Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to principles of sport leadership.
    • Leadership theory
    • Different leadership styles
    • Leadership and motivation
    • Supportive communication strategies
    • Strategies for building teamwork
    • Leadership and power in coaching
    • The coach as mentor
    • Coach's influence on organisational structures
    • Coaches and the media
    • Approaches to managing change
    • Perspectives on personal leadership in sport
    • Your coaching leadership style
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Quizzes

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. understand the basic principles of leadership.
  2. evaluate a range of leadership styles.
  3. critique an individual's use of leadership and power in coaching.
  4. understand the role of the leader as mentor.
  5. critically analyse how leadership can impact on sport participation.
  6. apply motivational techniques in leadership roles.
  7. understand and identify techniques for developing teamwork.
  8. recognise leadership strategies for supportive communication.
  • Assignment 1 - Case study response (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Posting online discussions (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Field observation project (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • GRF-EPS7224

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject aims to critically analyse the problematic nature of coaching, leading and managing individuals and/or teams. Students will consider the leadership and management roles of coaches and team personnel, using leadership theory appropriate for the holistic development of teams and team members, and will be provided with learning opportunities to develop an advanced understanding of team cohesion and team culture.

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