Course: Theory of Sport

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Course title Theory of Sport
Course code KAS/TES
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Lehnert Michal, doc. PaedDr. Dr.
Course content
1. System-based concept of sports training as a basis of scientific management of the training process. 2. System-based approach to the concept of sport performance and its application in training. 3. Current approaches to the development of training status and sport performance and their application in training. 4. Theoretical aspects of training load - means and methods of training, assessment of amount and effectiveness of load. 5. Differentiation and individualization of load and loading in the development of training status. 6. Structure of the training process of top athletes and youth with respect to the current requirements of competitions and developmental specifics. 7. Theoretical background of training of youth. 8. Theoretical background of women's training. 9. Theoretical background of selecting talented athletes and its application in selected sports. 10. Health-related aspects of training and competition load and loading. 10. Selected current problems of the theory of sport. Applications 1. Application of current approaches in the training of technique and tactics in selected sports. 2. Application of methods, forms (particularly game forms) and means in the training of endurance in youth. 3. Application of methods, forms (particularly game forms) and means in the training of strength in youth. 4. Application of methods, forms (particularly game forms) and means in the training of speed in youth. 5. Use of nonconventional (less known) games and sports in the development of training conditions and performance of youth. 8. Application of current knowledge of flexibility training in selected sports and age categories. 9. Application of intermittent load with respect to sport performance requirements. 10. Compensation of specific training and competition load. 11. Current possibilities of diagnostics and the use of the results in the training process. 12. Unsuitable and "problem" methods, means and forms in sports training of youth with respect to the current level of training status and age, developmental and other specifics.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook), Projection (static, dynamic), Activating (Simulations, Games, Dramatization)
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 3 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 9 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 26 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 16 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to deepen the students' knowledge from the selected areas of the pedagogy of sports training and other specialized courses. The course develops the understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of the theory of sport and introduces the results of scientific research in sport. By means of the practical application of the knowledge gained in the courses included in the curriculum of the study program the subject contributes to the improvement of coaching and teaching skills. Information about this course was translated to English within the project Internationalization of the Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacký University, Olomouc, No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0028, co-funded by the European Social Fund and the Government of the Czech Republic.
Upon completion of the course the student is knowledgeable about the basic theoretical areas of the theory of sport. The student is able to identify, analyze, synthesize and compare current knowledge of the theory of sport and apply this knowledge in the training process with a particular emphasis on young people.
Prerequisites
Knowledge of "Pedagogy of sports training" and other completed courses of the study plan relating to the training process.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance, Seminar Work

Acceptable seminar presentation and seminar paper. Acceptable methodological presentation. Completion of credit test requirements. The test covers basic knowledge of presented topics. Participation in seminars, minimum of 80%.
Recommended literature
  • Dle specifik řešených témat.
  • Delavier, F. (2010). Delavier's stretching anatomy. Paris: Human Kinetics.
  • Dovalil, J. et al. (2012). Výkon a trénink ve sportu. Praha: Olympia.
  • Lehnert, M., Novosad, J., Neuls, F., Langer, F., & Botek, M. Trénink kondice ve sportu.
  • Sewell, D. (2012). Sport and exercise science. London: Hodder Education.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Physical Culture Physical Education (2016) Physical education and sport 2 Summer
Faculty of Physical Culture Adapted Physical Education (2011) Physical education and sport 2 Summer
Faculty of Physical Culture Physical Education and Sports (2011) Physical education and sport 2 Summer
Faculty of Physical Culture Physical Education (2011) Physical education and sport 2 Summer
Faculty of Physical Culture Physical Education and Sports (2016) Physical education and sport 2 Summer
Faculty of Physical Culture Adapted Physical Education (2016) Physical education and sport 2 Summer