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BTEC Level 2 Roles of a Sports Leader. Lesson Outcomes To describe the roles associated with sports leadership To use examples to explain and evaluate.

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1 BTEC Level 2 Roles of a Sports Leader

2 Lesson Outcomes To describe the roles associated with sports leadership To use examples to explain and evaluate successful sports leaders

3 Sports Leaders Sports Leaders and Coaches have a number of roles and responsibilities. To help them fulfil these roles and responsibilities they must demonstrate a number of skills. Click on the link to see some sports leaders and coaches in action. Sports Leaders and Coaches in Action

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5 Describing an Effective Sports Leader There are a number of roles associated with sport leadership that you may have come up with. Roles of a sports leader include: -Trainer - Educator - Manager - Friend - Role Model - Innovator

6 Roles of a Sports Leader Roles ManagerInnovatorRole ModelFriendTrainerEducator

7 The Role of Manager Manager A sports Leader is in charge of managing the entire sport activity environment. They are in charge of team selection, administration, managing other staff, and dealing with issues within the team. To do this effectively the Sports Leader must show good leadership skills. They must also have the ability to direct others effectively. Can you think of any sport leaders who are good managers in your favourite sport?

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9 The Role of Educator Can you think of the last skill you learnt in your sport? How did the sport leader help you learn this skill? Educator A major part of sport leadership involves teaching people new skills, techniques and strategies. A good Sports Leader will use a variety of different teaching methods and styles specific to each participant. To be effective in this the Sports Leader should have excellent knowledge and experience in the sport.

10 The Role of Trainer What are the important components of fitness in your sport? Trainer Sport Leaders will need to develop the correct components of physical fitness required to meet the demands of the specific sport The components of fitness are: Speed Strength Power Agility Co-ordination Reaction Time Flexibility

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12 The Role of Role Model Role Model A sports leader is a very influential individual. It is important that they keep an eye on their own behaviours and that they are setting a good example to their participants. This is really important with young performers as they are impressionable and may pick up bad behaviours from the sports leader. Positive Role Model Behaviours Being gracious in defeat Using appropriate language Dressing appropriately Being polite to everyone Respecting officials and opposition Negative Role Model Behaviours Being a sore loser Using inappropriate language e.g. swearing Dressing inappropriately Being rude to people in particular the officials and the opposition

13 Ray Winston RESPECT Advert The Football Association RESPECT campaign Click on the above link to see an advert made by the Football Association. This advert highlights the important role that sports leaders have in being positive role models in sport.

14 The Role of Innovator Innovator An innovator is someone who comes up with new and original ideas. Sports Leaders can help improve the performance of their participants by using new and creative training techniques. Think about this... If there was one perfect way to train, then everyone would do it any everyone would perform the same!

15 The Role of Friend Friend Sport Leaders hare a lot of time with their participants. They each share a common interest in sport and will both invest a lot of time and effort into it. Participating in sport can lead to many positive and negative experiences. For example achieving a Personal Best or losing in a cup final. Sports leaders will act as a friend to their participants during these times.

16 Evaluation Being an effective sports leader involves fulfilling a number of different roles and responsibilities. Roles include manager, educator, trainer, innovator, friend, and role model. Good sports leaders will have a good understanding of their roles and will fulfil them effectively each time they lead a sport activity session. Next session we will look at the responsibilities of a sports leader


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