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  1. Introduction
  2. Role of a sports coach
    1. His many roles to be effective and efficient
  3. Coaches code of conduct
  4. Skills needed for coaching
    1. Communication
    2. Organization
    3. Analyzing and problem solving
    4. Education
    5. Sports psychology
  5. Responsibilities of the coach
  6. Coaching techniques
  7. Observations checklist
  8. Planning and leading a coaching session
    1. Initial planning
    2. Specific information required by coaches
    3. Preparation of activities for the session
    4. Delivery of the session
    5. Coaching session
    6. Warm up
    7. Progression
    8. Game situation
    9. Cool down
    10. Evaluating coaching session
  9. Assistant coach's view
    1. Coaching performance
    2. Performance of athletes
    3. Performance of athletes
  10. Conclusion

The major goal of any sports coach is to maximise the potential of the individuals or performers. This unit helps you learn the roles, skills and qualities of a successful sports coach and the knowledge and responsibilities of a sports coach are covered.

Historically sport coaching has progressed as a position in parallel to the growth of competitive and professional sports. Coaches are mostly driven through need for achievement because their effectiveness will be assessed largely through results. Most sport coaches in the UK are unpaid and voluntary and consequently their employment status is low.

The coach must adopt the role of strategy maker. New and creative strategies may lead to innovation to individual and team performance. coaches often find that performers trust them and close relationships form, which can develop into friendship. There are problems associated with this as far as objectivity and ethics are concerned, a coach must be careful to develop appropriate relationships and both teachers and coaches have found that sometimes familiarity can breed contempt.

[...] Sports psychology: Basic goal setting principles to include SMART, type and definition of goal setting. Basic motivational principles to include what motivates people to exercise and the difference in motivating children and adults. The principles of anxiety and arousal including definitions of anxiety and arousal, sign of anxiety and arousal, anxiety and arousal management. The difference between novice, intermediate and advanced performance of skills. Physiology: The principles of warming up and cooling down. Fitness components strength, speed, flexibility, power, agility and muscular endurance. [...]

[...] The passing should be short and sharp passing with bursts of speed into space to receive another pass, this is all done in a small space. Progression Increase grid size. This will mean accuracy of passing will have to improve over a greater distance, movement to be done at match pace. For 10 minutes with rest after 5 minutes. Then activity will be changed. The group of still staying in there own grids, but split into two parts 3 attackers and 2 defenders Objective To keep the ball, need to use movement well here, to get into better positions to receive passes. [...]

[...] Evaluating coaching session Evaluation is the process of analyzing the sessions you have planned and delivered. Thos can help to identify what went well and what could be improved. Effective evaluation is essential if progress is to be made. Good coaches are always trying to improve what they do by thinking about and evaluating their coaching session, identifying strengths and weaknesses, and learning lessons for the future. The coach must also take into account developments in coaching practice and regularly study to develop their practice further and add to their coaching skills. [...]

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