Getting serious about coaching

A series of face-to-face and/or online group discussions for coaches in Tasmania with topics changing fortnightly. The discussion board is now open for participants, and already participants are contributing.

To join this coaching group without payment of a fee, an applicant must:

  • Have intention to develop their coaching skills for the long-term benefit of the sport of Weightlifting
  • Assist with coaching at Weightlifting Tasmania competitions
  • Be a member or associate member of the Weightlifting Tasmania

To continue being a member of this coaching group, a participant must:

  • Allow face-to-face discussion to be videoed. Videos will be added to the Academy’s online education system.
  • Play an active role in the discussion group whether participating face-to-face or via online media. Persons who live too far from Hobart to attend should submit questions and opinion prior to the meeting via the Academy’s online education system and then participate in online discussion on the topic.
  • Complete a short assessment task after each discussion has taken place and submit through the Academy’s online education system. Typically, the short assessment task will be a 200 word statement that summarises the participants learning for the discussion.

Suggested topics:

  1. What are the fundamental technique concepts and how do you teach them to a beginner?
  2. How do you develop your own mental model of Weightlifting technique so that you can coach effectively?
  3. If a coach observes an athlete with a technical fault, how and when should they intervene?
  4. Discuss the factors that limit the coach’s ability to assess an athlete’s technique including prior learning experience, belief systems and perceptive ability.
  5. How does a coach deal with an athlete that has multiple faults?
  6. What do we mean by ‘stability’ in Weightlifting, why is it important and how do we get it?
  7. What is meant by ‘kinetic chain’ and where does it break down?
  8. There are three basic constituents of Weightlifting technique – raising the bar height, movement under the bar, and supporting the bar. On which of the constituents do you place emphasis?
  9. What constitutes good training behaviour? Provide examples of what is good and not so good training behaviour.
  10. How does foot positioning and movement affect the athlete’s performance?
  11. What are the benefits and disbenefits of structured training?
  12. What is the pelvic alignment problem in the jerk and what sort of training can be undertaken to correct the issue?
  13. Is there any benefit in a coach providing coaching cues and/or feedback to an athlete, if so, how and when?
  14. What is a good training load for an athlete? Does training load differ between individuals?
  15. What are the key steps to take as a coach to improve outcomes for athletes in competition?
  16. “Learned movement patterns + emotion = performance”, discuss!
  17. How should coaches minimise injury and what happens to athletes when they experience an injury?
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More topics can be selected by participants

Start date: Friday 16 November 2018

Facilitator: Leo Isaac

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