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Planning Sessions


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Basic review of considerations when planning activity sessions - based on Level O Coaching Certificate...

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Planning Sessions

  1. 1. Planning,Reviewingand Safety
  2. 2. Why do we Plan?  Plan each session to ensure that it:  Is safe  Is motivating  Leads to improved skill development  Is fun  Is progressive
  3. 3. The Planning Process 1.Information gathering 2.Setting goals 3.Programming activities 4.Reviewing the session
  4. 4. Information Gathering Age of participants Number of participants in session Skill level of participants What equipment and space you have to work with Any illness or injury
  5. 5. Setting Goals  What are the main aims of the session?  Are you looking to cover one sport? One skill?
  6. 6. Programming Activities – Partsof a Training Session  Session introduction  Warm up  Skill/fitness activities (use a Game Sense approach where appropriate)  Cool down  Review
  7. 7. Selecting/Designing Activities When selecting or designing an activity, ensure that it:  Involves all participants most of the time  Is motivating and/or fun  Is safe  Is relatively easy to organise  Has a logical flow from previous activities
  8. 8. Teaching Tips – Safety  Discuss:  Safety lines  Wearing of safety equipment  Avoidance of rough surfaces  Activities in confined areas
  9. 9. Teaching Tips – Safety Distribution of equipment:  Distribute in a safe,orderly fashion  Equipment monitors can be nominated  Don’t leave equipment lying around  Explain how to collect equipment at the conclusion of each lesson  Ensure that all equipment is returned
  10. 10. Injury ManagementStop the activityTalk to the personObserve the injured partPrevent further injury(via the three options below) Get help (Severe injury)RICER regime (Less severe injury)– See next slide for detailPlay on (Minor injury)
  11. 11. Injury Management – RICER Regime Immediate management of sprains, strains, corks, bumps and bruises should follow this procedure: Rest Ice Compression Elevation Referral
  12. 12. Reviewing the Session Self reflection tools:  Diary  Mentor  Video self-analysis  Self-evaluation checklist Seek feedback from participants, parents and other coaches Consider what you do well, not just what you need to improve
  13. 13. Reviewing the Session  At the end of each session the coach should ask:  Did the Participants enjoy the session?  Did they get something out of the session?  Did I enjoy the session?  Modify the next coaching session based on this review process