Module title: Practical Coaching

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES09103
Module leader: Peter Laird
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science
Prerequisites

SES08104: Principles of Coaching
As well as above students must have a level 1 coaching certificate (or equivalent)


Description of module content:

A period of coaching will be undertaken with evidence compiled about the coaching process, evaluation of the programme and how a knowledge of relevant theory informs his/her coaching practice. In assessment, critical assessment of coaching and achievement of objectives throughout the experience is essential. Sessions will involve the following: establishing coaching objectives; active reporting; sharing of experiences; systematic behavioural instruments; quantitative & qualitative data collection.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Understand defining principles and structures of coaching practice and how they may influence the coaching process
LO2: Develop an integrated knowledge of selected theoretical concepts, such as sports pedagogy, reflective practice, leadership in sport, athlete-coach relationship and models of effective coaching practice
LO3: Critically observe and recognise effective coaching behaviours and the impact of these behaviours on athlete learning and development.
LO4: Develop practical coaching skills and application of knowledge through the process of active planning, recording and evaluation of an approved coaching practice
LO5: Select and use appropriate theoretical models to critique and reflect upon new and existing skills and experiences.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - CHRISTINE NASH (2014) PRACTICAL SPORTS COACHING: ROUTLEDGE, 1st ed. - ISBN: 978
Core - PAUL POTRAC, WADE GILBERT, JIM DENISON (2012) ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF SPORTS COACHING: ROUTLEDGE, 1st ed. - ISBN: 978
Recommended - PAUL ROBINSON (2015) FOUNDATIONS OF SPORTS COACHING: ROUTLEDGE, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 978
Recommended - TERRY MCMORRIS (2014) ACQUISITION AND PERFORMANCE OF SPORTS SKILLS: WILEY BLACKWELL, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 978
Recommended - LEE NELSON, RYAN GROOM, PAUL POTRAC (2014) RESEARCH METHODS IN SPORTS COACHING: ROUTLEDGE, 1st ed. - ISBN: 978
Recommended - TANYA CASSIDY, R JONES, PAUL POTRAC, ROBYN JONES (2004) UNDERSTANDING SPORTS COACHING: THE SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND PEDAGOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COAHCING PRACTICE: ROUTLEDGE, 1st ed. - ISBN: 978
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