COAC - Sports Coaching

Module Title:Sports Coaching
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered in two one-hour lectures and one two-hour practical per week. The lecture class may include content delivery, Q&A, group discussion,active learning, tutorials, seminars, case studies and guest lectures where appropriate. Practical classes will incorporate coaching practice and the planning, organisation, implementation and evaluation of sports coaching. Reflective practice will be used to enhance learning.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the key planning, organisation and communication aspects required to be an effective coach.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Develop a personal coaching philosophy based on the critical analysis of literature and personal experience.
LO2 Apply knowledge of the pedagogical and organsational skills relevant to the planning and implementation of an effective coaching session.
LO3 Review, evaluate and give constructive feedback to others engaged in coaching practice
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
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
Analysis of the coaching process
Distinguish between the technical, tactical, physiological and psychological aspects of coaching and how they relate to the player development pathways
Coaching philosophy
Developing a coaching philosophy through research and self-reflection.The importance of adopting a player-centered, games approach. The role of the coach. Principles of coaching.
Safe and effective coaching
Components of an effective and safe coaching session
Planning and organisation of coaching sessions; variations and progressions in coaching
Implementing a coaching session
Demonstration, verbal instruction, coaching cues, feedback, observation, correction, questioning. Specific focus on coaching sports skills.
Practice variability and distribution, amount of practice, whole or part practice
Review and evaluation of others coaching practice
Coaching Children
Why children play and drop out of sport, safeguarding children, physical literacy
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other The continuous assessment may incorporate essays, case studies, reports, presentations or other assessment types deemed to suitably assess the learning outcomes. 1,2 40.00 n/a
No Project
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 organisation, implementation and evaluation of a coaching session. A reflective journal may also be incorporated. 2,3 60.00 Sem 1 End
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
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASPS_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Science 7 Mandatory
CW_SASAC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Strength and Conditioning 7 Mandatory