Contemporary Issues in Coaching (EDPN6014)


This unit discusses contemporary issues pertinent to today's coach. Topics include leadership development, group dynamics, the various roles and responsibilities of the current head coach and assistant coach, athlete centred coaching and pertinent sports psychology issues. It is suggested that it is leadership quality that separates the truly effective coaches from the rest. It is their ability to sell their unique coaching system to their athletes, to develop a team culture that builds on relationships, and their ability to impact on training intensity that affects success the most - not just the mastery of the 'X's' and 'O's' of their sport. Relevant issues will be explored throughout this unit.

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Semester 1 Block Mode: 4hr x 6 weeks; Online distance delivery fully online.


debate (25%); team based learning tasks (50%); learning journal (25%)

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