Community sports coaches play a critical role in providing opportunities for sport participants to develop motor skills, physical health, and psychosocial skills. In particular, the community sports coach can have a significant impact on participants' enjoyment of sport. Furthermore, the contemporary epidemic of inactivity and obesity in Australia means there is potential for community sports coaches to have a significant impact in this area in the future. This unit enables students to gain knowledge and experience working as a community sports coach. Students also gain skills in how to work with volunteers, parents, other coaches, and sporting clubs/organisations.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.
This unit is not a compulsorily taken as part of any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.