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Price: £340.00Course Code: VRE109
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Sports Coaching

Sports Coaching Course Online: Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to become a sports coach with this excellent distance learning course.

The World loves sport. The World Cup, European Champions League and Premier League attract millions of football fans worldwide. Wimbledon held in June of each year, excites tennis fans as they watch the best professional players duel it out on centre court. And what cricket enthusiast can resist the Ashes series between England and Australia? That's just three of the many competitive sports that are played and watched around the world. Others include Rugby, American Football, Athletics and Gymnastics, to name just a few.

In addition to the elite professional sportsmen and women gracing our TV screens, adults and children participate in sports activities at grass roots level as amateurs. Parents get up early at weekends, to take their sons and daughters to play for a local Sunday League football team. Others get in a game of tennis before breakfast. And running enthusiasts train whatever the weather, for the London Marathon.

With more and more people taking up sport, there is a real need for sports coaches everywhere, with the ability to develop an individual's talent, or the man management skills to create a successful team. This Certificate in Sports Coaching will help you do this with eleven comprehensive lessons covering important subjects such as the coach/athlete relationship, motivation, coaching techniques applied to individuals and teams and the crucial differences in coaching at amateur, elite and professional levels.


Learning Goals: Sports Coaching VRE109
  1. To explain the role of the sports coach
  2. To explain professional standards and codes of ethics applicable to sports coaching.
  3. To explain and define what constitutes the coach-athlete relationship.
  4. To explain the roles adopted each by the coach and the athlete.
  5. Explain mechanisms which underlie motivation in sport and apply them to motivational strategies.
  6. Understand how to work with individual athletes, and methods of coaching them to be successful.
  7. To understand team dynamics and methods of coaching teams to be successful.
  8. To explain the athletic identity and its significance in sports coaching
  9. To explain important elements of sports coaching for children
  10. To consider the differences between amateur, elite and professional sports coaching.
  11. To explain different ways a sports coach can maintain motivation in their role


Lesson Structure: Sports Coaching VRE109

1  Introduction to Sports Coaching

  • Introduction
  • What Do We Mean By Sports Coaching?
  • Working with Others
  • Focus on Sports Coach
  • Sports Coaching Skills and Roles

2  Professional Standards and Communication in Sports Coaching

  • Introduction
  • Ethics in Sports Coaching
  • Example Code of Ethics
  • Confidentiality
  • Professional Standards in Sports Coaching
  • Good communication with athletes and other sporting professionals

3  The Coach-Athlete Relationship

  • Introduction
  • The Relationship Between The Coach and Athlete
  • The Coach-Athlete Relationship
  • Other Relationship Models
  • A Two-Way Road
  • Coaching Skills

4  Training Roles of the Coach and Athlete

  • Introduction
  • The Three Stages of Athlete Learning
  • Types of Coaching Roles
  • Autocratic Coaching – teacher and dictator
  • Democratic Coaching – involving
  • Laissez-faire
  • Holistic Coaching – the global approach
  • Which Style is For You?
  • Blended Coaching – the dynamic approach

5  Motivation

  • Introduction
  • What is Motivation?
  • Needs Hierarchy
  • Intrinsic & Extrinsic Motivation
  • Incentives and Rewards
  • Fear as a Motivator
  • How to Motivate Sports People
  • Motivating Through Purpose
  • Offering Autonomy and Support
  • Using Visualisations
  • Case Study

6  Coaching Individuals

  • Introduction: Sports that are played by individuals
  • Coaching Skills with the Individual
  • Social Facilitation & the Individual
  • Case studies of coaching working with individuals

7  Coaching Teams

  • Introduction: Sports that are played by teams
  • Building Teams
  • Team Dynamics
  • Creating Team Leaders
  • Motivating Teams
  • Social Facilitation & Teams
  • Coaching skills with the team
  • Case studies of sports people in team sports
  • Case studies of coaching working with team

8  The Athletic Identity

  • Introduction
  • What is the Athletic Identity?
  • The Athletic Identity
  • Importance of the Athletic Identity
  • Problems with Athletic Identity
  • How a Sports Coach Can Help
  • The Stages of Grieving
  • How does this relate to the sports person?

9  Children and Parents in Sport

  • Introduction
  • Ethical Issues Working with Children
  • How coaching children differs to coaching adults
  • The Long-Term Athlete Development Model
  • Sports that involve children
  • Coaching Style
  • Psychological issues when children are involved in sport
  • Impact of Parents on Children in Sport
  • Encouraging Children to Take Up Sports

10 Amateur Vs Elite Vs Professional Sports Coaching

  • Introduction
  • Amateur vs. Professional
  • Case Study
  • Money

11 Maintaining Your Motivation as a Coach

  • Introduction
  • A Recap on Motivation
  • Positive Thinking
  • Staying Focused
  • Staying Engaged
  • How to Deal with Disappointment





Course Info
Course Hours100 approx. - no deadlines - work at your own pace
Recognised Issuing BodyTQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation.
Course CodeVRE109
Course PrerequisiteNone
Course QualificationCertificate in Sports Coaching
Exam Required?Yes - if endorsed Certificate is required from Ofqual Recognised Awarding Organisation. No - if Certificate of Completion is required
Study SupportStudy Support: You'll be allocated your own personal tutor/mentor who will support and mentor you throughout your whole course. Our tutors/mentors have been specifically chosen for their business expertise, qualifications and must be active within their industry. Tutors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through our Moodle Student Support Zone online. Tutors are there to provide assistance with course material, discuss, explain and give advice and support throughout the whole programme. Their feedback is vital to your success.



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