SP7508: Coach Development

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SP7508: Coach Development

Module Title Coach Development
Module Code SP7508
Module Tutor Paul Garner
School School of Sport and Exercise
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

This module will explore the conceptual frameworks proposed for Sports Coaching, and develop the student’s own ability to recognize the need for self-reflection and analysis and reinforce the assumption that the quality of coaching is a significant factor in determining performance improvement and success. The module will examine the social context of coaching and identify the distinctive values of the coaching process. The contemporary debates about the move towards the professionalization of coaches along with a thorough appraisal of the developments linked to the UK Coaching Certificate will be addressed in the module.

Indicative Syllabus

Within the module the value, types and impact of mentoring and reflection as tools for supporting the professional development of coaches will be fully explored. Students will also encounter practical opportunities to critically evaluate their coaching competence through tools of reflection, by analysing the impact of such tools on practice and the challenges they present in coaching.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:... 1. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the conceptual framework which underpins sports coaching 2. Appraise critically the Development Model for sports coaches 3. Critically examine Coaching as an inter-personal relationship and the social context in which it operates 4. Reflect critically on the role and nature of reflective practice across the profession / sector of sports coaching 5. Provide critical synthesis of the impacts and challenges surrounding the use of reflective tools and methods within sports coaching

Learning and Teaching Activities

T Scheduled learning and teaching activities: 60 hours: Guided independent study: 240 hours

Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Coursework: Individual, other: Case Study, 3000 words
002: 50% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 3000 words
Special Assessment Requirements None
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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