REC214 - Coaching Theory and Skills

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Subject Title
Coaching Theory and Skills

Subject Description
REC 214 is designed to be both theoretical and practical, combining traditional classroom activity with the practical application of coaching, physical literacy, fundamental movement skill theory and practice. The course explores contemporary coaching and physical literacy theory in a multi-sport, multi-environment approach so students are able to apply the coaching theory to various employment opportunities in the sport, education and recreation industries.

Embedded into the course is the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS).  Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive acknowledgment indicating their completion of the FMS workshop, and will be entered into The Locker, the NCCP database, for access to resources and tools made available by the Coaching Association of Canada.  This course is essential for Recreation/ Fitness Leaders, Coaches, and School Teachers (Elementary, Secondary).

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.            Explain and define the concept of Physical Literacy
2.            Foster an effective learning environment for the development of Physical Literacy to support others in becoming physically literate
3.            Analyze video on several fundamental movement skills- as well introduce students to PLAYtool assessments
4.            Utilize the NCCP’s Fundamental Movement Skills Coach Workbook as a resource for improving children’s lives through Physical Literacy; as well creating a coaching philosophy
5.            Analyze and apply the Long-Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD) in a group setting
6.            Create age appropriate activities within LTAD stages and relate them to the concepts of Physical Literacy and child development
7.            Explore Fundamental Movement Skills (i.e., throwing, catching, jumping, striking, running, kicking, agility, balance, and coordination); comprehend its’ basis for future sport skill development and life-long enjoyment of physical activity
8.            Identify the various coaching “contexts” that exist in Canada and identify how this Course prepares students for entry into the workforce.
9.            Identify and explain why children, youth, adults and older adults participate in sport and physical activity and the importance that physical literacy and fundamental movement skills development plays in establishing healthy physical activity.
10.          Identify Canada’s Healthy Physical Activity Guidelines.
11.          Design and implement developmentally appropriate lesson plans that show proper motor learning progressions and improve fundamental movement skills and promote physical literacy

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