Sports Coaching
Paul Young
Sports Coaching
Learning Outcomes
•Know the roles, responsibilities and skills of
sports coaches
•Know the techniques used by coaches to
improve the performance of athletes
•Be able to plan a coaching session
•Be able to deliver and review a coaching session
6 Pass Criteria
5 Merit Criteria
3 Distinction Criteria
See Grading Grid / Assessment Criteria
Roles and Responsibilities of
coaches
Describe (P1) and Explain (M1) 4 roles
and 4 responsibilities of coaches, using
examples of coaches from different
sports.
Compare and Contrast the roles and
responsibilities of successful coaches
from different sports (D1)
Roles of a coach
Group Work
What are the key roles that a
professional coach has?
Think about a professional coach that
you are familiar with within your
specialist sport.
Roles of a Coach
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Trainer
Educator
Manager
Friend
Innovator
Role Model
Role 1: Trainer
• of physical fitness (training
programmes + sports specific
drills; diet / nutritional plans)
• development of skills
• improving + refining specific
technique
• developing tactics + match
play
• developing psychological
skills (match preparation,
dealing with the competitive
situation, post match
reflection)
Role 2: Educator
• Overall Sporting Knowledge + experience
• Analysis of opponents
• How to train to improve fitness, sports
skills + techniques.
• Application of winning tactics
• Application of psychological knowledge
• Social skills – ethical + moral
• issues, sporting etiquette
Role 3: Manager
• Of Competition schedule / fixture lists /
opponents
• Friendly Matches
• Training Venues
• Sponsors
• Transport
• Finance
• Accommodation
• Media
Role 4: Friend
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Need a rapport between coach + athlete
Listener
Supporter
Shoulder to cry on
Travel Buddy
Accommodation Buddy
Pre + post match support
Role 5: Innovator
• Fresh ideas
• Quick thinking
• Application of creative
ideas – to motivate +
encourage
• Innovator across
physical fitness, skills,
technical application,
psychological issues,
tactics, match play +
training.
Role 6: Role Model
• To respect, Inspire +
Motivate
• Aspire to their standard
of play and their
competitive
achievements
• Setting ethical and
moral standards
Any Questions?