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 • • • • • • 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 • • • • • • • 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?