2.1.Course objectives Attaining practical skills and theoretical knowledge on movement structures and teaching methods in track and field disciplines; implementing those skills and knowledge into track and field training for athletes of all age groups.
2.2.Course enrolment requirements and entry competences required for the course Completed mandatory courses Track and field.
2.3.Learning outcomes at the level of the programme to which the course contributes
Students will attain necessary practical skills and theoretical knowledge on: teaching movement structures of track and field events, organization and implementation of track and field school programmes and young athletes competition programmes, and development of cardio-respiratory and motor abilities of children and young athletes. After finishing this course, they will be able to demonstrate track and fields technique elements and teaching technique exercises. Attained knowledge and skills will provide students with information necessary that will facilitate selection of training drills and their easier classification taking into consideration athletes age, track and field event, training programme goal and duration (long-term, midterm, short-term, in-season, pre-season, off-season).
2.4.Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course (4 to 10 learning outcomes)
Students will learn to:
-put the shot (translation and rotational technique), throw the javelin, hammer and discus,
-long jump, high jump, pole vault and triple jump,
-perform different starting positions and techniques, hurdle and steeplechase run, relays and sprint,
-use different equipment and apparatus for teaching track and field techniques,
-detect and correct technical and tactical errors, and
-organize and implement modified track and field events in children training
2.5.Course content broken down in detail by weekly class schedule (syllabus)
1.Track and field training methodology - definition and structure. Educational tasks of track and field training in children and junior athletes. (1P)
2.Learning process, learning methods, specific teaching and training methods for different age groups. Specificity of different technique technique methods. (1P)
3.All around events, modified track and field events, kids track and field (3P)
4.Classification and selection of training drills. Basic and specific/situational training drills regarding track and field event or events groups. (2P)
5.Principles and teaching methodology in children and young athletes training throughout each phase of their sports development, according to sensitive phases (2P)
6.Application of athletic playing drills (2P)
7.Cardio-respiratory fitness and motor abilities improvement in children and younger athletes (2P)
8.Different tactical tasks analysis. Detecting and correcting motor and tactical errors. (1P)
9.The use different equipment and apparatus for teaching track and field techniques (1P)
1.Methods and basic training drills regarding different types of athletic runs (1,5S)
2.Methods and basic training drills regarding different types of throws (1,5S)
3.Methods and basic training drills regarding different types of jumps (1,5S)
4.Methods and specific/situational training drills regarding different types of athletic runs (1,5S)
5.Methods and specific/situational training drills regarding different types of throws (1,5S)
6.Methods and specific/situational training drills regarding different types of jumps (1,5S)
7.Application of athletic playing drills regarding different track and field events (2S)
8.The use different equipment and apparatus for teaching track and field (1S)
9.Kids track and field, modified track and field events (3S)
Exercises (each topic is covered by 2 classes)
1.Teaching technique exercises for walking and race walking (2V)
2.Teaching technique exercises for running (2V)
3.Teaching technique exercises for starts and sprints(2V)
4.Teaching technique exercises for hurdle and steeplechase run (2V)
5.Teaching technique exercises for relay running(2V)
6.Teaching technique exercises for shot put (2V)
7.Teaching technique exercises for discus throw(2V)
8.Teaching technique exercises for hammer throw(2V)
9.Teaching technique exercises for javelin throw(2V)
10.Teaching technique exercises for long jump(2V)
11.Teaching technique exercises for high jump(2V)
12.Teaching technique exercises for triple jump (2V)
13.Teaching technique exercises for pole vault(2V)
14.Modified games for different track and field events (2V)
15.Kids track and field, modified track and field events
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