Introduction to Coaching
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Autumn & Spring
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 20 March 2020
28 November 2019
Requisites for this module
BSC C607 Sports Performance and Coaching,
BSC C608 Sports Performance and Coaching (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C609 Sports Performance and Coaching (Including Placement Year),
BSC C614 Sports Performance and Coaching (Including Foundation Year)
The module provides students with an introduction to the underpinning principles of high quality sports coaching. Students will learn how coaches manage behaviour, instruct sport-specific skills and administer physical training effectively. Students will be introduced to topics of concern in coaching such as: developing a coaching philosophy and style, communication skills, session planning, delivery and evaluation, ethics in coaching, and safeguarding.
This module aims to introduce students to the basis, theory and practice of coaching. Students will learn how to develop their own coaching philosophy and style, and how to plan, deliver and evaluate their coaching practice. They will learn how coaching combines knowledge from the fields of psychology, sociology and education to improve performance of athletes and teams.
To pass this module, students will need to be able to:
1) Explain the importance of developing a coaching philosophy and style
2) Describe the range of coaching objectives and outcomes
3) Demonstrate the process and principles of planning, delivering and assessing coaching sessions
4) Discuss ethics and equity in coaching and the importance of safeguarding
5) Critically reflect upon the coaching experiences at University and/or workplace
6) Develop a range of communications and presentation skills to aid the coaching process
7) Demonstrate the ability to work and coach collaboratively
No additional information available.
This module is delivered by a mixture of teaching methods including lectures: 22hrs, seminars 11hrs and practicals 15hrs
- Martens, Rainer. (©2012) Successful coaching, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
- Mills, John. (2019) First-time Sports Coach, Colchester: Betwixt Books.
- Mills, John P. (2015) 'An [AUTO]ethnographic account of constructing, deconstructing, and partially reconstructing a coaching identity', in Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. vol. 7 (5) , pp.606-619
- Developing fundamental movement skills, https://sportnz.org.nz/managing-sport/search-for-a-resource/guides/fundamental-movement-skills
- Cassidy, Tania; Jones, Robyn L.; Potrac, Paul. (2016) Understanding sports coaching: the pedagogical, social and cultural foundations of coaching practice, Abingdon: Routledge.
- Becker, Andrea J. (2009-03) 'It's Not What They Do, It's How They Do It: Athlete Experiences of Great Coaching', in International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching. vol. 4 (1) , pp.93-119
- Foundation Stage Physical Development and Movement, http://ccea.org.uk/curriculum/foundation_stage/areas_learning/physical_development_and_movement
- Jeff Walkley. (1998) Fundamental Motor Skills An Activities Resource For Classroom Teachers.
The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Assessment Practical 1
||Essay - Coursework 4
||Narration over Power Point Slides
||Assessed Practical 2: Coaching Plan
||Assessed Practical 3
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Benjamin Jones, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Ben Jones, Dr John Mills, Dr Ed Hope, Dr Jason Moran, Dr Andrew Hammond & External Coaching Staff
School Undergraduate Office, email: sres(Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)
No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 180 hours, 47 (26.1%) hours available to students:
133 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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