Module Title:Player Development 3 - 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 planning a phase of training to improve physically. And develop knowledge and understanding of current modern trends in Player Development and Player Development systems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an understanding of current modern trends in relation to Player Development Systems (SMTD, LTAD, LISPA)
LO2 Demonstrate an understanding of and individually develop Football specific fitness in relation to the pre-season phase of training.
LO3 Demonstrate an understanding of current drug and supplement use in sport and of Irish and International regulations in this area.
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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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Player Development Systems:
Standard Model of Talent Development (SMTD). LISPA. Long Term Athlete Development. Current Trends.
Football Fitness:
Prehab and Activation. Matchday and training preparation and readiness. Joint specific awareness and mobility. Training phases and football specific fitness.
Doping Regulation.
Drug regulation in sport: Irish sports council, WADA. History of doping. Drug testing protocol; players rights and obligations. Commonly used drugs and supplements in sports
Technical/ Tactical:
Develop understanding of key game principles: (Attacking, Defending, Transitions) from the perspective of individual, unit, team in reality based training sessions.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions MCQ: Player Development Systems - current trends. 1 30.00 n/a
Presentation Presentation: (Approx 15mins) Drugs in Sport presentation on commonly abused substances and/or doping regulation. 3 20.00 n/a
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Training Plan: (Approx 1500 words) Design, complete and review a personalised training plan from baseline fitness testing. Focusing on Football Specific Fitness. 2 35.00 n/a
Practical/Skills Evaluation Group Practical: (Approx 20mins) Prehab Session (15%): Design and deliver a prehab programme focusing on given specific joints/ joint groups. 1,2 15.00 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
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 3 Mandatory
CW_BBSOC_D Bachelor of Arts in Sport Coaching and Business Management (Football) 3 Mandatory