ST4008 - Foundations of Sport Psychology and Coaching (2021/22)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2021/22|
|Module title||Foundations of Sport Psychology and Coaching|
|Module level||Certificate (04)|
|Credit rating for module||30|
|School||School of Human Sciences|
|Total study hours||300|
|Running in 2021/22||
This module intends to introduce students to basic principles in a range of areas, which will be critical to development of a true understanding of sports performance and participation. These basic principles will primarily feature sport psychology and coaching. The module will primarily develop an understanding of the impact that psychological state has on both performance and participation; as well as the most effective way to develop a sound coaching/teaching knowledge base and pedagogy.
In addition, parts of the module will focus on sociology of sport and health related aspects of sport and exercise, referring to the sociological value of sport and how this links to coaching and teaching pedagogy; plus coverage of health related aspects, showing how sport and exercise can benefit our physical condition and psychological wellbeing.
• Coaching structure LO1,LO3,LO5
• Coaching roles and pedagogy LO1,LO3,LO5
• Skill acquisition LO1, LO3
• Long term athlete development LO1, LO3
• Child protection in sport LO1, LO3, LO5
• Risk assessment LO1,LO3
• Sociology in sport LO1, LO3, LO5
• Introduction to sport psychology (goal setting, concentration, anxiety and stress) LO1, LO4
• Introduction to sport psychology (confidence, imagery, leadership) LO1, LO4
• Health related sport and exercise LO1, LO3, LO4, LO5
• Reflective practice LO1,LO2,LO3,LO4
Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity
Lectures will be used to present and develop core material, practicals will be used to demonstrate and allow students to apply concepts taught in lectures/tutorials and develop their experiential learning, tutorial sessions will be used to support the lecture material and allow the students to engage in the material using problem-solving skills and directed learning will be used to develop an understanding beyond the material given in lectures. It will include exercises set within the lecture and tutorial sessions and involve using the web and library resources.
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Appreciate the role of physical activitity in the wider curriculum
2. Reflect on their own and others learning
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the essentials of coaching and coach development
4. Demonstrate an understanding of psychological impact in sport and the use of mental skills
5. Appreciate both the sociological and health related roles that sport plays
Assessments have been designed to provide students with a diverse range of tasks that maintain interest and encourage engagement. This breadth also ensures the development of a greater number of key skills pertinent to employability. The even dispersion of assessments across the year ensures a manageable workload.
Assessment: Progress test (001) (15%); Progress test (002) (15%);
Practical session (003) (40%); Reflective report (004) (30%)
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• Kidman, L. & Hanrahan, S. (2011) The Coaching process: A practical guide to becoming an effective sports coach. Abingdon, Routledge
• Weinberg, R.S. and Gould, D. (2014) Foundations of sport and exercise psychology. 6th ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
AfPE (2008) Safe Practice in Physical Education and School Sport, Coachwise Ltd.
• Balyi, I & Willimas, C. (2009) Coaching the young developing performer. SportsCoach UK
• Capel, S. (2004) Learning to Teach Physical Education in Secondary Schools: A Student Teacher’s Guide to Professional Issues in Secondary Education, Open University Press
• Cross, Neville, & Lyle, J. (Editors) (1999). The coaching process - principles and practice for sport. Butterworth Heinemann
• Jones, R L (ed.) (2005) The sports coach as educator: Reconceptualising sports coaching. London: Routledge.
• Kirkland, S., Sharma, A & Patel, M. (2010) Equity in your coaching. SportsCoach UK
• Lee, M. (2007). Coaching children in sport: Principles and Practice (Kindle edition). Sport Press.
• O’Neill, J, Breckon, P & Capel, S. (2006) A Practical Guide to Teaching Physical Education in the Secondary School, Routledge Teaching Guides.
• Redhead, D, Sommerville, H & Waring, G. (2005) FUNdamental Movement Ideas for Early Years: Activity Guide, British Gymnastics
Journals: Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
The Sport Psychologist
Journal of Sports Science
British Journal of Physical Education
Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy
The British Journal of Teaching Physical Education
Websites: sports coach UK (www.sportscoachuk.org)
Youth Sport Trust (www.youthsporttrust.org)
National Curriculum Online (http://curriculum.qca.org.uk/)