SP5010 - Coaching Skills and Practice

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What will I learn on this module?

Coaching Skills and Practice’ (SP0500) builds upon that introduced in SP0400 - practice skills, practice behaviours - to consider why these are important to the coaching process and how these practices and behaviours can be used to create progressive and transferable outcomes in a series of coaching sessions. This module aims to introduce the concepts of how to create an engaging and positive motivational climate (eg. self-determination, achievement goals) which influences athletes’ behaviours, engagement, and well-being in sport. Furthermore, you will also develop awareness of how a theoretical understanding of motor skills acquisition can be applied to the coaching process which includes previous and current theroies of motor skill acquisition (eg. information processing, dynamical systems).

How will I learn on this module?

Following from SP0400 whereby peer group participants are used during the practical in combination with formal teaching methods, here in SP0500 students will link the content previously learned and that covered in SP0500 to a range of participants including peers, developing athletes and special population participants in a range of contexts. You will develop their ability to apply theory to practice through a combination of lectures, seminar activities and practical workshops. Taught content is mostly student-led however still high involvement and instruction from academic staff. Inclusion of external, industry coaches/professionals from a range of sports/development stages or abilitiy levels. A mix between group peer, on site coaching and self-led external coaching will also allow students to acquire knowledge of a variety of coaching systems whilst concurrently analysing coaching behaviour and practice.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

All members of staff involved with SP0500 be available for individualised, pre-booked meetings at specified times for students. During these meetings you will have the opportunity to gain support for (but not limited to) module content, feedback relating to formative and summative assessments as well as general enquiries and issues specific to SP0500.

Additionally you will have access to a Discussion Board (found on the eLP for this module) where enquiries and issues relating to the module can be raised with module staff and student peers providing the necessary support across a general forum.

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. You will demonstrate an understanding and analyse sport coach created climates based around the conept of motivation and related theories
2. You will demonstrate and understanding and analyse current and traditional motor skill acquisition theoretical models ina sport coaching context

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
3. You will develop skills on how to create a coaching environment for prolonged engagement and skill development and how these can be used to create progressive and transferable outcomes in a series of coaching sessions
4. You will gain professional coaching skills aligned with the UKCC Level 2 Coaching Certificate as a result of the taught and practical teaching material

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
5. You will recognise how a sport coaches behaviours and practice can influence and explain changes in an athlete’s movement coordination and behaviours

How will I be assessed?

1. Summative Assessment:
a. Practical coaching session based on therories of motor skill acquistion in combination with the coach-created motivational climate, includes proceeding viva (MLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
b. Cricitally based essay on: enhancing motivation through coaching practices (MLO 1, 3, 5)

2. Formative Assessment: includes practical coaching of a variety of participants and groups, critical analysis (research-tutored and –research-based of research) of appropriate case studies and in-class individual and group presentations.

You will receive both tutor and peer feedback on the tasks supporting the student/s in their completion of the formative assessments.

Pre-requisite(s)

Successful completion of Level 4

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

Coaching Skills and Practice’ aims to introduce the concepts of how a coach can create an engaging and positive environment which influences athletes’ behaviours, engagement, and well-being in sport. This module will also develop awareness of how a coach can apply the models of motor skill acquisition to the coaching process. Taught content is mostly student-led however still high involvement and instruction from research and industry based academic staff. Inclusion of external, industry coaches/professionals from a range of sports/development stages or ability levels. When delivering practical sessions you will link previously learned content already (SP0400) and with that of the current module to peer groups, school-aged participants, developing athlete/special population participants in a range of contexts. By the end of this module you should be able to demonstrate how a coach can create a suitable environment which promotes well being and engagement, as well as aide in the progression and development of technical and tactical skills over series of sessions.

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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