A study of coach and player behaviour and effective coaching strategies.
In the past 30 years many conceptual models of coaching have emerged, each informed by different theoretical perspectives. While these models have been helpful in some respects, Côté and Gilbert (2009) noted that 'there are no cohesive definitions of effective coaching or coaching expertise that underpin the processes, knowledge, and behaviours involved in the development of athletes' (p.308). Upon reviewing the conceptual models, Côté and Gilbert identified three commonalities that influence coaches' work and, when integrated, can be used to gain a greater understanding of coaching effectiveness and coach expertise. The commonalities are:
- Coaches' knowledge
- Athlete outcomes
|Paper title||Sports Coaching|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$853.72|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,368.00|
- PHSE 205 and PHSE 206
- PHSE 550
- Teaching Arrangements
- Lectures only
- This paper explores coaching from a socio-cultural perspective. This is not a 'how to' coach paper, and there is no practical component in PHSE 330.
- More information link
- View more information on the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences' website
- Teaching staff
- Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Associate Professor Tania Cassidy
- Paper Structure
- The paper covers two topics:
- Coaches' knowledge (specifically, disciplinary knowledge and ethics)
- Athlete outcomes (specifically, youth sport)
- Readings will be supplied and posted on Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy,
Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Upon successful completion of the paper you will be able to:
- Demonstrate skills necessary for intellectual independence
- Critically analyse professional practice by drawing upon theories and literature associated with the disciplines that inform the socio-cultural interpretations of sports coaching
- Critically reflect upon and evaluate the ethical and social implications of your knowledge and actions
- Demonstrate your ability to effectively communicate ideas