Player - Centred Coaching Course (Online)

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 of a team.

On this free online Deakin University 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.

What topics will you cover?

  • Use of Ken Wilber’s Integral Matrix to frame the differences between coach- and player-centred approaches
  • The importance of review and planning
  • Success and failure
  • Impact of different approaches on player development and performance
  • Coaching with the intangible, invisible aspects of a player’s game in mind.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Identify the differences between coach-centred and player-centred coaching

  • Explain the differences between the art and science of coaching

  • Investigate the impact of a coach- or player-centred approach on player development and performance

  • Apply player-centred coaching principles to enhance player/team performance.

Who is the course for?

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

Who will you learn with?

Paddy Upton

Paddy Upton

Associate Professor at Deakin University, coach of professional sport teams and athletes.