15 credits at level HE7
To examine and critically relate leadership and sports coaching behaviour in the context of the strength and conditioning professional.
To critically analyse the nature of group dynamics and the ways that leadership behaviours impact on groups and individuals in the context of the strength and conditioning professional.
To develop management strategies in coaching and leadership in sport in the context of the strength and conditioning professional.
To develop practical coaching skills underpinned with models of best practice in strength and conditioning in elite and competitive sport
Leadership theory and style
Coaching theory and style
The coach athlete relationship
Coaching behaviour analysis
Cohesion and teamwork
Teaching hours will consist of 24 hours delivered over 2 weekends and 120 hours of independent study, reading, project work and evaluations. Tutors will provide ongoing support and guidance trhoughout this process. University of Bolton facilities will also be made available to students between weekend delivery courses by arrangement with the programme manager.
A mixture of critical project work, incorporating development of personal models for delivery in strength and conditioning, will be coupled with presentations and practical assessments based on client group work.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Gain a critical understanding of leadership theory and locate that theory within sports coaching and strength and conditioning contexts.||Produce a critical analysis of a coaches leadership style|
|2.||Critically evaluate the contextual relevance of the varying models of leadership behaviour to sports coaching situations||Conduct a critical analysis of a coaching / leadership style within a strength and conditioning context|
|3.||Critically evaluate the appropriateness of management strategies in a variety of sports coaching contexts||Include in a detailed coaching plan strategies to effectively improve management strategies based on a critical understanding of team dynamics|
|4.||Develop a theory to practice link for enhancing team cohesion||Critically review strategies to effectively improve team cohesion based on a critical understanding of team dynamics|
|5.||Practically demonstrate effective communication styles in coaching settings relating to strength and conditioning||Critically analyse a coaching session and the communication styles used.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||3000 word essay - a critical review of the relevance of contemporary leadership models and coaching research to strength and conditioning practice||develop and deliver an effective 20 minute coaching session accompanied by critical self analysis|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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Faster Higher Stronger
Journal of Sports Sciences
Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.
Journal of Sports Sciences.
Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise.
NSCA Journal of Strength & Conditioning
Physical therapy in Sport
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
|Host Subject Group:||Sport, Leisure and Tourism|
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