Coaching practice and principles

To provide MMA Coaches with structured processes and principles of ethical MMA coaching. This will offer coaches the tools to acquire a working knowledge of all aspects of becoming a recognised MMA coach and produce a uniformed, certified structure to our sport that will lead to recognition by Government Officials and Insurance providers familiar with MMA and its benefits.

Suitable for: Those who are currently associated with MMA training within the club environment. If delegates are not already coaching it will be necessary to ensure access to MMA coaching environment for support.

View Dates

AIM

To provide MMA Coaches with structured processes and principles of ethical MMA coaching. To offer coaches the tools to acquire a working knowledge of all aspects of becoming a recognised MMA coach, to produce a uniformed and certified structure to our sport that will be recognised by Governments and Officials not familiar with MMA and its benefits.

OBJECTIVES

During the programme of study delegates will:

  • Appreciate ethical coaching practice as outlined in the Code of Conduct for your organisation
  • Understand the fundamental principles relating to all aspects of MMA, including nutrition, sports psychology, performance analysis and physiology
  • Understand the needs of different groups of delegates
  • Produce a short-term coaching programme for MMA
  • Produce session plans for MMA coaching sessions
  • Prepare for and organise planned coaching sessions to ensure health, safety and welfare of delegates
  • Prepare delegates to participate in coaching sessions
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships to support the coaching process
  • Deliver safe and effective MMA sessions to improve performance of delegates
  • Produce action plans for future coaching sessions
  • Communicate effectively with different groups of delegates
  • Deal with injuries and signs of illness
  • Follow emergency procedures
  • Recognise and report signs of possible abuse and respond appropriately to disclosure.

Unit 1 – Principles of Coaching in MMA

At the end of the course delegates should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical coaching practice and behaviour.
  • Provide guidance on safe practice and the prevention of injury.
  • Explain relevant aspects of MMA coaching including nutrition sports psychology, sports science and performance analysis.
  • Deal with injuries, illnesses and emergencies that may be presented by delegates during coaching sessions.
  • Understand the nature and importance of effective communication skills and relationships in MMA coaching.

Unit 2 – Effective Coaching Practices

At the end of the course delegates should be able to:

  • Prepare and plan a safe, ethical and effective MMA Coaching session.
  • Conduct coaching sessions to improve participant’s personal performance.
  • Effectively evaluate coaching sessions to develop an action plan for improvement.

All units are assessed externally through a portfolio of evidence and observation of coaching practice.

Delegates will be assessed via knowledge tests, evidence gathering, coaching assignments and observed assessments of practical MMA coaching sessions.

Time

9am- 5pm

Accredited by