Sports coaches encourage participation in sports and are responsible for the training and motivation of sportspeople. The role of a sports coach is also heavily reliant on developing trusting relationships, not just with athletes, but with those who support them, such as psychologists, dieticians, doctors, administrators and family members. Whether you intend to work as a volunteer, part-time or as a professional coach, this online course is ideal professional development for you.
The Certificate Sports Coaching is a unique online course that will develop your knowledge and skills to become a sports coach, whether assisting with your child’s sporting endeavours or coaching an amateur or professional team.
In this professional development course, you will also explore the professional standards of a sports coach as well as the communication skills required to motivate athletes and develop the coach-athlete relationship.
You will also learn about the training roles of coach versus athlete and the difference between coaching individuals as opposed to teams. You will also explore the athletic identity, gain an understanding of how to maintain your own motivation, and how to navigate children’s sport and interact with parents.
On completion of this course, you will have the foundation knowledge and skills to confidently pursue your passion for sports coaching for individuals, teams and children.
Unit - Sports Coaching
Unit 1 – Introduction
What do we mean by sports coaching?
Sports coaching skills and roles
Unit 2 – Professional standards and communication in sports coaching
Ethics in sports coaching
Coaches code of behaviour – Australian Sports Commission
General principles – United States Olympic Committee (USOC)
Unit 3 – The coach-athlete relationship
The 3 + 1Cs Model
A two-way road
How relationships change over time
Unit 4 – Training roles of the coach and athlete
Three stages of athlete learning
Associative stage – practice
Autonomous stage – Automatic
Types of coaching roles
Which style is good for you?
Unit 5 – Motivation
What is motivation
Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
How to motivate sports people
Unit 6 – Coaching individuals
Team sports and individual sports
Individual coaching skills
Unit 7 – Coaching teams
Creating team leaders
Unit 8 – The athletic identity
What is athletic identity?
The importance of athletic identity
Problems with athletic identity
How a sports coach can help
Stages of grieving
Unit 9 – Children and parents in sport
Ethical issues working with children
How coaching children differs from adults
Sports involving children
Psychological issues when children are involved in sport
Impact on parents
Encouraging children to play sport
Unit 10 – Amateur vs elite professional sports coaching
Amateur vs professional
Unit 11 – Maintaining your motivation as a coach
A recap on motivation
How to deal with disappointment
Keeping knowledge up to date
A\voiding stress and burnout
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 100 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.