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Study wherever and whenever you want. You’ll have access to your course for one year so you can fit your learning around your other commitments.

Sports Coaching

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14 units
20 guided
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  • SALE Savings End Midnight Wednesday 30th November
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Sports Coaching

This course will teach you all the key areas that are crucial to success in a sports coaching setting. It is filled with vital information across an array of topics that are necessary for any developing sports coach. To be an effective sports coach you need a myriad of tools in your coaching toolbox, far beyond just having a strong technical knowledge base in your chosen sport. In this course, you will learn what it takes to coach athletes to peak performance using modern coaching methods, performance analysis, psychology, fitness training, nutrition and more. Below is a list of the key topics covered in this course:

Key topics covered in this course

  • Introduction to sports coaching 
  • Sports development: coaching in context
  • Coaching knowledge and learning to coach
  • The coaching process 
  • Coaching pedagogy
  • Sociology for coaches 
  • Anatomy and physiology for coaches 
  • Psychology for coaches 
  • Understanding special populations in coaching
  • Coaching young performers 
  • Nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle management 
  • Analysis of sports performance 
  • Coaches and athlete preparation – training and monitoring  
  • Ethics and good practice 

You can find out more detailed information about the course contents, potential career opportunities and more in the tabs above. Or alternatively, register your interest on the form on the right of this page and we will send you further information.

What sets us apart from other training providers is that all our courses are developed and delivered by industry experts who are all currently leading the way in their industry. You will be taught through a combination of written materials, interactive learning elements and course videos which help teach important information in an engaging and fun way. 

OUR PASS RATE
Fitness (National Average 75.1%)
94.7%

Modules

We have broken the course into 14 separate units which teach you the content step by step and cover all the important topics you need to know to be a successful sports coach. Below is a detailed breakdown of each unit: 

Unit 1: Introduction to sports coaching 

  • Understand the role of the sports coach

Unit 2: Sports development: coaching in context 

  • An introduction to sports development 

Unit 3: Coaching knowledge and learning to coach

  • Understand coaching knowledge and the principles of learning to coach                     

Unit 4: The coaching process 

  • Understand the coaching process
  • Understand how to plan and deliver a coaching session
  • Understand coaching styles
  • Understand the process of evaluation

Unit 5: Coaching pedagogy 

  • Understand the pedagogy of coaching
  • Understand different coaching styles

Unit 6: Sociology for coaches 

  • Social theories, racial stereotypes, and the concept of power in the coach-athlete relationship

Unit 7: Anatomy and physiology for coaches 

  • Understand anatomical terminology 
  • Describe the structure and function of the skeletal system
  • Describe key structures of the muscular system
  • Describe the key structure and function of the cardiovascular system
  • Describe the key structure and function of the respiratory system

Unit 8: Psychology for coaches 

  • Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, psychological demands

Unit 9: Understanding special populations in coaching 

  • Athlete-centred coaching, inclusive coaching                      

Unit 10: Coaching young performers 

  • Stages of growth, motor development, psychosocial development

Unit 11: Nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle management 

  • Importance of a balanced and varied diet, macronutrients and micronutrients 

Unit 12: Analysis of sports performance 

  • Methods of performance analysis, feedback, goal setting

Unit 13: Coaches and athlete preparation – training and monitoring  

  • Factors that can influence performance, ‘needs analysis', the principles of training 

Unit 14: Ethics and good practice 

  • The study of ethics, why ethical practice is necessary for coaching

Entry Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required to enrol in this course! We are open to everyone!

You will be assessed through a series of short written answers to test your knowledge after each unit of this course. Your answers will be marked by a tutor and feedback will be provided if your answers are incorrect or missing some key knowledge.

 

These assessments are not to pass or fail you, but to ensure you are absorbing the knowledge from the course’

This course is endorsed by TQUK. It is important to note that this course is studied for learning support only and does not provide an official qualification.

Established in 2013, Training Qualifications UK are one of the most forward-thinking and agile Awarding Organisations in the UK. They work closely with both employers and providers to ensure learners receive qualifications that have impact in the workplace and help learners succeed in all walks of life.

This course provides an exceptional overview of the various aspects of being a successful sports coach. To be an effective sports coach you need a myriad of tools in your coaching toolbox, far beyond just having a strong technical knowledge base in your chosen sport. In this course, you will learn topics such as coaching philosophy, the coaching process, theories of learning, anatomy and physiology, psychology for sports coaching, special population coaching, nutrition, sports performance analysis methods, coaching ethics and much more. This sports coaching course can serve as a springboard for you to undertake additional learning in any of the topics covered throughout the course and set you on your pathway to becoming a successful sports coach.

Following this course, you may wish to undertake sports-specific coaching courses such as the FA Level 1 or 2 (if you wish to coach football for example) or even develop yourself further in other areas covered in this course such as fitness training or nutrition. You could enhance your understanding of physical activity with our L2 Gym instructing or L3 Personal Training qualifications, and your nutritional expertise could be upgraded with our L4 Advanced Sports Nutrition course. You may even decide to work towards a sports coaching university degree course. 

There is a great deal of choice and opportunities regarding working in the sports coaching industry and you can use this course as an important stepping stone towards achieving the sports coaching career that you want. 

  • SALE Savings End Midnight Wednesday 30th November
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Wednesday 30th November

Sports Coaching

This course will teach you all the key areas that are crucial to success in a sports coaching setting. It is filled with vital information across an array of topics that are necessary for any developing sports coach. To be an effective sports coach you need a myriad of tools in your coaching toolbox, far beyond just having a strong technical knowledge base in your chosen sport. In this course, you will learn what it takes to coach athletes to peak performance using modern coaching methods, performance analysis, psychology, fitness training, nutrition and more. Below is a list of the key topics covered in this course:

Key topics covered in this course

  • Introduction to sports coaching 
  • Sports development: coaching in context
  • Coaching knowledge and learning to coach
  • The coaching process 
  • Coaching pedagogy
  • Sociology for coaches 
  • Anatomy and physiology for coaches 
  • Psychology for coaches 
  • Understanding special populations in coaching
  • Coaching young performers 
  • Nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle management 
  • Analysis of sports performance 
  • Coaches and athlete preparation – training and monitoring  
  • Ethics and good practice 

You can find out more detailed information about the course contents, potential career opportunities and more in the tabs above. Or alternatively, register your interest on the form on the right of this page and we will send you further information.

What sets us apart from other training providers is that all our courses are developed and delivered by industry experts who are all currently leading the way in their industry. You will be taught through a combination of written materials, interactive learning elements and course videos which help teach important information in an engaging and fun way. 

Modules

We have broken the course into 14 separate units which teach you the content step by step and cover all the important topics you need to know to be a successful sports coach. Below is a detailed breakdown of each unit: 

Unit 1: Introduction to sports coaching 

  • Understand the role of the sports coach

Unit 2: Sports development: coaching in context 

  • An introduction to sports development 

Unit 3: Coaching knowledge and learning to coach

  • Understand coaching knowledge and the principles of learning to coach                     

Unit 4: The coaching process 

  • Understand the coaching process
  • Understand how to plan and deliver a coaching session
  • Understand coaching styles
  • Understand the process of evaluation

Unit 5: Coaching pedagogy 

  • Understand the pedagogy of coaching
  • Understand different coaching styles

Unit 6: Sociology for coaches 

  • Social theories, racial stereotypes, and the concept of power in the coach-athlete relationship

Unit 7: Anatomy and physiology for coaches 

  • Understand anatomical terminology 
  • Describe the structure and function of the skeletal system
  • Describe key structures of the muscular system
  • Describe the key structure and function of the cardiovascular system
  • Describe the key structure and function of the respiratory system

Unit 8: Psychology for coaches 

  • Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, psychological demands

Unit 9: Understanding special populations in coaching 

  • Athlete-centred coaching, inclusive coaching                      

Unit 10: Coaching young performers 

  • Stages of growth, motor development, psychosocial development

Unit 11: Nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle management 

  • Importance of a balanced and varied diet, macronutrients and micronutrients 

Unit 12: Analysis of sports performance 

  • Methods of performance analysis, feedback, goal setting

Unit 13: Coaches and athlete preparation – training and monitoring  

  • Factors that can influence performance, ‘needs analysis', the principles of training 

Unit 14: Ethics and good practice 

  • The study of ethics, why ethical practice is necessary for coaching

Entry Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required to enrol in this course! We are open to everyone!

Assessment

You will be assessed through a series of short written answers to test your knowledge after each unit of this course. Your answers will be marked by a tutor and feedback will be provided if your answers are incorrect or missing some key knowledge.

 

These assessments are not to pass or fail you, but to ensure you are absorbing the knowledge from the course’

Qualifications

This course is endorsed by TQUK. It is important to note that this course is studied for learning support only and does not provide an official qualification.

Established in 2013, Training Qualifications UK are one of the most forward-thinking and agile Awarding Organisations in the UK. They work closely with both employers and providers to ensure learners receive qualifications that have impact in the workplace and help learners succeed in all walks of life.

This course provides an exceptional overview of the various aspects of being a successful sports coach. To be an effective sports coach you need a myriad of tools in your coaching toolbox, far beyond just having a strong technical knowledge base in your chosen sport. In this course, you will learn topics such as coaching philosophy, the coaching process, theories of learning, anatomy and physiology, psychology for sports coaching, special population coaching, nutrition, sports performance analysis methods, coaching ethics and much more. This sports coaching course can serve as a springboard for you to undertake additional learning in any of the topics covered throughout the course and set you on your pathway to becoming a successful sports coach.

Following this course, you may wish to undertake sports-specific coaching courses such as the FA Level 1 or 2 (if you wish to coach football for example) or even develop yourself further in other areas covered in this course such as fitness training or nutrition. You could enhance your understanding of physical activity with our L2 Gym instructing or L3 Personal Training qualifications, and your nutritional expertise could be upgraded with our L4 Advanced Sports Nutrition course. You may even decide to work towards a sports coaching university degree course. 

There is a great deal of choice and opportunities regarding working in the sports coaching industry and you can use this course as an important stepping stone towards achieving the sports coaching career that you want. 

OUR PASS RATE
Fitness
94.7%
(National Average 75.1%)

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