What makes the winners of the top leagues so successful? Why did the winner of the London Marathon select the tactics to run the race in that specific way? Many people would suggest that it is down to the individual performer. However, others look beyond the performer and credit the managers or coaches.
In sport it is often the performer who receives all the admiration and acclaim for their achievements. However, behind most successes there is a sports leader or coach, who masterminds the performance of the highly talented sports performer(s). It is often these leaders who make the difference.
This unit introduces you to sports leadership, enabling you to start on the ladder of leadership and coaching, through delivering components of sports sessions and whole activity sessions. You will be introduced to the basics of sports leadership and then will be required to plan, deliver.
Assessment: For learning aim A, you will be introduced to the attributes required to be a successful sports leader, giving you knowledge of the skills, qualities and responsibilities associated with success in sports leadership.
Learning aim B enables you to consider the planning and leadership requirements for delivering sports activities. You will be given the opportunity to develop your ability and knowledge of sports leadership through developing knowledge of the requirements of planning and target setting for sports performers.
For learning aim C, you will evaluate your own effectiveness as a sports leader within the session you planned and delivered. You will need to consider your strengths within the process of sports leadership and plans for further developing your ability as a sports leader.
Unit 3 - Applying the Principles of Personal Training
This unit is all about you, the individual performer, training to improve and enhance personal fitness for one activity/sport you participated in for Unit 2: Practical Performance in Sport. You must select one component of fitness and one method of training that is most appropriate, beneficial and engaging to improve your fitness for your chosen activity/sport. This may mean training with a group of friends in a local park, or using a personal fitness training programme at a local sports club or leisure centre. Whatever the setting, the design of the training programme must be tailored to meet your personal training goals, aspirations and needs.
Assessment: This unit is synoptic and designed so that you think about all of your learning from across the qualification, and use it to respond to the assessment. Therefore, it should be taken at the end of the course of study.
Learning aim A takes you through the stages of designing a personal fitness training programme, where you can select a component of fitness and an appropriate method of training to improve or maintain your fitness levels safely for your chosen activity/sport.
For learning aim B, you will gain awareness of the musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory body systems and how they respond during the exercise.
In learning aim C, you will implement your personal fitness training programme, maintaining a training diary.
Finally, for learning aim D you will review your programme, looking at strengths, areas for improvement and suggesting recommendations for future training and performance.