Module Overview

Elite Coaching

Module Aims: To underpin the psychological theories of Elite / High Performance Coaching. To present, observe and analyse different paedogogical coaching methodologies. To present an opportunity to design and execute an Elite / High Performance coaching session and/or programme, following detailed analysis and evaluation. To develop comprehensive reporting and evaluation skills utilised in the development of high performance coaching programmes. To investigate, recognise and analyse the roles played by emotions in high performance coaching situations. To explore the emerging technologies roles in elite coaching. To provide a detailed insight into varying psychological factors which affect high performance athletes and coaches.

Module Code

SMCO H4013

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Player Profiling


Goal Setting

TechniquesAnalysis & Feedback


Self Motivation TechniquesGroup techniquesGeneric TechniquesStrategies

Technology and Coaching


The Psychology of Injury and Rehab

Psychological Impact of injuryDepression, Anger, Resentment Coping Strategies



Team Building

PrinciplesGroup DynamicsTechniquesSports Psychologist RoleStrategies

Psychology of the Coach –Player-Athlete Relationship


Communication Techniques

PrinciplesStrategies for individuals and teamsPre Event, Interval and Post Event MultimediaHalf Time/Time Outs

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination50
Other Assessment(s)50