Practical Strength & Condition
Practical Strength & Conditioning 2023-24
School Of Human And Behavioural Sciences
Module - Semester 1 & 2
During this module, you will develop your practical skills in demonstrating core strength and conditioning exercises needed for future accreditation. You will extensively practice the techniques and study theoretical concepts related to the prescription of training. Practical seminars taught in smaller coaching groups will allow you to further explore and understand these topics and skills and begin to apply your own coaching to specific skills via individual and group coaching. Example topics include: aerobic and anaerobic training, field-based metabolic training, strength and power training, plyometrics, speed and change of direction training. In addition, you will develop knowledge around professional practice in strength and conditioning.
Topics may include:
- Professional practice in strength and conditioning
- Coaching practice in strength and conditioning
- Physiology of training
- Endurance training techniques
- Field-based metabolic training techniques
- Resistance training techniques
- Technical models for plyometric training
- Technical models for speed, agility and change of direction training techniques
- Demonstrate technical knowledge to coach a range of techniques including aerobic and anaerobic, speed, change of direction or plyometric drills, considering the welfare of the particpant, industry legislation, organisational policies, and procedures.
- Demonstrate technical knowledge to coach key strength and power exercises considering the welfare of the particpant, industry legislation, organisational policies, and procedures.
- Describe the theoretical principles for selected aerobic, anaerobic, speed, change of direction or plyometric drills.
- Describe the theoretical principles for selected resistance exercises.
Practical weightlifting demonstration, where you will present one-on-one to an assessor, who is assessing both your ability to communicate knowledge of the key coaching points of the lifts, as well as your ability to demonstrate to a reasonable level. The assessment is split into two 10 minute sections: - 1. the compulsory lift – Full back squat, high bar position and 2. one of the following, randomly chosen – Clean & Jerk or Snatch.
Speed, change of direction or plyometric practical demonstration. You will be expected to prepare and deliver a coaching session to another candidate (20 minutes) and will in turn act as an athlete for their assessment (20 minutes). The assessor is assessing your application knowledge and coaching skills (not your skills as the athlete), observing your ability to effectively coach throughout the assessment. You will be expected to manage the time of your session but the assessor will provide a time prompt at 10 minutes and will ask questions to clarify your understanding of the activity and progression of the athlete. A selection of standard equipment will be provided such as; speed ladder; micro hurdles; plyometric boxes; medicine balls; cones; tennis ball.