Sport - Coaching
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Sports coaches are important to enhancing the sporting experiences for various groups in sport and the community. Coaches engage with a broad range of participants who place significant demands on them. They are not only expected to coach the technical and tactical components of the sport but also to develop the participants physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively.
AFL; AFL Clubs; Victorian Institute of Sport; Netball Victoria; FFV; Cricket Victoria; VicSport; all National and State Sports organizations; Local Schools and Sports Clubs; School Sports Australia; Corporate Wellbeing organizations; Local Government Sport and Recreation Departments
Sports Coach – Leading the development of participants to achieve; maybe in full charge of a team / individuals or act as a specialist skills coach
Coaching Coordinator – Recruiting and supporting coaching staffs to fulfil the organizational needs and positive club culture
Group Fitness Leader – Incorporating the skills of a personal trainer and fitness instructor with group leadership abilities
Corporate Wellbeing Officer – Developing and coordinating health and wellbeing initiatives within corporate organisations
Sport Development Officer – Managing and developing initiatives to promote health and wellbeing in the community
Sport Camp Coordinator – Manages the camp facility/site development, customer service needs and programming
Teamwork, partnership & collaboration skills
Interpersonal and communication skills (written, oral, presentation, negotiation)
Project management skills (e.g. organisation, time management, problem solving)
People management and customer service skills including relationships with key stakeholders, ability to influence and negotiating
Being practical, understand what is ‘realistic’
Ability to work autonomously
The key to the development of these skills is to begin think like a coach. The best ways to develop this is to undertake coaching practice, almost like an apprentice in a trade. Learning by doing, in a controlled environment, will allow coaches to enhance their practice and develop core competencies. The use of reflective practice is highly encouraged, with the use of play-back technology, coaching journals and mentors an important part of the process.
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Coaching Major)
HSE105 Principles of Sport Coaching
HSE204 Motor Learning and Development
HSE205 Advanced Sport Coaching Theory and Practice
HSE305 Issues in Sport Coaching
HSE321 Sport Coaching and Development Practicum
There is a rich history in coaching at Deakin, with the university being the first to offer an undergraduate degree in coaching in Australia. Sport coaching has become more diversified over recent years in response to the global move to make it a more recognizable profession. The key skills developed within the major (i.e. effective communication; planning) are easily transferrable to numerous roles within sport and other industries.