This course consists of three modules: Teaching and Learning, Design a Basic Sport Program and Basic Mental Skills.
Upon completing the Teaching and Learning module you will be able to:
· assess your own beliefs regarding effective teaching;
· analyze certain coaching situations to determine if they promote learning;
· create conditions that promote learning and self-esteem through:
o appropriate consideration of the affective, cognitive and motor dimensions of learning;
o the use of words and methods that relate to an athlete’s preferred learning style;
o a sound organization;
o active supervision; and
o the use of well-formulated feedback offered at the right time and with the right frequency.
· use teaching assessment grids to gather objective information on teaching effectiveness, and use this data to develop an action plan to enhance your own effectiveness as a teacher and coach.
Design a Basic Sport Program module, will teach you to:
· create a sound outline for your sport program that includes competition and training events;
· compare your program to those outlined by the NCCP in terms of long-term athlete development;
· assess the athletic development opportunities your program offers, and identify ways to remedy any weaknesses;
· interpret the information in a sample program, identifying training priorities and objectives at certain periods; and
· establish a link between your program’s training objectives and the content of practice sessions.
The Basic Mental Skills module gives you the ability to:
· recognize signs indicating that an athlete may need to improve his/her goal setting, focus, and anxiety control skills; and develop tools to help the athlete to make improvements in these areas; and
· run simple guided activities that help athletes improve basic mental skills.