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Deakin University

Sports Coaching

Deakin University via FutureLearn Program


Coaching skills have become increasingly sought after for improving team and individual training.

On this microcredential, you’ll be empowered to become a confident and inspirational sports coach.

Using the international coaching experience of business and elite sports coach, Paddy Upton, you’ll explore concepts from sports psychology, coaching, and leadership that can be applied to teams in a number of contexts.

You’ll discover the value of using motivational strategies and insights to improve your sports leadership skills and become a more effective, successful coach.

Deakin’s Sport Management courses are ranked #1 in Australia and 3rd globally.*

*Academic Ranking of World Universities

This microcredential offers 1 credit towards a Postgraduate degree at Deakin University, equivalent to international standards as detailed below:

Deakin University UK credit modules ECTS* US Credit 1 credit 15 credits 7.5 credits 4 hrs

*European Credit Transfer System

This microcredential meets the standards set by the Common Microcredential Framework.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Sports Coaching: Effective leadership to reach maximum team and individual performance.
-Discover and explore the intricacies of coaching in the knowledge era, coaching the mental game and being player-centred.

Taught by

Paddy Upton


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  • Anonymous
    Dear Sir Hello, I am a sparts teacher in a private school, I have done Master Physical Education and Sports Management. Sports coaching is a subject that changes the lives of players. The player can touch heights from the road. Good coaching is like worshiping God. If the teacher is mature, then the young people who learn can decide the future of that country.

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