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Many people believe or think that sports coaches are the same as sports trainers. While many coaches are also qualified to train and instruct, their wider remit is to help and encourage participants to achieve their full potential. It’s more about working with them to get their attitudes, lifestyle and focus right.

Coaches often work with teams as well as individuals, ranging from professional sports people to community teams or school groups. Their primary function is to improve performance.

Sports coaches often advise on training programmes and their components, such as diet, sleep patterns, mental stimulus and external activities. It’s this mix of psychological and social influences that needs to be funneled or channeled in a positive direction if the sportsman or sportswoman is to achieve to their maximum potential.

Coaches develop physical and physiological fitness, and aim to provide the best possible environment and conditions for their participants’ maximal performance. They are frequently treated more as a mentor than a trainer.

This superb course will help potential sports coaches to understand what they are up against, and what special skills they need to acquire. It covers the personal and professional qualities needed to become a competent coach and explores coaching processes. It looks at psychology, nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle management, and the aspects of anatomy and physiology that effect all sports people.

The course covers training, monitoring and preparing athletes for success, and how to analyse results and performances. It also covers ethics and good practice.

If you want to get into sports coaching at even an amateur level, then this course is possibly the best preparation you could do. Enrol today.

Introduction to sports coaching
Sports development: coaching in context
Coaching knowledge and learning to coach
The coaching process
Coaching pedagogy
Sociology for coaches
Anatomy and physiology for coaches
Psychology for coaches
Understanding special populations in coaching
Coaching young performers
Nutrition, exercise and lifestyle management
Analysis of sports performance
Coaches and athlete preparation: training and monitoring
Ethics and good practice

£35 deposit: remaining balance at the end of the month

Enrol for £35 deposit and remaining balance at the end of the month. Pay your deposit today get your course tomorrow!

Reduced fee of £259

£259 – all inclusive

Pay by 3 monthly instalments of £259 (approx)

£86 deposit followed by £86 for the next two months

The college accepts payment using the following methods:

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It is simple and safe to enrol online. Select one of the payment terms above and you will be taken to a secure sever to enter your details.

Once the enrolment process has been completed you will receive your introductory pack and login details to access your course textbooks, your tutor profile and their contact details.

We look forward to welcoming you as a student of the college and feel sure you will enjoy studying with us.

Key points for this course:
  • This is a fully supported home study course supported by your own tutor
  • Your enrolment fee covers absolutely everything – there will be nothing more to pay after you have enrolled, there are no hidden fees
  • You have 12 months to complete your course
  • You may enrol at any time of the year
  • Access available within 24 hours
Money Back Guarantee

If you are not happy with your course simply return it within 14 days and we will refund your fees in full.

All students enrolled on a course with Cambridge Open College receive access to our online student community (I Learn It Easy) where you can submit your work, contact your tutor, and interact with other students. We have prepared a short video below to highlight the benefits to you.

Sports Coaching (Level 3)


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