In this unit, students are encouraged to engage with the many challenges that confront sport coaches at all levels, with a particular focus on professional and performance coaching. Because sport coaching is largely action based, students are challenged to deconstruct the lived experience of coaching. Ongoing professional development, critical thinking, and working with others are themes threaded throughout the unit. In relation to the pragmatics of coaching, this unit will help coaches to actively build their professional competence. Hence a specific focus is placed on program planning, communication skills and delivery style, management skills, ethical and legal obligations, business and financial considerations, and research and computer skills.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Articulate the underlying principles of periodised planning and create their own periodised plan using Visual Coaching Pro on-line program;  
  2. Locate, understand, and critically evaluate sport coaching research;  
  3. Create and deliver a professional oral presentation to an audience of their peers using electronic media;  
  4. Communicate and work professionally with others; and  
  5. Employ safe coaching principles and identify legal obligations.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Session 3: On-line quiz (supervised) 20%
Test Session 7: On-line quiz (supervised) 20%
Assignment Program development and planning assignment 30%
Presentation Group Case Study Presentation 30%

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