This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to enable coaches to support their athletes to apply the principles of sports psychology to their specific sporting activity. It focuses on assisting athletes to implement and evaluate psychological approaches to optimise their sporting performance.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
SISSSCO308

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: - build rapport with athletes and support personnel; - access, analyse and convey information about sport psychology principles and approaches for peak performance to athletes using appropriate communication techniques; - negotiate appropriate strategies to achieve peak performance with athletes and seek feedback on the effectiveness of strategies; - language and literacy skills to access and interpret information on sport psychology principles and approaches for peak performance relevant to the appropriate sport; - assess effectiveness of psychological approaches to enhance performance and to modify accordingly, and; - recognise psychological barriers to enhanced performance and refer the athlete to support personnel.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - psychological approaches and techniques such as mental rehearsal, goal setting and self control strategies to assist athletes to prepare psychologically for competition and to enhance performance in a sporting event; - organisational policies and procedures to enable athletes to implement psychological approaches to enhance performance in a professional and supported manner; - motivational techniques to assist athletes to prepare psychologically for a sporting event; - psychological barriers to enable these to be recognised and addressed, and; - credible information sources regarding psychological approaches for peak performance to enable accuracy and currency of knowledge to be conveyed to athletes.

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