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BTEC NATIONAL CERTIFICATE ‘SPORT’ Coaching Safe and Effective Sport. This assignment provides evidence for: Unit 2: Health and Safety In Sport, and Unit 4: Sports Coaching ASSIGNMENT BRIEF WRITER: Miss N Bowen TUTOR/ASSESSOR: _____________ Final Submission Date ASSIGNMENT BRIEF I/V Name of IV: (please print) Signed: Date: BTEC NATIONAL CERTIFICATE SPORT: Performance and Excellence Coaching Safe and Effective Sport. ‘Sportscoach UK- Coaching Officer’. Assignment Abstract The goal of any good sports coach is to maximise the potential of their performers, enabling all levels of athletes to achieve their potential. Throughout this process, coaches must ensure the health and safety of their participants, and be aware of the surrent Health and Safety legislation set by the Government. The role of the coach can be complex and involved, yet exciting and rewarding. Coaching will play a key role in the lead up to the 2012 Olympics, and it is important that the Government lead ‘UK Action Plan for Coaching’ becomes a focus during this time. Sportscoach UK is an organisation that has the responsibility for the development of coaches in this country. For this assignment you are to take on the role as a coaching officer for Sportscoach UK – spreading the gospel of good practice. There are seven tasks that you will need to complete for this assignment: TASK 1: ‘What Make a Good Coach?’ TASK 2: ‘Legally Safe’ TASK 3: ‘Techniques to Improve Performance’ TASK 4: ‘Risk Assessment’ TASK 5: ‘Planning an Activity’ TASK 6: ‘Leading an Activity’ TASK 7: ‘Reviewing Your Coaching’ TASK 1: ‘What Makes a Good Coach?’ Method of Assessment: A3 Poster Coaches have a variety of different roles and responsibilities; and use many different skills in order to get the best out of their performers. Within your office you need to display a poster which describes four roles, four responsibilities and three skills common to successful sports coaches. In order to complete this task, you should use a variety of coaches from different levels and different sports as examples of when these roles, responsibilities and skills are used. Unit 4: P1, P2 To gain a higher grade you must: o Explain the roles, responsibilities and skills. Unit 4: M1, M2 o Compare and Contrast the roles, responsibilities and skills of successful coaches from different sports. Unit 4: D1 Learning outcomes: Unit 4: 1 TASK 2: ‘Legally Safe’ Method of Assessment: A Set of Hand Outs/ Information Leaflets Before undertaking any kind of activity, it is important to know the legal implications of what you are about to do. You have discovered that many coaches and young leaders are unaware of the legislative factors that influence health and safety in sport. As part of your role as ‘Coaching Officer’, you have been invited to The Canterbury High School to help to ensure that all of the coaches within the various academies are aware of the legislation surrounding their sports. You must produce a set of hand outs or information leaflets which describe the legislative and legal factors, and regulatory bodies that influence health and safety in sport. Examples of the sorts of information you must include are: o Parliament Acts which govern health and safety, fire precautions and first aid in different settings o Legal factors encompassing ‘loco parentis’ and ‘duty of care’ o Regulatory bodies such as local authorities, governing bodies and police Unit 2: P1, P2 To gain a Higher Grade you must: o Compare and contrast the influences of legislation, legal factors and regulatory bodies on health and safety in sport Unit 2: M1 Learning Outcomes: Unit 2: 1 TASK 3: ‘Techniques to Improve Performance’. Method of Assessment: Presentation. As well as taking on many different roles, each coach will use a range of techniques to improve the performance of their athletes. These techniques will vary according to the type of athletes they are coaching. PART A: Researching the Academies At The Canterbury High School, we have a range of coaches in our academies that all use different techniques to improve the performance of our athletes. You should design a short questionnaire which you can use to find out which techniques each of the academy coaches use. This should also include a section in which the coach can tell you which they use most often, which they find most effective, and why. PART B: Information Booklet Using the information you have gathered, you must now produce a presentation which can be used by other coaches like yourself who are keen to widen their use of techniques to improve performance. Within this presentation you should include: A description of Three different techniques that are used, by coaches, to improve the performance of their athletes. Unit 4: P3 To gain a higher grade you must: o Explain the three different techniques that are used to improve performance. Unit 4: M3 o Evaluate three different techniques that are used to improve performance. Unit 4: D2 Learning outcomes: Unit 4: 2 TASK 4: ‘Risk Assessment’ Method of Assessment: Risk Assessment & Supporting Report With carrying out any activity comes risk. This may range from the very small, and almost insignificant, to life-threatening. Whatever the level of the risk, it must still be minimised in order to ensure the safety of the participants and the leader within the activity, before it and when leaving it. Part A: In the following sections of this assignment you will be required to plan and lead a sporting activity. However, before you do this, you must carryout a risk assessment for two different sporting activities. Unit 2: P3,M2 To gain a higher grade you must o Review the risk assessment controls and evaluate their effectiveness Unit 2: D1 Part B: Further to your risk assessments, you should produce a report describing three procedures used to promote and maintain a healthy and safe sporting environment. These procedures should cover the areas of: Operating procedures and good practice Safety procedures and protocols Unit 2: P4 To gain a higher grade you must: o Explain three procedures used to promote and maintain a healthy and safe sporting environment Unit 2: M3 o Analyse the procedures you have mentioned Unit 2: D2 Learning Outcomes: Unit 2: 2, 3 TASK 5: ‘Planning An Activity’ Method of Assessment: Lesson Plan As part of your role as a coaching officer you are going to demonstrate how to plan, lead and evaluate a coaching session in a sport/skill of your choice. (You must have produced a risk assessment for it in Task 4!). For the session you need to: o Produce a plan, on a blank outline given to you by your tutor, or one designed by you. o Ensure the session lasts approximately 20 minutes. o Ensure you highlight health and safety aspects Part Evidence for Unit 2: P5 Unit 4: P4 To gain a higher grade you must o Explain the health and safety aspects you plan for Part evidence for Unit 2: M4 Learning Outcomes: Unit 2: 4; Unit 4: 3 TASK 6: ‘Leading An Activity’ Method of Assessment: Witness Statement completed by your tutor Now you must show your abilities to use the qualities, characteristics and roles that you have explained in the delivery of your planned activity. In order to Pass this activity, you must deliver your session, demonstrating a satisfactory level of motivation, timing, preparation and confidence. (With Support) Unit 4: P5 (Without Support) Unit 4: M4 Learning Outcomes: Unit 4: 4 TASK 7: ‘Reviewing Your Coaching’ Method of Assessment: Written Report Any good coach will be able to look back over their session, and suggest ways to improve their performance next time- nobody is perfect! To finalise your assignment you should REVIEW your plan and session, and suggest areas for improvement. Your review should be in 2 parts: PART A: The Plan A review of how well you planned the session, including o Risk management o Suitability of activities o Suitability of equipment Unit 2: P5 Unit 4: P6 (part) To gain a higher grade you must: o Explain your plan in relation to the safe delivery of activity Unit 2: M4 o Identify strengths and areas for improvement in the plan, and suggest how improvements could be reached – you MUST JUSTIFY why you have made these suggestions to gain a Distinction. Unit 2: D3 Unit 4: M5 (part) Unit 4: D3 (part) Part B: The Delivery Finally you should review your own performance as a Coach delivering the session. To do this you must produce an action plan for your coaching skills. This action plan must include: Identified areas of strength and areas for development Completion of Unit 4: P6 Suggestions relating to HOW the improvements could be reached. This should include possible courses that you could attend. Completion of Unit 4: M5 A JUSTIFICATION of the suggestions you make in relation to development of the areas for improvement, including how the courses you have mentioned will benefit you. Completion of Unit 4: D3 Useful References for this assignment Steps to Success Sports Coaching books Royal Navy coaching books Governing Body publications Martens ‘Coaches Guide to Sports Psychology’ Davis ‘PE and the Study of Sport’ Sports Coach UK ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’ Web sites: http://www.bst.org.uk/Home/Default.aspx http://www.physicaleducation.co.uk/SPORTSLEADERSHIP/sports_leadership.htm http://www.healthandsafety.co.uk/haswa.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/coshh/ http://www.firesafe.org.uk/html/premises/fs&spos.htm ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 1 – Coaching Safe and Effective Sport. UNIT 2: Health and Safety in Sport Grading Criteria To achieve a pass grade the evidence must To achieve a merit grade the evidence must show To achieve a distinction grade the evidence must show that the learner is able to: that, in addition to the pass criteria, the learner is show that, in addition to the pass and merit able to: criteria, the learner is able to: P1 describe four legislative factors that M1 compare and contrast the influences of influence health and safety in sport legislation, legal factors and regulatory bodies on health and safety in sport P2 describe the legal factors and regulatory bodies that influence health and safety in sport P3 carry out risk assessments for two M2 carry out risk assessments for two D1 review the risk assessment controls and different sports activities, with support different sports activities evaluate their effectiveness P4 describe three procedures used to M3 explain three procedures used to D2 analyse three procedures used to promote and maintain a healthy and promote and maintain a healthy and safe promote and maintain a healthy and safe safe sporting environment sporting environment sporting environment P5 produce a plan for the safe delivery of M4 explain the plan for the safe delivery of a D3 identify strengths and areas for a selected sports activity and review selected sports activity and review the plan. improvement in the plan, suggesting how the plan. it could be improved. ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 2 –Coaching Safe and Effective Sport. UNIT 4: Sports Coaching. Grading Criteria To achieve a pass grade the evidence must To achieve a merit grade the evidence must show To achieve a distinction grade the evidence must show that the learner is able to: that, in addition to the pass criteria, the learner is show that, in addition to the pass and merit able to: criteria, the learner is able to: P1 describe four roles and four M1 explain four roles and four responsibilities of D1 compare and contrast the roles, responsibilities of sports coaches, sports coaches, using examples of coaches responsibilities and skills of successful using examples of coaches from from different sports coaches from different sports different sports P2 describe three skills common to M2 explain three skills common to successful successful sports coaches, using sports coaches, using examples of coaches examples of coaches from different from different sports sports P3 describe three different techniques M3 explain three different techniques that D2 evaluate three different techniques that that are used, by coaches, to improve are used, by coaches, to improve the are used, by coaches, to improve the the performance of athlete performance of athletes performance of athletes P4 plan a sports coaching session P5 deliver a sports coaching session, M4 deliver a sports coaching session with support P6 review the planning and delivery of a M5 evaluate the planning and delivery of a sports D3 justify suggestions made in relation to sports coaching session, identifying coaching session, suggesting how development in identified areas for strengths and areas for improvement improvements could be reach in the identified improvement areas.
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