Module Title:Sports Coaching and Performance Analysis
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Sports coaching: This part of the module will be delivered in two theory classes of one-hour duration and one two-hour practical class per week for 12 weeks. Lectures will be delivered using PowerPoint presentations and group discussions. Any course-related issues or questions that may arise will be discussed in the lectures. Performance analysis: This part of the module will be delivered in a three-hour practical class per week for 12 weeks. Lecture and practical notes and announcements will be available on Blackboard, a virtual learning environment.
Module Aim: The aim of the sports coaching component of this module is to further develop student’s understanding of sports coaching and the coaching process. The aim of the performance analysis component of the module is to develop the student's ability to critically engage in the process of analysing sports performance through the use of appropriate strategies.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an understanding of coaching tactics in sport.
LO2 Critically analyse the literature relating to current concepts in sports coaching.
LO3 Develop strategies for the analysis of sports performance and deliver presentations using this analysis to provide feedback.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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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.
Successful completion of year 3 or equivalent.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Sports coaching: Defining and developing tactics appropriate to the age and skill level of players. Aligning tactical development with player pathways. Teamwork in sport. Current Concepts in Coaching: review topics of interest to coaches e.g. burnout, talent development, early/late specialization, relative energy deficiency in sport, concussion, racism, dropout etc.
Sports coaching component: Implementing a coaching session: Demonstration, verbal instruction, coaching cues, feedback, observation, correction, questioning. Specific focus on coaching sports tactics. Performance analysis component: This component will examine the development of analytical systems to conduct performance analysis of sport in a competition setting.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Sports coaching (20%): The continuous assessment strategy may incorporate essays, presentations, reflective logs, case studies, in-class tests, and written reports. Performance analysis (10%): A PowerPoint presentation of the analysis of a sporting competition. 1,2,3 30.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project An individual 15-minute presentation of sports performance in the competition setting. 3 30.00 End-of-Semester
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation The practical assessment will include the development of lesson plans and the organization, implementation, and evaluation of a coaching session. A reflective journal may also be incorporated. 1 40.00 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 2.00
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 5.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 2.73
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASPS_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Science 8 Mandatory
CW_SASAC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Strength and Conditioning 8 Mandatory