This subject introduces students to the theoretical and practical aspects of sport and exercise coaching. Through active participation in lectures and practical classes, students will develop a basic understanding of training and performance with reference to a variety of groups. Students will also learn how to evaluate and improve their own coaching performance by applying reflective and analytical skills. Topics covered include coaching pedagogy, training principles, session planning, basic concepts of sports science and ethical issues.
Students also complete the Australian Sports Commission’s "Community Coaching General Principles" online course as a Hurdle Task.
Intended learning outcomes
Students will develop a basic understanding of sports training and performance.
Students will learn how to evaluate and improve their own coaching performance.
Students will learn to plan and design Micro and Meso plans applicable to Coaching programs.
Students will learn the basics of Health and Safety as it applies in a sporting context.