This unit introduces students to the concept, theories and practical implications of physical conditioning for a range of athlete abilities across a broad spectrum of land-based sports. Critical to both lectures and tutorials are both the knowledge and practical application of speed training for athletes from beginner to advanced levels.
|1.||Demonstrate understanding of current theory and research relating to speed training, including: reaction, acceleration, maximum speed, speed endurance;|
|2.||Appreciate the fundamentals of running mechanics and related drills;|
|3.||Appreciate the fundamentals of agility and related drills;|
|4.||Demonstrate understanding of the key features of aerobic endurance systems (eg. continuous, interval, Fartlek);|
|5.||Be familiar with a range of flexibility formats (ie. passive, static, dynamic, ballistic, PNF);|
|6.||Demonstrate understanding of the key features of mobility, warm-up/cool-down and recovery;|
|7.||Be conversant with energy system theory; and|
|8.||Be familiar with appropriate use of water training as an integral component of speed development.|
|Exercise||Lesson plan and exercise manual - hurdle task A + B||10%|
|Practicum||Practical: PIL session||30%|
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