This subject addresses the major issues related to athlete development from a coaching perspective. By identifying systems and behaviours inherent to the coaching process, different coaching philosophies, objectives and methods will be explored and evaluated for their influence on athletic undertakings. Factors that promote athlete and team variation will be evaluated with a purpose of enhancing coach-athlete communication, feedback and demonstration processes. Challenges facing the modern coach such as ethical dilemmas, managerial aspects of athlete and team behaviour, and public media relations will be addressed. Finally, the theoretical and practical application of technology, drugs and ergogenic aids will be investigated.
School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health
- Philosophies objectives of coaching;
- Ethical issues in sport;
- Coaching styles, systems and behaviours;
- Individual athlete variation;
- Communication, feedback and demonstration;
- Motivation and goal setting;
- Differing approaches to skill-learning;
- Technical and tactical skill acquisition;
- Organisation, preparation and scheduling;
- Athlete and team behaviour and discipline;
- External relations involved in coaching;
- Technological advances and ergogenic aids.
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