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Sports Coaching and Performance Science

This article provides an overview of Sports Coaching and Performance Science
Male University of Hull student stood upright with a barbell on his shoulders stood in a squat rack in the Health and Human Performance Laboratory

The role of a sports coach can vary; from working with elite athletes to recreational sports teams and in lots of different contexts. For example; you can specialise in strength and conditioning (S&C), performance analysis or focus on developing coaching skills within specific sports; and the goals you want to achieve with your athletes could range from achieving high-level performance, to encouraging exercise participation and physical activity. Key theory that underpins coaching is how you can teach and how others learn; essentially how to best work with individuals in different contexts and environments to help them develop.

Check out the below links to the UK Coaching webpage as well as Q&A pages with two Hull University graduates to get a feel for where sports coaching and performance science can take you:

Dr Steve Barret – Director of Sports Science and Research Innovation at PlayerMaker

Ben Knapper – Loan Manager at Arsenal FC

UK Coaching

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