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BTEC Sport Level 2 Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities

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Transcript of BTEC Sport Level 2 Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities

Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities
Introduction to the Unit
This unit introduces you to sports leadership.

Learning aim A
Know the attributes associated with successful sports leadership
Learning aim B
Undertake the planning and leading of sports activities
Learning aim C
Review the planning and leading of sports activities.
You will be introduced to the basics of sports leadership and then will be required to plan, deliver and evaluate a sports activity.
How will you be assessed?
What we need to know?
Describe, using relevant examples, the attributes required for, and responsibilities of, sports leadership.

Describe the attributes of two selected successful sports leaders.

Explain the attributes required for, and responsibilities of,
sports leadership.

Evaluate the attributes of two successful sports leaders.
Compare and contrast the attributes of two successful sports leaders.

Assignment 3
Review the planning and leading of the sports activity session, describing strengths and areas for improvement, and targets for future development as a sports leader.
Explain targets for future development as a sports leader, including a personal development plan.
Justify targets for future development as a sports leader and activities within the personal development plan.

Assignment 2
Plan two selected sports activities.
Independently lead a sports activity session.
Justify the choice of activities within the sports activity plan.
Lead a successful sports activity session.




Use of language






Lesson 1: Attributes of sports leaders

The more
your methods of communication the easier it is to get
across to players, other coaches, the opposition and officials.
What are the different types of communication?
Types of communication?
verbal language.

non-verbal language.

Types of communication?
Should be a
two way process
so that both people can develop their knowledge.

Non-verbal communication helps others understand the
of the leader?
Organisation of equipment
Organisational skills are essential to the sports leader. As a sports leader or member of a coaching team, it will be your responsibility to organise:
Can you think of any examples?
Each training session (including facilities and equipment).


Paperwork, which may be essential if performers are to compete.

Health and safety.

The evaluation of each meeting for the performer and their parents.
Examples of organisational skills...
A good sports leader should have detailed knowledge of the sport that they are involved in.
Why & of what?
Knowledge of:
Good understanding of its laws and rules.

Sport specific knowledge.

Knowledge of basic fitness training and health and Safety issues.

Knowledge of current first aid techniques, and if possible an up-to- date qualification.

Basic knowledge of the care and prevention of sports injuries.
Activity structure
Some elements of coaching remain the same in any sport.

For example?




Review of the session or programme.
It is very important that a leader sets targets that the team or an individual can follow. These could be short, medium or long-term!

Why is it important to set targets?

Target Setting
End vision




Use of Language
Successful sports leaders have a clear voice and use language that is appropriate for the performers that they are working with.
What will effective language help you develop?
Rapport with and between the performers

A high level of sport-specific knowledge - including technical and tactical knowledge and rules and regulations of the sport

A sense of respect

The sports performance of individuals
At all times a good sports leader will think before speaking, to demonstrate respect for all people involved in the session or sports event.
Qualities of a Sports Leader
Sports leaders should take care of their appearance and dress appropriately for each session.
As a sports leader you are a role model. This involves wearing the right kit and behaving appropriately in each session.
Good leaders must be able to combine innovative ways of delivering sports and physical activity sessions.
How could you leave a lasting impression on a sports performer?
Knowledge of the sport or activity
Effective communication
Leadership skills
High levels of enthusiasm
When a sports leader is smiling and happy, this feeling often rubs off on the performers in the session
A sports leader should have the confidence to stand in front of performers and direct them towards achieving a target or goal.
This is a key quality for a sports leader
Leadership style
There are three identifiable sports leadership styles;

In order to be a successful sports leader; you will be required to use all of these effectively.
Can you name a person for each type of leader?

Are they successful in what they do?
Do they motivate?
Does everyone in the group like their leadership style?
What do they do well?
Our level of motivation can determine what we do and how well we do it!
As a sports leader it is important to understand what motivates the performers you work with.
There are two forms of motivation;

Intrinsic motivation
When a performer participates in an activity or sport for their own sake. Motivated by pleasure, satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment.

Extrinsic motivation
There are things outside the athlete or activity that influence them, such as external rewards. They play the sport to achieve something, such as a medal or money.
It is important that sports leaders have a sense of humour; this enables them to relate to performers. Obviously it is important that humour is used at appropriate times. Performers' enjoyment is increased when they know their sports leader can have a joke with them.
Can you think of a sports leader who has shared a laugh with the athletes they work with?
Personality can be defined as the characteristics that make each individual unique.
Personalities fall into two categories;
are individuals who actively do not seek excitement and would rather be in a calm or quiet place. In the world of sport introverts tend to prefer sports that require low levels of excitement but require high concentration levels and accuracy in their delivery
Can you think of anyone like this or sports that might suit introvert personalities?
are inclined to get bored quickly and are often poor at tasks that require a great deal of concentration.
They constantly seek stimulation and excitement.
Can you think of any leaders or sports that may suit an extrovert personality?
Responsibilities of a sports leader
Professional conduct
Health and Safety
Child Protection
Legal obligations
Rules and Regulations
Ethics and values
It is important that performers see their sports leaders conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. The expectation about leaders' behaviour come from the performers and spectators of the sport, as well as the people who have appointed the leader.
Sports leaders should promote participation in physical activity by providing participants with
positive values
, including playing within the rules of the sport.
As a sports leader you will deliver sports and physical activity sessions to a range of performers with different abilities.
Whatever their differences, you must provide all performers with the same opportunities to develop and improve.
Equality: treating everyone fairly
Sports leaders should lead sport and physical activity sessions without any inequality or prejudice.
Inequality: Social disparity, differences between the rich and poor.
The equipment they wear/use may be different, would that change their performance?
Prejudice: intolerance of or a dislike for people based on - race, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability.
Can you see all the differences between the players? Or do you such see a Football team!
The risk of accidents within sports activities is always there. The skill of identifying hazards that could cause accidents, and minimising the risk, is a key requirement when planning and leading sports sessions.
Sports leaders have the responsibility of the performers during the period of time they are under their supervision.
It is important not only to check all performers are feeling well during the session, but also make sure they are aware of risks and hazards that could cause injury.
Sports leaders must have appropriate insurance cover to participate in activity, and lead sports or physical activity sessions.
They are responsible for the safety of all performers in their supervision.
If a sports performer were to get injured the sports leader would be held responsible for the accident.
Did you know:
You must gain a recognised qualification if you want to be insured for planning and leading a sports activity independently.
Without a qualification you are only allowed to support a qualified sports leader or coach.
Child protection has become a concern in sport and physical activity. When children are introduced to new people in new settings it is vital that a sports club keeps children safe and adheres to their statutory duties set out in the Children Act (1989 & 2004). It is the responsibility of sports club to do this.
Many clubs now complete Police checks to make sure that the sports leader is suitable to work with children.
To find out more about child protection and sports leadership visit the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit website.
There are a number of legal requirements to being a sports leader. It is important that you understand them.
Laws are passed by government to support the safety of all people who wish to do physical activity.
Two important ones are;
Disability Discrimination Act 1995
Activity Centres (Young Persons' Safety Act) 1995
Disability Discrimination Act 1995
This act makes it illegal for anyone providing a service to discriminate against disabled people. This includes accessibility and provision in sport and physical activity.
Activity Centres (Young Persons' Safety Act) 1995
This act requires that all centres offering adventure activities for children under 18 are registered and licensed with the government.
It requires that all staff possess specific qualifications and follow specific operation and emergency procedures.
It is also a requirement that the centre has the correct staff to children ratio.
Can you think of reasons why?
When leading sport it is important to promote the rules and regulations of the activity.
As well as developing skills of performers, you should also improve their knowledge
Can you remember how you learnt the rules of a sport or how to respect officials?
This can be described as honest, fair and responsible conduct and actions.
Sports leaders should promote this in all their sessions.

These include:
Respect for others
Equal opportunities
Fair play
Playing with the right spirit
You now have all the information for
Task 1

Please complete
P1 / M1
Who do you think is a good sports leader?
worksheet activity 1:
Name the sports leader
what attributes can you identify of each one?
Yes, he used to be your teacher!
Serena Williams
Sir David Brailsford
Sports leaders come in many shapes and sizes.
Can you draw what a successful/unsuccessful sports leader may look like?
: Explain what you have drawn

: will be able to describe the attributes of a successful sports leader (1A.P2)
: will be able to describe the attributes of two successful sports leaders (2A.P2)
: will be able to evaluate the attributes of two successful sports leaders (2A.M2)
Lesson Outcomes

using the worksheet how many attributes can you write down that the sports leader shows and how does he show them?
: how did this make him successful?
Begin to

one successful leader that you have chosen for
your answers and
how this makes them successful for
Joe Schmidt always dresses (
) in training kit when he is coaching in each session, the same as the players. This enables him to
the players as they see that he is dressed like them.
When the sports
is dressed appropriately for a training session it helps with the mind-set of the players, they see a
role model
. Also, the sports leader can demonstrate and join in at times during the session.
If Joe Schmidt was dressed in a suit for training, the players may view him differently. Wearing a suit would not be appropriate for the session, as he would not be able to be on a muddy field and participate or watch a rugby session closely.
Remember to use your BTEC Literacy Mat for support
Yes, he is in the room
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