This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your achievement of the following module learning outcomes:
LO2 Critically evaluate and apply the key principles of coaching to high performance coaching situations
LO3 Review and challenge personal assumptions and beliefs to solve problems and improve future performance of high performance athletes
LO4 Design and implement a planned strategic approach to improve the learning environment to impact on athletes’ performance needs at high performance level
This assignment should be submitted electronically. Please use the relevant Turnitin submission link in your UCFB Online Hub module shell.
· Please ensure that your work has been saved in an appropriate file format. Turnitin will only accept the following file types: Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, OpenOffice (ODT), Hangul (HWP), Google Docs, or plain text. Your file
Demonstrate a critical review of personal assumptions and beliefs as a coach, evaluating how this has influenced your ability to coach.
There is considerable flexibility on the approach taken to answer the brief and the parameters for your report should be clearly laid out from the start. Ensure that the report clearly covers all three learning outcomes.
An evidence-based approach is required along with credible justification throughout. For those coaching it is recommended that the report identifies your assumptions and beliefsin relation to coaching practice at the outset of the module. It is further recommended that you maintain (and present) some form of relevant journal/record o support the content. This journal should then detail a coaching journey and the changes to these assumptions and how this impacts on your coaching practice.
For those not currently coaching it is recommended that the report identifies your assumptions and beliefs in relation to coaching practice at the outset of the module. The report should then, using relevant high performance coaching principles, take the form of a written, evidence-based strategic plan to enhance the environment an athlete performs in to aid their development in a high performance setting. The plan should demonstrate how the environment that a player performs within will be enhanced to aid in their development within a high performance setting. Use relevant case studies where appropriate to support the plan you produce. This could be done through the observation of a coaching environment through UCFB or external partner to support your observations.
It is anticipated that detailed appendices will be required to support the main body of the report.
Referencing and research requirements Please reference your work according to the Harvard style as defined in Cite Them Right Online . This information is also available in book form:
Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2016) Cite them right: the essential reference guide. 10th edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Copies are available via the university library.
How your work will be assessed Your work will be assessed on the extent to which it demonstrates your achievement of the stated learning outcomes for this assignment (see above) and according to the Assessment Marking Criteria for Level 6. must also contain at least 20 words of text, consist of fewer than 400 pages and be less than 40MB in size.
· You can submit your work as many times as you like before the submission date. If you do submit your work more than once, your earlier submission will be replaced by the most recent version.
· Once you have submitted your work, you will receive a digital receipt as proof of submission, which will be sent to your forwarded e-mail address (provided you have set this up). Please keep this receipt for future reference, along with the original electronic copy of your assignment.