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Physical Education - Coaching Styles and Techniques - Revised

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

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This free online physical education course teaches you about different coaching styles and techniques. Coaching helps people achieve their personal best and produce the results they are looking for. In this course, you will learn how to improve team performance as well as study 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.
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    1.5-3 Hours
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  • Certification

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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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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the effectiveness of a coach in improving team perfomance and the elements that need to be considered to be a good coach
  • Illustrate effective coaching styles and techniques
  • Explain 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
  • Explain illegal ergogenic aids such as amphetamines, ephedrine, beta-blockers, caffeine, anabolic steroids and many others
  • Describe sports psychology, limits to performance, sporting injuries, and how physical activity affects different social groups as children, teenagers, adults and the elderly


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