module specification

ST5F07 - Coaching Multisports (2019/20)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2019/20
Module title Coaching Multisports
Module level Intermediate (05)
Credit rating for module 30
School School of Human Sciences
Total study hours 300
219 hours Guided independent study
81 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Coursework 40%   6-week multisport scheme of work (1500)
Practical Examination 30%   Practical assessment of key stage 2 coaching practice (30 mins)
Practical Examination 30%   Practical assessment of key stage 1 coaching practice (30 mins)
Running in 2019/20

(Please note that module timeslots are subject to change)
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Module summary

This module builds on the learning from the module Community Football Coaching. Students continue to develop their knowledge and skills of coaching but must now apply these skills to sports other than football through the achievement of National Governing Body coaching awards. They learn how to apply the roles, responsibilities and skills they have acquired in their studies on football coaching to other sports in the GCSE PE National Curriculum. They learn how to apply their football coaching knowledge and skills to other sports and develop skills that would be beneficial to a multi-sports coach/physical education teacher.

Module aims

This module aims to develop the range of skills that students acquire in their development as coaches so that they understand the coaching requirements of sports other than football.  Learners will become confident of teaching/coaching a variety of sports to a variety of age/ability levels and be able to plan a series of practical sessions relating to different sports.  Learners will evaluate their performance in different sports, reviewing the effectiveness of their coaching and identifying future professional development.


Health and safety
Create a safe coaching environment, health and safety checks – participant, environment and equipment, risk assessments, first aid.

Multisport planning
Plan coaching sessions considering differentiation based on the ability, age and motivation of the group; making reference to assessment for learning and how it can be assessed; strategies for maintaining players involvement/engagement in practical sessions; strategies for maintaining appropriate learner behaviour.
Schemes of work, session plans which should include Schema theory, Games for Understanding theory, Skill Acquisition and conditioning theories.

Multisports coaching
Learners will be able to coach the following sports to a variety of age and ability groups.  Sports could include hockey, basketball, netball, rugby, tennis/racquet sports, volleyball, cricket but this list is not exclusive.

Coaching specific groups
Learners will understand strategies for adapting sessions for specific populations which  could include children, diabetics, asthmatics, hypertensive/hypotensive, ADHD, physical/mental disability

Rules & Laws of Sport
Learners will be able to outline and adapt the rules & laws of sport to improve sports performance and promote motor skill development

Learning and teaching

The module will provide the learners with the skills and techniques of coaching a variety of different sports.  It will begin by the learners applying their transferable skills from football to other sports before developing sport specific skills and techniques in a variety of sports.  Learners will consider how these sessions can be planned / adapted to meet the needs of specific groups/populations.  The delivery of the module will be a blend of scheduled teaching, practical application and independent study.  Scheduled teaching will comprise of lectures and seminars.  Practical application will consist of learners coaching their peers.  Independent study will be supported by resources on Moodle.  Learners will be encouraged to reflect on and enhance their own learning during periodic independent study weeks.

Learning outcomes

1. Plan a six week multisport coaching programme to include at least three different sports.
2. Plan and deliver a non-football coaching session suitable for key stage 1 primary school learners.
3. Plan and deliver a non-football coaching session suitable for key stage 1 primary school learners.
4. Outline and demonstrate the rules and laws of a range of sports

Assessment strategy

Learning outcomes will be assessed via a combination of written (40%) and two assessments (60%).  Formative assessment will be provided during the sessions, while summative assessment will consist of two 30 minute practical assessments (one for key stage 1 and one for key stage 2), and a 6 week scheme of work to include different sports (1500 words).

Scheme of Work (LO 1, assessment tariff: (1500)
Practical assessment  of key stage 2 coaching session (LO 2 & 4, assessment tariff: 30 mins)
Practical assessment  of key stage 1 coaching session (LO 3 & 4, assessment tariff: 30 mins)


Essential reading:
Butler, J and Griffin, L (2010). More Teaching Games for Understanding.  Human Kinetics, England.

Recommended reading:
Brown, L., Ferrigno, V. and Santana, J. (2000). Training for speed, agility, and quickness. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Cassidy, T.G., Jones, R.L. and Potrac, P. (2008).  Understanding Sports Coaching: The Social, Cultural and Pedagogical Foundations of Coaching Practice, 2nd edition.  Routledge

Hanlon, T., W. (2009). The Sports Rules Book. 3rd ed. Human Kinetics,

Lyle, J. and Cushions, C. (2010).  Sports Coaching: professionalisation and practice, first edition.  Churchill Livingstone

Martens, R (2012).  Successful Coaching, fourth edition.  Human Kinetics

Rook, S. and Charles, T. (2013). 101 Multi-Skill Sports Games. Bloomsbury

International Journal of Sport Science & Coaching
International Journal of Coaching Science
International Sports Coaching Journal
Sports Coaching review