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Leadership for Sports Coaches is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Griffith University. In essence, it teaches you theories and strategies for managing groups of people or individuals within a sports context. Learning these ideas will stand you in good stead for working as a professional sports coach, and allow you to instil a holistic culture of development for whatever teams you work with.
To begin with, this unit covers the basic principles of leadership before moving onto the various types of leadership style. These styles will then be evaluated and critiqued, in order to give a wider understanding of the leader’s role as a mentor. Other themes covered by the unit include how to apply motivational techniques, how to develop teamwork, and how coaches can best deal with the media.
Ultimately, successfully completing this unit will provide you with a range of techniques to employ in order to take a sports team to victory. Not only will you be able to develop your own unique coaching style, but you'll also be able to analyse its relative merits within a collaborative community, finessing your coaching approach.
To be eligible to enrol in this unit, applicants must meet the following criteria:
In this Leadership for Sports Coaches unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Effective sports leadership is part physical, part psychological, and part tactical. Leadership for Sports Coaches is a holistic postgraduate unit, which marries the key principles you will need to line your sports team’s cabinets with trophies.
From an employer’s perspective, completing a unit such as this clearly demonstrates you have a broad and sophisticated understanding of coaching, which can create possibilities in professional sports teams. In order to get to the top of what is an intrinsically competitive, not to mention lucrative, profession, practical experience is not enough. You need high-level academic proof of your ability, which is exactly what this unit provides you with.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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