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Analyse the roles and responsibilities of coaches.

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A01 UNIT3 COACHING The UK Coaching Strategy describes the role of the sports coach as one that "enables the athlete to achieve levels of performance to a degree that may not have been possible if left to his/her own endeavours". I think this is a fair statement and it is true that most athletes today professional and amateur would say that without their coaches from their younger years and throughout their career they would not be where they are today, this could be because their coaches kept them interested and motivated, keep them away from anti-social behaviour and street gangs by training more times a week or even getting them involved in other teams such as development squads etc. Coaching roles Instructor/Teacher: One of a coach's roles is to teach/instruct the performer, this is usually done by teaching and instructing the performer how to perform certain skills and telling them were they are going wrong or need to improve in the skill. Manager: A good manager will show the ability to manage time, space and equipment. He/she will manage time by setting times for the players to meet for trainings and matches. He/she will manage space by setting out the drills on the pitch they are training on. He/she will manage equipment by making sure there is enough cones, balls, bibs etc. Being able to arrange matches, tournaments maybe even trips away. ...read more.

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A manager also has to plan tactics for a game situation for example: Who's playing where? What formation? Scouting the opposition etc. The planning role is very similar to the role of managing. Coaching Responsibilities: Updating own knowledge: A coach also has a lot to learn himself it is not all about him teaching others. A good coach will attend coaching seminars where the coach will be taught new ways of coaching and managing as well as this they will learn new training drills, share experiences with other coaches and get expert opinions from top coaches. New coaching and managing techniques can also be learned from books, magazines, the media and the internet. Management and planning: A coach or manager has a lot of planning and managing to do, the performers don't realise how much planning goes on off the pitch. A coach has to plan trainings, matches, tournaments, trips all around his own life, because most coaches or managers in amateur football or the GAA are not being paid and have to plan around their work. A coach or manager would constantly be on the phone or emailing other managers about friendly matches before the season starts, day trips to tournaments in other counties etc. Skill development: Personally I think the main role of a coach is to develop players and this starts from a young age. ...read more.

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This course is completed over 6-8 hours Level 1: The level 1 course is the next step from the foundation level , once qualified you are able to coach at u-14 level through to adult club level. This course takes 20-40 hours to complete and practical assignments and a logbook are required to be completed to complete the course. Level 2: level to is moving on from level 1 once this level has been completed the coach will be eligible to coach at underage county level . This level is completed in 40-60 hours. Distance learning, in-service training, practical coaching assignments plus a logbook are to be completed over the course of a season. Level 3: level three is moving on from level 2 but just like every step up in levels it goes into greater detail. Once this level as been completed the coach will be qualified to take an Adult intercounty team. To achieve certification at Level 3, a series of coaching inputs must be combined with adequate experience at Inter-County level. Distance Learning, In-service Training, Practical Coaching Assignments plus Logbook completion are required to complete the course. The course takes 200-240 hours to be completed. Level 4: Level 4 is the final level and is the highest that can be achieved ,once completed this course qualifies a coach to become an Advanced Adult intercounty coach. Distance Learning, In-service Training, Practical Coaching Assignments plus Logbook completion are required to complete the course. www.gaa.ie ...read more.

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