This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare for and conduct sport coaching sessions with foundation level participants in a specific sport.
This unit applies to individuals working under supervision in community based assistant coaching roles in the Australian sport industry. This includes individuals working and volunteering in sport clubs and organisations.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: *Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the job role, and: * conduct three sport-specific sessions with foundation level participants under supervision where each session is at least 30 minutes in duration. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *organisational policies and procedures applicable to conducting sport coaching sessions with foundation level participants *tactical and technical fundamentals of a specific sport for foundation level participants *organisational layout of sport-specific activities *sport-specific equipment and resources: -safe set-up and lay-out -safe condition -safe use -safe pack-up *sport-specific safe participation requirements: -obeying the rules -use of protective equipment -hydration *coaching communication styles for foundation level participants: -instruction -demonstration -active listening -open and closed questions -non verbal communication -giving and receiving feedback -tone and level of voice -terminology and language *behaviours expected of an assistant coach: -promoting positive interaction and participation -using acceptable language -arriving on time -using self reflection to identify areas for improvement *methods to: -instruct safe use of equipment and techniques -instruct safe sport techniques -instruct warm-up, skill development and cool-down activities -establish behaviour standards -promote cooperation and good relationships -demonstrate techniques -encourage interaction and participation -give and receive feedback -respond to questions -report problems to supervisor *sport-specific session plan elements *methods for self reflection

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