SP6033 - Applied Coaching of Individual Sports in an Educational Setting

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What will I learn on this module?

The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to build upon and apply the knowledge, skills and experience gained at Level 4 and Level 5 to the teaching of net wall games and individual activities, such as badminton, gymnastics and athletics. Throughout the module you will have the opportunity to further develop your coaching skills and practice but with specific emphasis on utilising these in order to teach the skills and techniques involved in individual activities and net wall games in a school environment. A major part of this module will be the opportunity to develop your practical skills and gain an critical understanding of how to develop these with students in an educational context.

How will I learn on this module?

This module builds upon the learning and teaching approaches adopted at Level 4 and Level 5. You will develop your ability to apply theory to practice through a combination of lectures, seminar activities, practical workshops, demonstrations, supervised practice time and self-directed activities. Taught content will be both staff and student led, with an emphasis placed on you engaging sport specific practical skills and their application in an educational context. The practical sessions will enable you to become familiar with a wide range of training techniques and associated seminar sessions will be used to critically analyse those methods and apply them to the coaching process.
You will also have the opportunity to review your own and other’s context-specific planning, delivering and coaching practice. You are strongly encouraged to engage in independent study through the provision of reading lists and topics to be covered in preparation for seminar sessions.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be supported through directed learning tasks, electronic and interactive content via the Electronic Learning Portal (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 an undergraduate researcher. Specific tutor support and access to facilities (e.g., Sport Central) will be given to enable you to develop your sport specific skills, 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. Critically analyse and apply the pedagogic issues related to teaching individual sports in practice and critically review your own coaching practices and delivery methods in relation to these needs to enhance learning and performance.

2. Critically examine a student(s) performance and apply coaching practice principles with regard to the application of skills development in the delivery of inclusive and safe coaching.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
3. Plan and design coaching sessions which meet the developmental needs of the student(s).

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
4. Demonstrate a broad range of skills including awareness of health and safety, knowledge and critical awareness of moral, ethical, and legal issues in sports coaching when coaching individual sports in a school setting including.

How will I be assessed?

Summative Assessment:

1. Students will design a programme of study for a designated net / wall or individual sport taught on the module for either Key satge 2, 3 or 4 as stipulated in the assessment brief. (LO 3 & 4).

2. Applied Practical Presentation (100%) (20 minute applied practical presentation) Students will deliver one 20 minute Practical session based on one of their sessions from the Programme of Study (Assessment 001) (LO 1, 2).

Formative Assessment:

Includes practical coaching, critical analysis of appropriate case studies and/or real life athlete performances and in-class individual and group presentations. You will receive both tutor and peer feedback on the tasks supporting formative assessment.

Pre-requisite(s)

Successful completion of level 5

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

A major part of this module will be the opportunity to develop your own practical skills in activities such as gymnastics, badminton and athletics and gain an critical understanding of how to develop these with students in an educational context. The aim is to provide you with the opportunity to build upon and apply the knowledge, skills and experience gained at Level 4 and Level 5 to the teaching of net wall games and individual activities. Throughout the module you will have the opportunity to further develop your coaching skills and practice but with specific emphasis on utilising these in order to coach the skills and techniques involved in individual activities and net wall games in a school environment.

You will be assessed via the production of a Programme of Study (POS) for a designated net / wall or individual sport that has been taught on the module and subsequently deliver a twenty minute practical session from the POS that you designed.

On completion of a successful module you will have developed a range of new skills that can be applied to a variety of employment opportunities within the sector.

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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