20 credits at level HE5
1) To examine and critically relate motor control theory to sports coaching behaviour.
2) To analyse the nature coaching behaviour
3) To enable students to evaluate sports coach behaviour.
1) Definitions and models of motor learning in a sports coaching context.
2) Implications of motor control and learning for coaching feedback.
3) Concepts of coach behaviour and recognised effective coach practice.
4) Systems of observation and analysis of coach behaviour
5) Evaluation of coach behaviour and management effectiveness
The learning outcomes for this module are essential concepts and knowledge that will be introduced through a series of key lectures associated with specific topic areas. Understanding will be developed through seminars for which students will be expected to prepare material related to their own sports coaching experiences. Further understanding and application will be developed through practical activity that will constitute a large portion of this module. Tutorials will allow for guidance and feedback on progression within the module.
Learning outcomes 1, 3 and 4 are assessed through the production of an essay. The report will also serve as a vehicle for the development of transferable skills as it will require the adoption of an effective study and learning strategy in relation to; information location, retrieval of information Learning outcome 2, 4, 5 and 6 will be assessed by a presentation and a report. This will serve as a vehicle for the development of an effective study strategy in relation to; selection and retrieval; presentation; scientific report writing and presentation skills; and the use of information technology.
The learning hours for this module will be made up of the following components:
Lectures 6 x 1.5 hours = 9
Seminars 6 x 1.5 hours = 9
Practicals 12 x 1.5 hours = 18
Tutorials 2 x 3 hours = 6
Background reading 6 x 4 hours = 24
Seminar preparation 6 x 3 hours = 18
Practical preparation 12 x 2 hours = 24
Coursework preparation 3 x 30 hours = 90
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Evaluate the contextual relevance of the varying models of motor control to sports coaching situations.||Identify how motor control theory relates to sports coaching behaviour.|
|2.||Evaluate the appropriateness of management strategies in a variety of sports coaching contexts.||Identify management strategies adopted by the coach with respect to the performer and the situation and appraise the appropriateness of the adopted strategy in the context of effective coaching|
|3.||Evaluate sports coach behaviour.||Interpret and describe how models of skill acquisition relate to coaching.|
|4.||Present information succinctly and meaningfully using a variety of forms.||Use of word processing and presentation packages.|
|5.||Use theories of motor control and learning to explain behaviour within sports coaching contexts.||Outline the use models of motor control and learning in coaching.|
|6.||Present information in a visual and oral presentation||Deliver a fluent presentation with respect to time constraints and content requirements|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||2000 word ESSAY on motor control and implications for coach feedback||20 minutes Coach behaviour analysis||2000 word Coach Behaviour analysis report|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Crisfield, P (1996) Analysing Your Coaching. The National Coaching Foundation.
Cross, N., Lyle, J (1999) The Coaching Process: Principles and practice for Sport.
Hagger, M (1999) Coaching Young Performers. Sports Coach UK.
Kerr, A (1996) Coaching Disabled Performers. The National Coaching Foundation.
Lyle, J (2002) Sports Coaching Concepts: a framework of coaches’ behaviour. London, Routledge.
Malina, R.M., Bouchard, C. and Oded Bar-Or (2004) Growth, Maturation and Physical Activity. Human Kinetics
Martens, R (1997) Successful Coaching. Human Kinetics. Champaign, IL.
Schmidt, R.A. and Wrisberg, C.A. (2000) Motor Learning and Performance: a problem based learning approach. Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL.
The National Coaching Foundation (1996) The Successful Coach: Guidelines for Coaching practice.
|Host Subject Group:||Sport, Leisure and Tourism|
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