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Short-Term Coaching Program Planning and Implementation

Short-Term Coaching Program Planning and Implementation

Code: COA1SD002

Extent: 15 ECTS (390 h)

Timing: Semester 1

Language: English

Level: Professional studies  

Type: Compulsory  

Starting level and linkage with other courses: Sport and athlete analysis


Learning outcomes

The student has the skills and knowledge to develop short term plans and execute safe practices based on the profiling of the athlete and the team. The student has the skills and knowledge to incorporate appropriate means and methods to achieve desired training effects and the skills and knowledge to coach the athlete and the team in competition. The student has the skills and knowledge to monitor the development of the athlete and team and to make appropriate adjustments to the short term plan.The student is capable of developing athlete`s life skills and to enhance performance and promote recovery.

 Course contents

 Planning, implementing and evaluating practise sessions and games

  • Player and team profiling

  • Technical and tactical development

  • Physical development

  • Life skills and recovery

  • Mental development

  • Pedagogical and didactical knowledge and skills

Cooperation with the business community

The students will cooperate with local clubs, FIHA and IIHCE.

International dimension

The international partners of this course are the International Ice Hockey Federation and other sport specific federations and clubs.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Recognition of prior learning is a process whereby, through assessment, credit is given to learning which has already been acquired in different ways, e.g.  with earlier studies or working experience. RPL gives  a student an opportunity to demonstrate his/her knowledge and skills.  A student displays with the competence demonstration that s/he manages the course objectives and contents mentioned in the course description. It is possible to participate in the competence demonstration only once before taking the course. A competence demonstration is assessed on the scale from 1 to 5.

Teacher(s) responsible

Mika Vähälummukka, Tomi Paalanen, Markus Arvaja, Pasi Mustonen

Course materials

Material from seminars, research studies, and other coaching education material distributed in the class.

Additional reading