Module Title:Player Development 5 - Football
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
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 and recovery and regenartion. And investigate and analyse Player Development systems and structures in Ireland and around the world.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an understanding and awareness of Player Development systems, structures and methods in relation to the worldwide game.
LO2 Demonstrate an understanding and awareness of the differences, challeneges and opportunities that exist in Irish football in relation to development plans implemented by worldwide counterparts.
LO3 Implement strategies utilising a range of equipment to develop the Individual players in game position specifc skills and ability to recover and regenerate post-game (MatchDay +1).
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
Player Development Systems:
Review, explore and analyse player development systems form around the world within and outside of football. EPL - EPPP, SFA schools programme. FAI - ETP. NZF Whole of Football Plan.
Football Fitness:
Prehab, Activation, Ramp - training and match preparation and warm up activities. Utilsiing equipment - mini bands, strength, sliders, hurdles, box steps.
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 Assessment50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Individual Presentation: (Approx 24mins) Compare and Contrast a High Performance Football programme in Ireland with another nation and, or sport. 1,2 50.00 n/a
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical: (Approx 24mins) Design and deliver a football specific 'Team' recovery and regeneration session. 3 25.00 n/a
Practical/Skills Evaluation Mode A: Devise and complete a position specific Player Assessment protocol (Approx 2000 words) [Mode A: Student completed 50% + of practical pitch based sessions in the semester] Mode B: Design and deliver a block (4-6) of return to play training sessions. (Approx 2000 words) [Mode B: Student failed to complete 50%+ of the pitch based practicals within the semester] 1,3 25.00 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 5 Elective
CW_BBSOC_D Bachelor of Arts in Sport Coaching and Business Management (Football) 5 Elective