Sport & Exercise Leadership - SS530

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Medway Autumn
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5 15 (7.5) MS N Koutrou







Leadership in the context of sport and exercise is becoming increasingly recognised as providing the ‘spark’ that drives successful sport organisations.
In this module, students will become more aware of styles of leadership and types of communication used in the sporting context.

- Role of the coach & coaching philosophy
- Coaching / teaching styles
- Learning styles
- Planning a coaching / teaching programme
- Communication & motivation
- Analysing performance
- Feedback


This module appears in:

Contact hours

1 hour lecture weekly and a 1 hour seminar bi-weekly

Method of assessment

This module will be assessed via 100% coursework to include the following:

This module will be assessed via Session plan 20%,
Written Critique 20% & Placement 60%

Indicative reading

Cross, N. and Lyle, J. (1999) The Coaching Process. Oxford, England: Butter worth-Heinemann. – Library shelf ref. 796.077/COA

Jones, R., Armour, K and Potrac, P. (2004) Sports Coaching Cultures.London: Routledge. Library shelf ref. 796.077/JON

Lyle, J. (2002) Sport Coaching Concepts. A Framework for coaches behaviour. London: Routledge. Library shelf ref. 796.077/LYL

Wolsey, C., Minten, S., and Abrams, J. (2012). Human Resource Management in the Sport and Leisure Industry. Routledge, Oxon, Abington, U.K

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

a) Apply the theory of coaching philosophy and coaching roles to the affect they have on performers;
b) Apply the theory of leadership to different coaching or instructing environments;
c) Analyse learning styles and devise an appropriate coaching or instructing programme;
d) Analyse coaching performance and identify an appropriate style of leadership.

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