Today’s culture is in dire need of positive role models and it is proven that coaches are one of the leading influences on young people’s lives. Therefore, Coaching and Advanced Fitness aims to develop the skills and attributes of a coach, whilst developing an understanding of key fitness and training concepts.
The main purposes of this subject are to enable students to:
- Recognise and appreciate the potential of the body God has given them, to develop their physical fitness and to become aware of the processes which achieve physical development most effectively.
- Recognise and appreciate the various roles, responsibilities and character traits of a successful sporting coach; to experience coaching a team in a competitive setting and to develop their interpersonal skills, tactical awareness, session planning, positive culture development and coaching ethics.
In Coaching and Advanced Fitness lessons, students participate in many varied training types used to develop specific fitness components observed in differing sports. With the use of standardized testing, the level and improvement of the fitness components will be ascertained. Students study the principles behind different training methods and fitness concepts, covering some VCE Physical Education content.
In coaching lessons, students will have the opportunity to coach a team and conduct a mock club training session. Students will employ the coaching theory covered in class in a practical competitive environment. The theory content covered will include interpersonal skills, tactical awareness, session planning, positive culture development and coaching ethics.
Theoretical tests and assignments, semester examination and observations of participation in class practical sessions.