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.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
AHE1251

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Conceptualise the role of community sports coaches, and the significance of community sport programs in Australian society;  
  2. Analyse, discuss and work with diverse populations and groups including children and adolescents, as well as parents, officials, volunteers, fellow coaches, sporting clubs and organisations, stakeholders, and the community;  
  3. Plan and deliver sport training programs that focus on basic skill development, psychosocial development, physical activity, and enjoyment; and  
  4. Evaluate their own and others' sport coaching performance.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Report Community Coach in Action 25%
Portfolio Community Coaching Resource Portfolio 35%
Practicum Practice-Integrated Learning 40%

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