Dec 01, 2022
COED 5212 - Coaching the Elite Athlete
This course explores how coaches can develop elite athletes from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Students examine the diverse characteristics of elite performers, current methods used to study expert performance, and the process of developing expertise including the role of genetics, family members, and coaches.
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 seminar
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to compare the characteristics of novice and expert performers.
- Students will be able to explain the differences between talent identification, selection and development.
- Students will be able to analyze the coaches’ role and influence on the development of elite athletes.
- Students will be able to assess how physical, psychological, tactical, social, political and cultural factors may impact the development of expertise.
- Students will be able to formulate a management and leadership strategy for use with elite athletes/teams.
- Students will be able to design effective practice sessions/programs for elite athletes/teams.
- Students will be able to critique the methods researchers use to examine sport expertise.
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