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WGU ten years
sports coaching academy

sports coaching academy


Do you have an interest in sports coaching? This course will:

• Provide opportunities to enhance and develop your coaching performance and techniques within sport.
• Introduce you to a range of sport and physical activity theoretical concepts.
• Provide an understanding of the health and safety aspects of planning, delivering and reviewing coaching sessions.

Looking at:

• The role of a coach
• Nutrition and Hydration (An introduction)
• The Physical Demands of Sport and Physical Activity
• The Psychological Demands of Sport and Physical Activity
• Communication to Participants
• Planning Coaching Sessions
• The Coaching Environment
• Session Delivery
• Reflective Practice

What you will study

Day 1

Role of a Coach
Nutrition and Hydration
Physical and psychological demands of sport and physical activity
Rules and Regulations

Day 2

Duty of Care
Communicating to Participants
Safe Coaching Practice
Planning Coaching Sessions
Progressive Coaching

Day 3

Preparing the Coaching Environment
Reviewing Coaching Sessions
Practical Sessions

Day 4

Practical Sessions
Reflective Practice

Day 5

Student Practical Delivery (Assessment)



Course dates



Wrexham, Plas Coch campus


Assessment Task: Practical (20 minutes)

Students will be required to deliver a 20-minute practical activity using a sport of their choice. The session will include the following:

  • 5-minute warm-up
  • 10-minute activity
  • 5-minute cool-down

The student must conduct a pre-safety check prior to delivery in line with their risk assessment for the venue prior to their delivery.

Assessment Task: Reflective Practice Essay (2000 words)

Using the sessions designed within the module’s formative tasks, the student will write a reflective essay that appropriately outlines their professional practice. Drawing upon theory explored within the module, students will identify current strengths within their delivery and also highlight areas of development in order to inform future practice.
The essay will incorporate elements of goal setting and monitoring whilst displaying the student’s ability to plan, prioritise and manage their development effectively.



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