Core Module Information
Module title: Fundamentals of Sport Science and Football Coaching

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES07112
Module leader: James Dugdale
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science
Prerequisites

N/A

Description of module content:

This module will focus on the complexity of football coaching and its interdisciplinary nature. Principles and application of different disciplines of sport science (e.g. sport psychology, physiology, performance analysis) will be incorporated in the practical classes to reinforce the interdisciplinary nature of football coaching. You will learn relevant theories and concepts that will help you develop an understanding of what is required to be an effective football coach. You will use interpersonal and communication skills to plan and deliver coaching sessions and also recognise, professional, ethical, behavioural and safety issues related to football coaching.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: Acquire an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of sport science and football coaching

LO2: Apply theoretical principles of sport science and football coaching in practice

LO3: Recognise strengths and weaknesses of your own coaching practice

LO4: Relate coaching practice to sport science and coaching literature

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: James Dugdale
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will receive a combination of lecturers, tutorials and practical classes. More specifically, during the lectures the key theoretical concepts will be introduced, while in practical and tutorial classes you will be able to gain practical experience and receive individualised feedback. All the practical classes will be delivered in the facilities of the university which will allow you to organise, plan and deliver football session in a safe learning environment. You will observe a coaching session delivered by a professional coach, and will also need to undertake and log approximately 6 coaching sessions; three of which can be done internally (using their peers as players) and 3 externally at a football team. You will be introduced to the coaching process and the plan-do-review system with a particular focus on planning. This combination of learning and teaching activities will enable you to gain a practical and theoretical understanding of the fundamentals of sport science and football coaching (LO1-4).

Formative Assessment:
You will deliver/take part in practical sessions, observe and outline the key points of practical coaching classes. You will have to create football session plans and deliver sessions in pairs and will receive peer feedback which will be used to enhance your skills and feedforward for the summative assessment 1. Up to three of the internal practical sessions may be used as part of the logbook required for summative assessment 1. This will enhance the learning experience by fostering peer learning and also provide you with guidance for your summative assessment 1 (LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4).

Summative Assessment:
The module will be assessed by two summative assessments: the first one will be a logbook of coaching sessions. You will have to recognise the strengths and weaknesses of your coaching practice in 1000 words (40%, LO1, LO2, and LO3). The second summative assessment will be a small group presentation discussing how football coaching adopts a multidisciplinary approach during coaching delivery (60%, LO1, LO4).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 10
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 20
Independent Learning External visits 2
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Independent Learning Work based learning 8
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 40 1, 2 & 3 11 , WORDS= 1000
Oral Presentation 60 1 & 4 13 HOURS= 00.15
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Brendon Ferrier
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will receive a combination of lecturers, tutorials and practical classes. More specifically, during the lectures the key theoretical concepts will be introduced, while in practical and tutorial classes you will be able to gain practical experience and receive individualised feedback. All the practical classes will be delivered in the facilities of the university which will allow you to organise, plan and deliver football session in a safe learning environment. You will observe a coaching session delivered by a professional coach, and will also need to undertake and log approximately 6 coaching sessions; three of which can be done internally (using their peers as players) and 3 externally at a football team. You will be introduced to the coaching process and the plan-do-review system with a particular focus on planning. This combination of learning and teaching activities will enable you to gain a practical and theoretical understanding of the fundamentals of sport science and football coaching (LO1-4).

Formative Assessment:
You will deliver/take part in practical sessions, observe and outline the key points of practical coaching classes. You will have to create football session plans and deliver sessions in pairs and will receive peer feedback which will be used to enhance your skills and feedforward for the summative assessment 1. Up to three of the internal practical sessions may be used as part of the logbook required for summative assessment 1. This will enhance the learning experience by fostering peer learning and also provide you with guidance for your summative assessment 1 (LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4).

Summative Assessment:
The module will be assessed by two summative assessments: the first one will be a logbook of coaching sessions. You will have to recognise the strengths and weaknesses of your coaching practice in 1000 words (40%, LO1, LO2, and LO3). The second summative assessment will include an observation of a coaching session from a professional coach. You will be asked to recognise good coaching practice and coaching behaviour and relate to the relevant literature in a 1500 word report (60%, LO1, LO4).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 10
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 20
Independent Learning External visits 2
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Independent Learning Work based learning 8
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 40 1, 2 & 3 11 , WORDS= 1000
Report 60 1 & 4 13 , WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES07112 Fundamentals of Sport Science and Football Coaching