SP0476 - LONG TERM ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

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What will I learn on this module?

ou will have the opportunity to learn and develop your knowledge of the different models, principles and processes of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD).

The module addresses the key principles of growth and maturation in children and allows you to examine normal physical and motor development of children and to identify where developmental patterns are not as expected.

You will develop an insight into some of the injuries and medical issues of concern to the coach when working with young athletes and how to minimise the risks and put in place preventative measures.

On completion of the module you should be able to demonstrate knowledge of Multi Skills acquisition covering the areas of FUNdamentals, A, B, C’s and the correct techniques of these skills.

The module includes the provision of a 1st 4 Sport accredited Level 2 Coaching qualification called 'Doorstep Sport Coaching' which on successful completion will provide you with the required level of qualification to be able to coach independently. This course, developed and delivered by Street Games, combines two 1st 4 Sport Courses in one, providing students with both qualifications (level 2 Principles and Preparation for Sport Coaching and level 2 award in Multi-skill development).

How will I learn on this module?

You will be supported in your learning by engaging in lectures, seminars, laboratory and coaching practicals, workshops and independent learning. In your practical sessions, your will be taught by 1st4Sport experienced tutors and will engage in ‘hands-on’ coaching from the start.
You will also have the comprehensive use of the university Electronic Learning Platform (Elp) and the novel use of IT interactive delivery systems, for both the delivery of lectures and interactive workshops, and for the assessment of your work.
Taught content will be a combination of tutor and student led activities with an emphasis on you reflecting on and discussing your own coaching practice and the relevant topic areas around growth, maturation and long term athlete development. You will have the opportunity to debate key issues related to your own and other’s coaching practice and acquire knowledge, skills and experience in a practical context.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be supported through directed learning tasks, electronic and interactive content via the eLP, lectures, an electronic reading list and 1-1 support from an academic tutor. You will be expected to be proactive in identifying and raising issues for discussion with the module leader and your guidance tutor in particular. These should be prompted by your reading, planning, practice and review related to the module’s content. In addition, you will be able to take advantage of the University Library’s Skills Plus programme as you develop your skills as a first year student. Specific tutor support and access to facilities (e.g., Sport Central,) will be given to enable you to develop your coaching practice and analytical skills. You will also have access to a Discussion Board (via the eLP) where support from peers and module staff can be accessed in relation to the module’s content and assessments.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Describe and compare stages within the Long Term Athlete Development models.
2. Evaluate the principles of growth, maturation and motor control in children / young athletes in the pathway and how they impact upon the child and participation in sporting activities.
3. Discuss injuries, medical issues and ethical issues of concern to the coach when working with the growing child.



Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
4. Demonstrate a knowledge and practical application of multi skills acquisition and the ability to plan and deliver a multi skills coaching session

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

5. Discuss ethical issues of concern to the coach when working with the growing child.

How will I be assessed?

1. Summative Assessment:

Report (50%) (1500 words)
A report on LTAD and the impact of the principles of growth and maturation in children and injuries in the growing children. (LO 1,2,3,& 5)

Practical (50%)
Practical Coaching session where students will plan, deliver (marked 1st 4 Sport criteria) and self-evaluate a session (1000 words) on multi skills (LO 4).

2. Formative assessment will be provided to students on an individual and group basis throughout practical workshops, seminars and tutorials giving the opportunity for the student to self-reflect on progress. Students will have an opportunity to practice practical skills. They will gain formative assessment from peers and tutors throughout their multi-skills coaching practice.

Students will gain tutor feedback from summative assessments via the front cover sheet and written feedback on essay scripts and on the performance in the practical coaching (coaching session plan, practical assessment criteria sheet, self-evaluation). A group feedback session will also be held.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

A unique selling point of this module will be your opportunity to gain two L2 coaching qualifications by the provision of a 1st 4 Sport accredited Level 2 Coaching qualification called 'Doorstep Sport Coaching' which will provide all students with the required level of qualification to be able to coach independently. This course, developed and delivered by Street Games, combines the level 2 Principles and Preparation for Sport Coaching and level 2 award in Multi-skill development.
In addition to this you will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding in the key principles of growth and maturation in children. It will allow you the opportunity to examine normal physical and motor development of children and to identify where developmental patterns are not as expected. You will develop an insight into some of the injuries and medical issues of concern to the coach when working with young athletes and how to minimise the risks and put in place preventative measures.

Course info

UCAS Code CX61

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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