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Sport Coaching

Code 12439
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 5
Workload TP(30H)
Scientific area Sports Sciences
Entry requirements NA
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Learning outcomes To develop the knowledge and competences on the process of management and intervention of the coach of physical activities / sports coach and implications for the improvement of the performance of the practitioners.
Syllabus 1. Psychology of Sport
1.1 What is coaching. Implications in sports practice
1.2 Theoretical models of psychological intervention
1.3. Activation and Anxiety
1.4. The organization of the practitioner's behavior and the management of objectives
1.5. Assessment and intervention in the context of sport and exercise and health. Methods and methods of evaluation and intervention.
1.6. Leadership in sports, exercise and health
1.7. - Complementary option sporting modality
- Option 1 - Psychology applied to football
- Option 2 - Psychology applied to futsal
- Option 3 - Psychology applied to swimming

2. Sports Pedagogy
2.1 Coach intervention models
2.1.1 Teaching / learning / training styles
2.1.2 Contextual variability and intervention of the trainer
2.1.3 Communication and feedback strategies
2.1.4 Organization and intervention in practice
2.1.5 Evaluation of the effectiveness of the teaching / learning / training process
2.1.6 The role of parents in sports

3. Ethics and Professional Deontology
3.1 Ethics in coach intervention in sports and physical activity
3.2 Being a coach: knowing how to be and knowing how to be

4. Sport for people with disabilities
4.1 Being different: Characterization of populations with disabilities and their needs
4.2 Strategies for intervention in populations with disabilities
Main Bibliography Jones, R. L., & Kingston, K.. (2013). An Introduction to Sports Coaching: Connecting Theory to Practice. Routledge.
Wrisberg, C.(2007). Sport skill instruction for coaches. Champaign, Illinois:H.K..
Potrac, P., Gilbert, W., & Denison, J. (Eds.). (2013). Routledge handbook of sports coaching. Routledge.
Gilbert, W., & Sandrine R. (2011) Current directions in coaching research. Revista iberoamericana de psicología del ejercicio y el deporte 6(2), 217-236.
Brewer, B. (2012). Coaching children in sport. Sports Coaching Review, 1(2), 156-157.
Lança, R. (2013) Coach to coach. Primebooks. Lisboa
Anshel, M. (2006). Applied Exercise Psychology. New York: Springer Publishing Company, Inc;
Richard, R. (2012). The oxford handbook of human motivation. New York: Oxford Avenue Press;
Monteiro, D., Marinho, DA., Moutão, J., Couto, N., Antunes., & Cid, L. (2016). Adaptation and Validation of Basic Psychological Needs Exercise Scale to the sport domain and invariance across soccer and swimming. Motricidade, 12 (4), 51-61.
Antunes, R., Couto, N., Monteiro, D., Moutão, J., Marinho, DA., & Cid, L. (2017). Validation of the Goal Content for Exercise Questionnaire (GCEQ) for a sample of elderly Portuguese people. Motricidade, 13 (1),
Monteiro, D., Cid, L., Marinho, DA., Moutão, J., Vitorino, A., & Bento, T. (2017). Determinants and reasons for dropout in swimming – systematic review. Sports Journal, 5(3), 50. doi:10.3390/sports5030050
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Frequency that will mainly evaluate aspects related to knowledge. Carrying out a practical work that will try to evaluate the capacity of intervention and application of the knowledge to the intervention context of the student.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-01-16

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