Foundations of Sport Coaching and Instruction – Course Description
This course will introduce methods of skill instruction, basic teaching strategies, and pedagogy in the area of sport coaching. Students will learn how to properly organize drills, plan safe and effective practices, present age-appropriate sport skills to athletes at the youth, middle and high school levels, and evaluate motor-skill development of athletes. This course will also explore psycho-motor, cognitive, and effective development and performance of athletes in school and community settings. Students in this course will have the opportunity to teach cooperatively with peers and will also be presented with opportunities to teach micro-lessons in their area of sport interest.