Module Title:Player Development 2 - 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 Individual Performance Planning. Introduce learners to the structure and purpose of the FAI High Performance dept. and consider how it functions in relation to other National bodies and sports.
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 High Performance Department and the role it plays in Player Development in Ireland.
LO2 Demonstrate the skills required to complete position specific player profiling and goalsetting with a focus on improving performance.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Individual Performance Planning:
Individual analysis of performance. Individual goal setting and mapping. Identifying super strengths. Modelling based on high performers.
FAI High Performance Programmes
Overview of the FAI High Performance department - strategy, structure, staffing, purpose, partners, interdependencies. Specific detail on the programmes with the department within the FAI (ETB, CoEs, TY, Coach Education). Challenges within Irish football.
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.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Group Presentation: (Approx 22mins) High Performance Football systems - negotiated presentation topics. 1 50.00 n/a
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Mode A: Complete a player specific Individual Performance Plan (IPP). (Approx 1200 words) [Mode A: Student completes 50%+ of practical pitch based sessions in the semester] Mode B: Injury Rehab Written Report (Approx 1200 words) [Mode B: Student fails to complete 50%+ of the pitch based practicals within the semester] 2 50.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


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
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 2 Mandatory
CW_BBSOC_D Bachelor of Arts in Sport Coaching and Business Management (Football) 2 Mandatory