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 culture and values, and leadership and communication styles for different stakeholders.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaris Lidums

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesStudents will undertake a range of learning activities through online and face to face activities, individual and group tasks, development of sport plans, and apply their knowledge and skills during practical sessions.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Coaching Better Every Season: A Year-Round System for Athlete Development and Program Success

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorGibert, W.



PublisherHuman Kinetics: Champaign, IL


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Sports Coaching professionalisation and practice

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorLyle J & Cushion C.


Edition/Volume1st Ed

PublisherSt. Louis : Elsevier Health Sciences


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply knowledge of sport coaching theory and practice to manage and support elite athletes with different personality types.
02. Transmit knowledge effectively with a range of stakeholders in the context of high performance sports programs.
03. Identify the risks associated with sport coaching and employ selected strategies to minimize these risks.
04. Practice responsibly in accordance with accepted national and international sports coaching professional standards.
05. Review best practice in coaching principles and to improve individual coaching practice.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaris Lidums

Class requirements

PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2000 word report Systematic observation

N/AReportIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

One 15-minute group presentation (7.5 minutes per student; 750-word equivalent). Seminar/debate on contemporary issue in coaching. Group assessment in pairs

N/AOral presentationGroupNo25 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Sport program plan (equivalent to 1250 words)Long term periodised plan for a sport program

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5