Composition of the Award in Sports CoachingAt the end of the programme the learner will be covering the following four units:
(1) An Introduction to Sports Coaching
(2) The Theory and Practice of Sports Coaching Pedagogy
(3) Elite Development Coaching
(4) The Theory and Practice of Performance Analysis
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First the involved academic experts may travel to any of the partner countries, to lead and deliver lectures during weekend schools. This is without any doubt of benefit to the learners, who will be benefiting from international contributions.
Furthermore, 6 learners from every country may be selected to travel to one of the partner countries both to
(i) follow a weekend school in a foreign country, and to
(ii) take part in a coaching job-shadowing opportunity in the same country.
- LO1 - Obtain a theoretical and practical understanding of epistemology in relation to sport coaching.
- LO2 - Evaluate sport coaching as a profession.
- LO3 - Discuss sports coaches’ roles, responsibilities and competencies.
- LO4 - Develop a coaching philosophy reflective of coaching domains.
- LO1 - Demonstrate knowledge about different types of learning and teaching in relation to sports coaching.
- LO2 - Implement different coaching methods, principles of pedagogy and didactics in coaching practice within own sporting context.
- LO3 - Understand duty of care, ethics and moral code in sports coaching.
- LO4 - Examine different athlete-coach relationships and develop an empathic understanding.
- L01 - Understand the principles of Talent Identification and Development in relation to sports coaching.
- LO2 - Understand athletes’ development models within a sports coaching environment.
- LO3 - Investigate theoretical and practical aspects of Athletes’ Career Pathways and Athletes’ Transitions.
- LO4 - Understand talent identification and recruitment in relation to athlete Development within own sporting environment.
- LO1 - Understand the principle of performance analysis in sports and its relations to sports coaching.
- LO2 - Use technologies which are developed to analyze athletic performance
- LO3 - Apply relevant tools to collect data and monitor athletic performance during training or competition
- LO4 -Propose training adaptations to address results attained through performance analysis
The Award in Sports Coaching (EQF/MQF 6, 24ECTS, Course Code: CS6-10-21E) has been developed as part of CoachEd6, an Erasmus+ funded project.
The Award has been developed with the involvement of the 4 partner Higher Education Institutions, and their respective academic experts. The International Council for Coaching Excellence was the fifth partner, one which aided in obtaining further quality together with the input of the academic experts coming from the Malta College of Arts Science and Technology (Malta), Mugla Sitki Kocman University (Turkey), Reykjavik University (Iceland) and The University of Southern Denmark (Odense, Denmark).
Together with this set of experts, each country has joined forces with respective associate partners, namely The Maltese Olympic Committee, The National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark, The National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland, and the Sports for All and Wellness Association (Turkey). Field experts from the associate partners, together with prospective learners have given important insights and feedback during the development of the units.
The Award in Sports Coaching is mainly composed of:
Unit 1: An Introduction to Sports Coaching
Unit 2: The Theory and Practice of Sports Coaching Pedagogy
Unit 3: Elite Development Coaching
Unit 4: The Theory and Practice of Performance Analysis