Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and update information on coaching, including the legal and ethical issues that must be considered by coaches.

The unit focuses on the ability to source and comprehend general principles of coaching as well as National Sporting Organisation (NSO) sport specific requirements and covers the initial and ongoing development of a person's required knowledge base.  It does not cover the technical requirements related to coaching in particular sport, these skills are covered in other units.

This information underpins effective performance as a coach. 

Elements and Performance Criteria

1.    Source and apply general information on coaching general principles.
1.1    Identify sources of information to understand the structure and operation of the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS).
1.2    Access and comprehend NSO sport specific information relevant to coaching in chosen sport.
1.3    Identify a range of sources of information to update knowledge of coaching.

2. Source and apply information on legal and ethical issues that impact on coaching.
2.1    Obtain information on legal obligations and legal issues affecting coaches.
2.2    Obtain information on ethical responsibilities and ethical issues affecting coaches.
2.3    Identify sport specific risks and principles of risk management that can be incorporated into coaching.
2.4    Identify the relevant requirements of the NSO Member Protection Policy that apply to a coach in that sport.
2.5    Analyse information to determine own specific responsibilities as a coach.

3. Develop coaching practices.
3.1    Identify the roles and responsibilities of coaches and support personnel according to specific sport or activity skills and best practice principles.
3.2    Determine coaching styles appropriate to competition and participation. 
3.3    Obtain information on game centred and technique centred approaches to coaching.
3.4    Identify a range of strategies to apply information sourced to role as a coach.

Materials include: 

  • Powerpoint Slides (52);
  • Learner Assessment Workbook (15 pages);
  • Assessor Guide / Benchmarks (24 pages); and,
  • Assessment Matrix

Price:  AUD $175.00 + GST

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Suggested Textbook:  Successful Coaching by Rainer Martens. 


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