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Player-centred Coaching

Explore coach-centred and player-centred coaching approaches, and learn how to apply key skills to your own practice.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Player-centred Coaching

Develop your coaching skills with the player-centred approach

Coaching is a challenging practice which involves applying a range of techniques to get the best out a team.

On this course, you’ll get an introduction to coach-centred and player-centred coaching principles and evaluate the differences between them.

You’ll analyse the impact of using coach-centred and player-centred approaches on player development and performance.

You’ll learn to distinguish between the art and science of coaching, and apply this to your own context.

You’ll discover how to use player-centred coaching principles in your own practice, to enhance player and team performance.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsPADDY UPTON: Sachin Tendulkar has more world records for runs scored than anyone in the history of the game. One of the reasons for this was his incredibly diligent and meticulous pre-game practise and preparation. On one occasion, I was surprised to watch him prepare for a one day international, but aimlessly hitting balls. Playing shots that he certainly wouldn't be playing in the upcoming game. And to make matters worse, he did this for two solid hours. One question which puzzled me as coach was how could I help Sachin improve his performance. I decided to take a player centred approach to my work with him. What are the impacts on growing people and enhancing performance of player centred coaching?

Skip to 0 minutes and 53 secondsHello, I'm paddy Upton from Deakin University. And in this free two week course, we'll explore differences between coach centred and player centred coaching, investigate the differences between the art and the science of coaching, and discover player centred coaching principles to enhance player or team performance. Most importantly, you'll produce your own plan to include players and their own development. A player centred approach sees the coach focus on the players needs and goals, and collaborating with players on how to create the best possible experience for them to achieve their goals.

Skip to 1 minute and 34 secondsFocusing on a player centred approach will explore how coaches can engage and collaborate with their players and teams on the thinking aspects of their game, specifically by helping them in reviewing past performances and planning for future performances. Join me on this course on player centred coaching.

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in sports or business coaching, but may be of particular interest to those already working in the area.

Who will you learn with?

Paddy Upton

I'm an Associate Professor at Deakin University, coach of professional cricket teams and athletes, and business coach - which I do to support my surfing, fishing and stand-up paddling habits

Who developed the course?

Deakin University is Australia’s eighth largest university with more than 53,000 students from more than 100 countries studying online and on-campus!

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

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  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Access to tests

When you upgrade you’ll have access to any tests during the course.

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  • Validate your learning
  • Ensure you have mastered the material
  • Qualify for a certificate

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to take any tests and score over 70%. You don’t get access to tests if you choose to take a course for free.

Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

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  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your LinkedIn or CV
  • Includes free shipping

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete, and score over 70% on any course tests.

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