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This unit develops knowledge and skills in the area of sports coaching, with a large emphasis placed on coaching pedagogy highlighting the social, cultural and pedagogical concepts underpinning good coaching practice. It touches on the application of sports science principles outlined by the Australian Sports Commission to the coaching environment. Participation in this unit provides opportunities for national coaching accreditation through the Australian Sports Commission.

Summary 2021

Unit name Sports Coaching
Unit code ESP319
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Dr. Casey Mainsbridge

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically investigate and explain contemporary coaching practices.
  2. Evaluate reflective tools which can be used to judge performance of athletes and own coaching performance.
  3. Identify, analyse, discuss possible implications of coaching practice, and outline strategies to counteract.




Teaching Pattern

1 x 1 hr Lecture (online), 1 x 2 hr Tutorial (online). You will also be required to undertake observations


Task 1: The coach as a reflective practitioner, 200 words (40%)

Task 2: Case Study, 1500 words (40%)

Task 3: SWOT Analysis, 500 words (20%)

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