16.1 sports coaching
roles, responsibilities and skills
Being a trainer is not easy as there are many things that are needed to be remembered such as unique drills for different sports and also a different age. a good understanding of health and training principles. A trainer also needs to be aware of the physical, technical and tactical demands of specific sports. Some trainers are different to others for example one trainer would have to do drills with a basketball team so they would have to worry about more people and think more harder about drills depending on if the whole squad turns up or not, whereas another trainer would only worry about one person as they are doing one to one coaching with a tennis player, this subject is based on team vs. individual.
Having a friend during training is good for both of you because it gives both of you a chance to improve on your activities as you can help each other. For example if you go to the gym and you are working out and you are doing some thing wrong then your friend can help you out before you end up pulling a muscle or hurting yourself. However, if you are all by your self then then the risk of you getting injured is higher as you won't have a clue to your own mistake. A friend is also there to support you as they know what you are capable of doing and what you aren't capable of doing. Training with a friend that you know personally can make a massive difference to your performance especially when they are the same age or level as you. Planning your sessions with your friend can be beneficial as both of you can work together and also build on your strengths and work more on your weakness and that way both of you would have similar goals to be achieved by the end of the week, session or year. Another thing about a friend is that you can talk to them one to one and they will always have sometime so that they can help you with any problems or difficulties that you may be facing due to whatever the reason where as a manager won't really have the time for you as they have an entire team that they must manage and have control over. The last reason to why a friend is good is that they can help you fully analyse your performance and also give you tips on how you can improve whereas a manager won't really have the time for all that as they have he rest of the team to take care of.
They should also set an example by coming to sessions with the correct clothing and attitude by doing this it encourages the athletes to also do the same as the coach sets an example and shows how good you are.
Before working with children a coach must be the subject of a CRB check. Any pervious convictions will be taken into consideration and the decision will be made by the organisation after they have gone through the CRB check. Then they shall decide whether the candidate is suitable for the job or not. In some instances the people that have criminal records have a less better chance of getting there dream job as they are restricted from certain types of jobs. They must also be aware of the children act (2004) and the signs and symptoms of child abuse. This act provides a legislative for services working with children and young people to improve there health, development and well being.
sports coaches are required to have appropriate insurance that can cover to participate in physical activity as well as leading a session. whilst the athlete is under there supervision it is there duty to make sure that he/she is safe. if the athlete is injured and the coach does not do anything about it then it shall be considered liable and could be deemed negligent.
A coach should behave appropriately as they should set an example by coming to sessions with the correct clothing and attitude by doing this it encourages the athletes to also do the same as the coach sets an example and shows how good they are. They should also have good knowledge of the sport that they are teaching; they should have the correct qualifications and relevant experience. They should also set an example by using the correct terminology and language they shall also respect all athletes of all abilities and treat them equally.