This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assist participants to develop basic psychological skills to optimise sporting performance in sport-specific training and competition settings.

This unit applies to individuals working in community-based roles in the Australian sport industry in coaching and support roles. 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:
SISSSCO007

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: - using three of the following strategies, managing emotions, using relaxation techniques, managing self-talk, managing stress, establishing pre-, during- and post-performance psychological routines, identifying sources of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, setting goals, visualisation, self reflection on performance, managing concentration; - assisting the participant to manage performance outcomes, and; - assisting the participant to access sport psychology professionals.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - organisational policies and procedures applicable to applying sport psychology principles; - information sources applicable to sport psychology; - principles of sport psychology for sporting performance, such as the brain and its functions, psychological demands of specific sports, emotions, concentration, motivation, goal setting, self reflection on performance; - role and responsibilities of sport psychology professionals; - psychological skills to enhance performance such as managing emotions, managing concentration, establishing pre-, during- and post-performance psychological routines, using relaxation techniques, managing self-talk, managing stress, understanding motivation, setting goals, visualisation, self reflection on performance; - techniques to assist participants to manage performance outcomes; - techniques to create a positive environment for participants, and; - psychology advice and support referral services for participants.

Where to next?

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

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