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Physical Education - Coaching Styles and Techniques

Learn about the effectiveness of sports psychology and discover useful coaching techniques and styles, all for free.

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Coaching helps people achieve their personal best and produce the results they are looking for. This online course will teach you how a coach can effectively improve team performance, the elements that make up a professional coach routine, the role of a coach, and the different coaching styles and techniques used for different fitness levels. This will bring your coaching abilities to the next level in no time at all, and all for free.
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    1.5-3 Hours
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A coach is someone who helps people improve in the way they wish to improve and go in the direction they want to go. This course will first discuss the role of a coach in improving performance and the fundamental attributes and skills of a good coach. You will then look into different coaching styles and techniques, learn about legal and illegal ergogenic aids, and about the importance of feedback.

Some people say that performance is 90% mental conditioning and 10% physical conditioning. This course will discuss sports psychology where you will learn how it can influence athletes. You will also look into different sporting injuries, the intrinsic and extrinsic influences on fitness, and the socio-cultural considerations when participating in physical activity. You will also learn the role physical activity plays in the lives of different groups within society.

People want to get fit for different reasons. Upon completion of this course, you will understand the different motivational factors in physical fitness such as health benefits, the discharge of built up emotions, status symbols or social outlets, relaxation, improving personal appearance, or simply as a challenge. You will also learn how participation in physical activity can be promoted using role models and sponsorship. So, check out this course and start learning about effective coaching styles and techniques today.

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Coaching styles

Coaching techniques

Different groups within society

Illegal ergogenic aids

Intrinsic/extrinsic influences on fitness

Influences on physical education

Legal ergogenic aids

Limits to performance

Motivational factors

Participation rates

Socio-cultural considerations

Sporting injuries

Sports psychology

Fact or fiction activity

The role of the coach


Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will know the effectiveness of a coach when improving team perfomance and the elements that need to be considered to be a good coach. You will gain a good understanding of coaching styles and techniques. This course will help you to understand legal ergogenic aids such as nutrition, creatine, sodium bicarbonate, colostrum, re-hydration and many more important factors that need to be considered in physical activity. You will be more aware of illegal ergogenic aids such as amphetamines, ephedrine, beta-blockers, caffeine, anabolic steroids and many others. You will learn about sports psychology, limits to performance, sporting injuries, and how physical activity affects different social groups as children, teenagers, adults and the elderly. This course will highlight the importance of promoting physical education with positive and negative factors.


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