Sport Coaching: Theory and Practice

Subject EDUC10002 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours (16 hours of lectures, 14 hours of coaching and movement labs, 6 hours of local field trips
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.


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Subject Overview:

This subject integrates theoretical and practical knowledge in the study of sport coaching with a focus on team games and junior sport. Through reading, active participation in lectures, movement laboratories and practical experiences of coaching young players, students will examine the structure of sports organisation in Australia, current issues in junior sport, and the ways in which recent theoretical developments in sport coaching in Australia address these issues. Students will be exposed to these recent developments through the undertaking of a level 1 nationally-accredited coaching course in a major team sport and the practical experience of planning, training, organising, managing and coaching junior sport clinics in local club or school contexts. Students will examine learning theory as applied to coaching, and examine a range of coaching approaches and instructional styles with an emphasis on player-centred approaches that provide for the development of decision-making ability, tactical understanding and flexible skill execution. Students will also visit schools, junior clubs and elite-level sport institutions. Students will also be offered the option of taking part in a field trip to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra.

Objectives: Information not available

1. a hurdle requirement of passing a level 1 coaching course; 2. a 1500-word written evaluation of a coaching episode (40%); 3. a 2500-word final essay (60%).

Prescribed Texts:

Prescribed Texts:

Readings will be supplied.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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