Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will be taught to further advance the theoretical knowledge, competencies and skills at the advanced coaching level. Specifically, you will be provided with an understanding of the high performance environment for athlete preparation and competition. The content and practical skills provided will include topics wider than traditional coaching and include short and long-term athlete planning, management of the high performance program, organisational cultureand values, and leadership and communication styles for different stakeholders.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaris Lidums

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in HBSCDC, HBSCD, HBSES and must have passed SPE1GSC; SPE2ISC


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSports Coaching professionalisation and practice (1st Ed)RecommendedLyle J & Cushion C. 2010St. Louis : Elsevier Health Sciences
ReadingsCoaching Better Every Season: A Year-Round System for Athlete Development and Program SuccessRecommendedGibert, W. 2017Human Kinetics: Champaign, IL

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply knowledge of sport coaching theory and practice to manage and support elite athletes with different personality types.

Online resources, practicals

02. Transmit knowledge effectively with a range of stakeholders in the context of high performance sports programs.

Online resources, practicals

03. Identify the risks associated with sport coaching and employ selected strategies to minimize these risks.

Online resources, practicals

04. Practice responsibly in accordance with accepted national and international sports coaching professional standards.

Online resources, practicals

05. Review best practice in coaching principles and to improve individual coaching practice.

Online resources, practicals

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaris Lidums

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2000 word report Systematic observation45 01, 02, 04, 05
One 15 minute group presentation (7.5 minutes per student 750 word equivalent)Seminar/debate on contemporary issue in coaching. Group Assessment in pairs25 03, 04, 05
Sport program plan (equivalent to 1250 words)Long term periodised plan for a sport program30 03, 04, 05