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Coaching Methods Development

Coaching Methods Development

Code: COA2SD007

Extent: 15 ECTS (390 h)

Timing: Semester 4

Language: English

Level: Professional studies  

Type: Compulsory  

Starting level and linkage with other courses: Sport and athlete analysis, Short term coaching programme planning and implementation, Long term coaching programme planning and implementation


Learning outcomes

The student has the skills and knowledge to develop long term plans (career/annual) for athletes based on individual profiling and athletic developmental stage. The student has the skills and knowledge to develop long term plans and coaching environment  for the team based on team profiling and team developmental stage. The student has the skills and knowledge to use established methods to monitor and support the development of the athlete and team and to make appropriate adjustments to the long term development plan.

Course contents

Planning, implementing and evaluating long term development plans

  • Long term technical and tactical development

  • Long term physical development

  • Long term life skills and recovery

  • Long term mental development

  • Long term 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