20 credits at level HE6
1) Identify and analyse the components of an effective competition preparation programme.
2) Interpret and critically evaluate sport performance plans and cycles.
3) Examine and compare qualitative and quantitative methods for collecting and analysing performance data.
4) Apply knowledge in planning, preparation and analysis for performance to real situations
1) Programme planning.
2) Periodisation and competition.
3) Setting performance goals.
4) Tapering and peaking.
5) Behavioural and mental aspects of preparation.
6) Qualitative and quantitative analysis of performance.
7) Performance profiling.
8) Observational analysis.
9) Notational analysis.
Essential concepts and knowledge 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. The module seeks to challenge the students to synthesize knowledge and integrate disciplines to produce coherent and effective actions that relate directly to athletesí needs to optimise and enhance performance. Learning outcomes 1, 2, 4 and 5 will be assessed through the production of a written report illustrating studentsí ability to utilise knowledge and apply this to an athlete or team in the construction of a tailored preparation plan leading up to a named event or performance. Learning outcomes 3, 4, 5 will be assessed through a second client based task whereby the student will be able to demonstrate their ability to utilise appropriate analysis systems, identify and recommend training and planning changes to ensure further performance enhancements. Students will be challenged to synthesise information drawing upon their knowledge from across disciplines. The students capacity for effective client interaction will be an integral element of a successful completion of the work.
The learning hours for this module will typically 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 5 hours = 30
Seminar preparation 6 x 5 hours = 30
Practical preparation 12 x 2 hours = 24
Coursework preparation 2 x 37 hours = 74
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate a coherent understanding of the components of an effective competition preparation programme.||Outline a competition preparation programme explaining the purpose and importance of its constituent components|
|2.||Devise and justify an integrated competition preparation programme for performers with a view to achieving a successful competition outcome.||
Appraise the state of readiness for competition in an identified event of an individual athlete or team and identify areas of deficiency or weakness.
Formulate a competition preparation programme aimed at maximising performance in the identified event.
Evaluate the effectiveness of the competition preparation programme and recommend changes with respect to preparation for future events.
|3.||Select and use appropriate qualitative and quantitative methods of performance analysis.||
Collect performance data using a variety of methods.
Justify the choice of data collection. Meaningfully evaluate the collected data.
Make appropriate recommendations on the basis of the evaluation
|4.||Demonstrate autonomy in their work.||
Work with clients.
Manage and organise their time and other resources.
|5.||Demonstrate appropriate work practice in the conduct of practical sessions.||
Show due regard for their clients and peers comfort and well-being. Adopt and apply good health and safety practice.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||2000 word report on Planning for Performance||20 minute Performance Analysis, Evaluation and Recommendations||500 Abstract on Perfomance Analysis|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Bompa, T.O (1999) Periodisation: Theory and Methodology of Training. Human Kinetics.
Cross, N., Lyle, J (1999) The Coaching Process: Principles and practice for Sport.
Galvin, B., Ledger, P (1998) Planning Coaching Programmes. Sports coach UK.
Hughes, M., Franks, I (2004) Notational Analysis in Sport. Routledge.
Martens, R (1997) Successful Coaching. Human Kinetics.
Robertson, K (1999) Observation, Analysis and Video. Sports Coach UK.
International Journal of Sports Medicine
Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Journal of Sports Science
Journal of Motor Behaviour
Journal of Sports Sciences
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Perceptual and Motor Skills
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
|Host Subject Group:||Sport, Leisure and Tourism|
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