply current sport coaching principles in an applied sports context to a variety of audiences, including athletes, colleagues and academic staff.