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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply the principles of sport coaching 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260120  Apply the principles of sport coaching 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard will be able to apply the principles of sport coaching to the development of children and youth at beginner level. Learner competence will include communication skills, the ability to work with children and youth as well as the ability to know when and how refer to appropriate professionals to support the development of the aspiring athletes.

On achievement of this unit standard the learner will understand and be able to:
  • Explain the ethos of coaching children and youth.
  • Identify effective coaching behaviours that influence children and adolescents.
  • Coach a specific sport.
  • Explain the role of sport science and sports medicine in the development of sport performers. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Where applicable, range statements have been included under individual specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the ethos of coaching children and youth. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The use of a coach in sport is explained with respect to the role in training children and youth. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The philosophy of coaching is explained with respect to its role in society. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relevance of coaching is discussed with respect to its benefits to children and youth. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify effective coaching behaviours that influence children and adolescents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Utilise appropriate screening and assessment tools to determine the abilities of athletes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The responsibilities of the coach are described with respect to being a role model. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The differences between coaching children and coaching adolescents are explained in terms of motivation, training regimes and routines and type of learning applicable to each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate communication is identified relevant to coaching children and adolescents. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Coach a specific port. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The basic techniques that a player needs to be able to execute in a specific sport are identified together with the correct way of performing them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Training routines to develop the skills are planned for a specific group of children and/or adolescents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The required resources are identified and made available for each training session. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Training sessions are held to develop the required techniques and skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Matches are arranged to give learners the opportunity to play the sport being coached. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Opportunities are created for talented earners or those with a particular interest in the sport to received advanced training and skills development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Use is made of members of the community to assist with the coaching where applicable. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the role of sport science and sports medicine in the development of sport performers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of a sport science team is described with respect to sport performance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to dietician, sport psychologist, sports medicine physician, biokineticists, physiotherapist, sports conditioning trainer.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The functions of sport science and sport medicine are explained with respect to their roles in assisting performers. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard for the purposes of achieving credits, including through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution recognised for assessment purposes by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard, or assessing this unit standard, for the purposes of achieving credits must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The knowledge which should be embedded in the process to enable the learner to become competent in all of the above Specific Outcomes includes:
  • Philosophy and Ethics of coaching.
  • Principles of effective communication.
  • Principles of effective teaching/coaching.
  • Relevant aspects of the organisation and management of sport.
  • Systems of sport science and sport medicine support.
  • Appropriate knowledge of screening, assessment tools and record keeping. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Ability is evidenced when ethodologies are applied which differentiate between coaching children and coaching adolescents. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The use of science and technology is employed when appropriate screening and assessment tools are utilised to determine abilities of athletes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Problem solving ability is evidenced when ethodologies are applied which differentiate between coaching children and coaching adolescents. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Personal development is encouraged when role players responsible for the development of the athlete are identified to ensure support. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  64369   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Coaching: Juniors/Beginners  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Quality Assuring Bodies have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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