Coaching Pedagogy (EDPN5013)

UNIT OF STUDY

Frequently elite athletes are being recruited into professional coaching roles in many sports. Their knowledge of their sport's skills and tactics, their ability to 'read the game' and their first-hand experience at competing at an elite level form the foundation of their coaching. However, playing ability does not necessarily translate into coaching aptitude. Putting this knowledge and experience into action requires the coach to use an effective mix of organisational skills, teaching strategies, communication skills and planning practices. This unit will outline a number of concepts to enhance a coach's effectiveness and provide a smooth transition from elite player to elite coach.

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Classes

intensive mode; semester 2 distance delivery fully online

Assessment

meeting evaluation (25%); coach-athlete role play (30%); practice report (25%); and learning journal (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

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