H. Takahashi, Y. Tanaka, S. Murakami, J. Kitagawa, K. Murata, M. Sakanaka, K. Hamada, T. Wada

National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya (JAPAN)
This study reported the part of our project to develop coaching skills for students.

We conducted the project to develop coaching skills for students in three years. Our project was the part of regular classes in our university. We took movies for regular sports classes and edited the movies for e-learning system. Students could watch their own play, explanations of professors and the progress of each class anytime they want.

Usually, we had practical coaching training in each class. Upper grade students teach their major sports to lower students. However, major sports of all students were same. In this situation, coaching training made too smoothly to develop coaching skills because all students had basic skills and knowledge in major sports. However, in practical situations, we need to teach any sports to students they had less ability to play sports than our university students. So, we need to prepare the situations in training as close as practical.

In this study, we had practical coaching training in two classes, gymnastics and tennis. Students were exchanged in two classes. Upper gymnastics students taught gymnastics to lower tennis student. On the other hand, upper tennis students taught tennis to lower gymnastics students.
Upper students confirmed their coaching movies in e-learning and they reported their impressions. As results, this training had positive effects to upper students. Upper students felt more nervous feelings than usual training because they teach to students with another major sports. The atmosphere of training was different than usual training. We could prepare similar situations as practical.
We plan to develop this training for all classes in our university.