Module Title:Coaching
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In No Programmes
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered in a one-hour lecture and one two-hour practical per week. Any course-related issue or questions that may arise will be discussed at lectures. Course lecture summaries, course calendar, announcements and other course-related material will be available on Blackboard, a virtual learning environment. Students can contact lecturer outside of class hours to discuss formative feedback given on written reports, PowerPoint Presentation, and group project work.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the key planning, organisation and communication aspects required to be an effective coach.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Analyse and reflect on different coaching philosophies that influence their own coaching philosophy.
LO2 Appraise important elements of interpersonal communication in sports coaching.
LO3 Formulate pedagogical and organizational skills relevant to the planning and implementation of an effective coaching session.
LO4 Synthesise knowledge of variations and progressions within and across coaching practices.
LO5 Review, evaluate and give constructive feedback to others engaged in coaching practice
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Analysis of the coaching process
Distinguishing between the technical, tactical, physiological and psychological aspects of coaching and relating it to player development pathways
Coaching philosophies
Coaching philosophies and the importance of adopting a player-centered, games approach.
Safe and effective coaching
Components of an effective and safe coaching session
Communication styles and their application in coaching.
Planning and organisation of coaching sessions; variations and progressions in coaching.
Demonstration, verbal instruction, feedback, observation, correction
Practice variability and distribution, amount of practice, whole or part practice
Review and evaluation of others coaching practice
Current concepts in coaching
Examples of current concepts include: burnout, the female athlete triad and early/late specialisation in sport
Coaching diverse population groups
Knowledge and skill for understanding diverse populations. Accommodating different learning abilities and physical skill by planning, coaching and evaluating performance.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Essay on a topic related to coaching 1,2 20.00 n/a
Reflective Journal Personal reflective e-portfolio/diary 1,2,3,4,5 20.00 n/a
Presentation Group presentation/workshop 1,2 20.00 n/a
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical coaching assignment 1 4,5 15.00 Sem 1 End
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical Coaching assignment 2 4,5 25.00 Sem 2 End
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Laboratory 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Total Hours 180.00