This unit explores the principles and practices underpinning sports coaching. Specifically, focusing upon using theory to develop coaching practice. You will study the coaching process, coaching and philosophy, coaching as a social process, experimental learning in sports coaching and coaching behaviour. You will also look at athlete learning, the analysis of sports performance individualisation, progression and regression of coaching sessions and the use of reflective practice in sports coaching.
Developing Health and Fitness
This unit is concerned with factors which influence children's health, and how this affects their ability to engage in physical activity. You will be equipped with knowledge and understanding of the relationship between children's health and physical activity and the influence of diet and physical activity on children's health. It will address issues such as assessment and development of children's physical fitness and physical activity, the influence of growth and maturation on children's ability to engage in suitable physical activity, as well as sports performance, obesity, bone health and development of coronary heart disease.
Project Event Management
This unit explores the planning of events, their operations and logistics, costing and evaluation. You will focus on the stages of planning, funding, running and evaluating a sport based community project. It will also explore the skills essential for working with community stakeholders and partners to ensure the success of a community project. The stages of project management covered will be:
Communities, Sustainable Projects and Capacity Building
Project Design and Work-Plans
Project Roles and Responsibilities
Roles and Responsibilities
Partnerships and Stakeholders
Delivering a Community Project
Monitoring, Review, Evaluation and Dissemination
Celebrating and Exit Planning.
Work-Based Learning 2
This unit provides you with the opportunity to continue your engagement in regular supervised work experience within a variety of football coaching projects led by City in the Community. The focus in year two will be on primary school sports, early years coaching, BTEC youth team coaching, football development coaching and project event management.