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Callaghan College Jesmond Senior Campus

Callaghan College Jesmond Senior Campus

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Sport coaching

This qualification allows students to develop their coaching skills in the specialisation of basketball. It is a mixture of theory and practical classes. Upon completion, students will develop the skills and knowledge to be competent in delivering a basic instruction session for a sport.

There are numerous work placement opportunities offered to students. This includes SurfFest, coaching Primary School students, officiating at a variety of carnivals and also allowing the flexibility of choosing a placement of their choice.

Units of competency include:

  • teach fundamental basketball skills
  • teach fundamental basketball tactics and game strategy
  • interpret and apply the rules of basketball
  • provide first aid
  • develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
  • coach beginner or novice participants to develop fundamental motor skills
  • communicate effectively with others in a sport environment
  • assist in preparing and conducting sport and recreation sessions
  • develop and update sport, fitness and recreation industry knowledge.

Employability skills that are developed include:

  • communication
  • initiative and enterprise
  • learning
  • planning and organisation
  • problem Solving
  • self-management
  • teamwork
  • technology. 

Further information is available on the Sport coaching syllabus website.

A range of specialisation units are available in in this course including basketball, rugby league, netball, athletics and a mixture of other sports. Consult your teacher to discuss which units are included in courses at your school.