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 practical coaching skills underpinned with models of best practice in strength and conditioning in elite sport and recreational participants.
To analyse and critically evaluate coaching behaviour and style.
Contemporary leadership theory and style, in relation to strength and conditioning
Coaching theory and style
Group dynamics, and social interaction
The nature of the coach-athlete/participant relationship
Coaching behaviour analysis techniques and frameworks
Cohesion and teamwork
Effective communication and coaching skills
Planning effective strength and conditioning coaching sessions
Models of reflective practice
Teaching hours will consist of 24 hours delivered over 8 x 3 hour blocks and 126 hours of independent study, reading, project work and evaluations. Tutors will provide ongoing support and guidance throughout this process.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Practically demonstrate effective communication styles in coaching strength and conditioning sessions.||Deliver a strength and conditioning coaching session using effective communication.|
|2.||Critically understand the nature of social interaction between individuals and groups.||Be able to present and critically defend, to peers, the nature of individual and group behaviour in a strength and conditioning environment.|
|3.||Understand a variety of psychological principles that underpin individual under performance when working in groups.||Be able to present and critically defend, to peers, the nature of individual and group under performance in a strength and conditioning performance environment.|
|4.||Develop a theory to practice link for delivering effective strength and conditioning coaching sessions.||Plan, and deliver an effective strength and conditioning coaching session.|
|5.||Develop, and integrate, theoretical reflective practice skills into your strength and conditioning post delivery review.||Produce a written critical, and reflective, review of coaching behaviour and style.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||20 minute presentation examining the social psychology underpinning individual and group behaviour in a strength and conditioning environment.||Plan a 30 minute strength and conditioning practical session. Deliver the planned session, critically evaluate the coaching behaviour and style used by the coach.|
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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