Module Title:Player Development 1 - Football
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: - Lectures - Discussion - Readings - Project work - Practicals
Module Aim: Provide the learner with an opportunity to develop their understanding of ‘Player Development’ in a practical context from the perspective of the player with a focus on football specific fitness. Introduce learners to the structure and purpose of the FAI Grassroots dept. and investigate the role it plays in player development in Ireland.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and purpose of the FAI Grassroots Department and the role it plays in Player Development in Ireland.
LO2 Demonstrate an understanding of and individually develop Football specific fitness in relation to the 11v11 game (Endurance, Speed, Power, Agility).
LO3 Recommend and advise on the best nutritional practices and nutritional requirements for participation in competitive adult Football
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Technical/ Tactical:
Develop understanding of key game principles: (Attacking, Defending, Transitions) from the persective of individual, unit, team in reality based training sessions.
Football Fitness:
Develop and improve football specific fitness through pitch and gym based activities. (Endurance, Speed, Power, Agility). Undergo fitness testing and receive results and feedback on key individual improvement goals in relation to results. Introduction to gym based strength and conditioning programme.
FAI Grassroots:
Overview of the FAI Grassroots department - strategy, structure, staffing, purpose, partners, interdependencies. Specific detail on the programmes with the grassroots department within the FAI (Schools, Clubs, Intercultural, Disability etc.)
Sports Nutrition
Healthy balanced diet. Energy requirements and current practices of players. Food pyramid/plate. Basic nutrients. Assessment of diet. Timing of ingestion, Hydration/electrolyte balance, Carbohydrates, Fats, Protein, Vitamins and Minerals
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
Project20.00%
Practical50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Group Presentation: (Approx 12mins) Grassroots Football in Ireland (FAI). 1 30.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Essay: (Approx 1200 words) Nutrition essay - advice/recommendations for the player on key aspects of nutrition (healthy balanced diet, macros, timing of ingestion, hydration etc) 3 20.00 n/a
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Fitness Testing Protocol: (Approx 45mins) Complete a football specific fitness testing protocol from the perspective of the 'player'. Focusing on Football Specific Fitness. 1,2 50.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Estimated Learner Hours 12 Weeks per Stage 5.42
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Total Hours 149.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 1 Mandatory
CW_BBSOC_D Bachelor of Arts in Sport Coaching and Business Management (Football) 1 Mandatory