SP7509: The Expert Coach in a High Performing Setting


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SP7509: The Expert Coach in a High Performing Setting

Module Title The Expert Coach in a High Performing Setting
Module Code SP7509
Module Tutor Will Roberts
School School of Sport and Exercise
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

This module is designed for students to critically analyse the skills required by a coach to work in a high performing setting and find innovative and creative solutions to coaching problems in a variety of developmental levels. The module will explore the advances in applied sports science, technology and the use of support staff in terms of training theory, athlete transition and performance analysis and provide the opportunity for the coach to integrate these findings into the systematic planning of development, preparation and competition programmes. This module aims to equip coaches with a greater understanding of the skills, knowledge and principles involved in effective planning and practice within the coaching process and therefore provide the opportunity to generate, direct and manage the implementation of cutting-edge coaching solutions and training programmes.

Indicative Syllabus

Talent Identification and Development – Principles and Programmes Planning and Periodisation Athlete Support and Transition – management of the athlete in the performance environment (a holistic approach) The intergration of aspects of sports science, technology and performance analysis in the coaching process from an inter disciplinary approach.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:... 1. Critically analyse the application of long term planning principles in terms of periodization and the components of performance in sport coaching 2. Critically appraise the current development of sport specific knowledge in the coach’s sport with regard to a high performing setting and find innovative and creative solutions to coaching problems 3. Provide examples and critical analysis of contingency / crisis planning and issues relating to athlete support and transition 4. Identify, exemplify and justify potential improvements to personal practice and athlete performance through the application of sport science, technology or the use of support staff 5. Critically analyse the integration of talent identification, development and planning principles into practice and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of sports science application in the training context

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: 40% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 2400 words
002: 60% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 3600 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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