Contemporary Issues in Coaching (EDPN6014)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit discusses contemporary issues pertinent to today's coach. Topics include leadership development, team culture and group dynamics, the dilemma of drugs and ergogenic aids, the development of high performance teams and the various roles of a head coach. It is suggested that it is leadership quality that separates the truly gifted coaches from the rest. It is their ability to sell their unique coaching system to their athletes 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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Classes

block mode 6x4hr workshops; distance delivery fully online

Assessment

debate (25%); movie analysis (25%); group work (2x15%); learning journal (20%)

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No

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