Sports Coaching: Theory and Practice (EDGU1005)


This course introduces students to the theoretical and practical aspects of sport and exercise coaching. Through active participation in lectures, tutorials and practical workshops, students will learn how to create a positive sporting environment by utilizing athlete centred coaching strategies. Students will also learn how to evaluate and improve their own coaching performance by applying reflective and evaluative skills. Topics covered include coaching, training and management principles, coaching pedagogy, planning, skill learning and sports psychology. Students will also complete the beginning coaching general principles course. At the completion of this unit it is hoped that students are more confident and knowledgeable in their coaching practice.

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1x2-hr lecture/wk for 6 wks, 1x1-hr tutorial/wk for 6 wks, 1x1-hr lecture/wk for 6 wks, 1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 6 wks


online quizzes (25%), plan and practical coaching session (35%), 2000wd coaching reflection and, evaluation report (40%), Community Coaching General Principles online course (Pass/Fail)

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.