This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to adapt coaching practices in a specific sport to meet individual participant needs from a diverse range of population groups including but not limited to:
  • boys;
  • girls;
  • adolescent boys;
  • adolescent girls;
  • adult men;
  • adult women;
  • pregnant women;
  • older adults;
  • those with a physical disability;
  • those who are deaf or hard of hearing;
  • the blind and visually impaired;
  • those with an intellectual disability, and;
  • culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

This unit applies to individuals working in community based coaching roles in the Australian sport industry. This includes individuals working and volunteering in sport clubs and organisations.

Specific industry accreditation requirements may apply to sport-specific coaching accreditation and information should be obtained from the relevant National Sporting Organisation (NSO).

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
SISSSCO003

Assessment

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: - plan, conduct and evaluate three (3) sport-specific coaching sessions on three (3) occasions for a duration of at least 30 - minutes each that involves, customising the session plans to meet the individual needs of participants from two (2) of the following population groups: - boys; - girls; - adolescent boys; - adolescent girls; - adult men; - adult women; - pregnant women; - older adults; - those with a physical disability; - those who are deaf or hard of hearing; - the blind and visually impaired; - those with a intellectual disability; - culturally and linguistically diverse groups, and; - applying inclusive and non discriminatory coaching practices.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - organisational policies and procedures applicable to meeting individual participant needs; - key areas of diversity, their characteristics and ways to accommodate in coaching practices such as culture, race and ethnicity, disability, religious and spiritual beliefs, gender, generational differences, sexual orientation and identity; - principles of inclusion in sport such as inclusive learning and participation, how to be inclusive as a coach. barriers to inclusion, benefits versus risk of participation; - types and characteristics of specific population groups; - factors that affect participant ability to acquire skills such as participation and competitive motivations, medical needs, levels of support and care, physical, previous experience, level of literacy skills, level of numeracy skills, cognitive factors, religious beliefs, communication strategies, cultural values, social characteristics, level of ability, impact of disability, aging processes, range of movement, safety factors, recovery techniques, functional ability; - coaching practice adaptations; - development and maturation; - overtraining and overuse in young participants; - classification systems to enable equitable competition among participants with similar functional ability and medical conditions; - competition options, rules and requirements for participants from specific population groups; - needs of female participants, and; - methods for self reflection.

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