EDUC10051 Sports Coaching: Theory and Practice

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Summer Term, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 06-Feb-2017 to 10-Feb-2017
Assessment Period End 28-Feb-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Feb-2017
Census Date 10-Feb-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 17-Feb-2017

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Feb-2017 to 28-May-2017
Assessment Period End 23-Jun-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 10-Mar-2017
Census Date 31-Mar-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 05-May-2017

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 24-Jul-2017 to 22-Oct-2017
Assessment Period End 17-Nov-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Aug-2017
Census Date 31-Aug-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 22-Sep-2017

The Summer intensive availability has a quota of 125 students.

Places will be allocated based on date of enrolment until the quota is reached.

Pre-teaching period (Summer):

During the pre-teaching period students will be required to complete readings that will be provided via LMS and watch a film.

Timetable can be viewed here.
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Miss Melanie Nash, Ms Anna Krohn




Subject Overview:

This subject introduces students to the theoretical and practical aspects of sport and exercise coaching. Through active participation in lectures and movement laboratories, 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 have the option to complete the ASC's "Community Coaching General Principles" Online Course.

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.
  • On-line tests related to readings, including the AIS Community Coaching General Principles online test. Due throughout the teaching period, (25 per cent)
  • Coaching unit and rationale (2000 words) Due at end of teaching period, (50 per cent)
  • Practical Coaching Presentation (1000 word equivalent) Due as scheduled during the second half of the teaching period, (25 per cent)

This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance at all tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Prescribed Texts:

Readings will be made available

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Links to further information: http://education.unimelb.edu.au/study_with_us/breadth/leading_community_sport_and_recreation#sports
Related Breadth Track(s): Leading Community Sport and Recreation

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