The primary aim of this assessment task is to develop a young player development model of your choice in
relation to developing 13-16 year olds engaged in sport and/or physical activity in Hong Kong.
The assessment will be summatively assessed by the submission of an individual1
coaching report and
The assessment is worth 50% of the overall module grade, and , and will be capped at a mark of 40%.
Submission type: Online (Blackboard)
Turnitin used: Yes
Feedback method: Online
Feedback type: Electronic
In-Module Retrieval (IMR)2
available: No
Requirements: No
For this assessment, you will be expected to:
1. Individually identify a target population on which to plan and design a programme of fundamental
movement or fundamental sports skills
2. Critically evaluate the development of young people, paying special attention to the specific demands of the
identified target population (i.e. able-bodied or disabled, male or female, age group etc.)
3. Using this understanding, prepare a brief report underlining the philosophy and design of the programme,
using high-quality evidence to underpin your rationale and decision-making
4. Design a coaching programme for an annual academic cycle (September to May) for the target group,
ensuring that consideration is made of the overall objectives for the year

Please note that this assignment is individual, not paired, and the expectations have been lowered to reflect this
In-module retrieval refers to a feature of a module’s assessment design whereby if you achieve below 40% in an assessment task at
the first attempt you are given an opportunity of reworking the assessment task
In some cases, it may be stipulated for some modules that you have to do something in order to undertake assessment on a module.
Any assessment where these requirements are not fulfilled will receive a zero mark. Further details can be found later in this
assessment brief
5. Design a meso-cycle from within the programme, detailing six, one-hour sessions that will develop the target
group in a holistic way (i.e. socially, physically and psychologically) and submit this in tabular form to
accompany the report
6. Prepare and submit one session plan from the six-week meso-cycle to provide a more detailed example of
the approach that you will take to developing the physical, emotional and social characteristics of your target
Word Length and Penalties
The word length of the summative assessment, excluding references, is 1500 wordsi
. Further details of the
breakdown of the word count can be found in the mark scheme below.
Work that is >10% over the word limit will be penalised by 10% of the available marks, i.e. you would lose 10
marks on this assessment task. Note that all text, apart from the list of references at the end of a document
and text in appendices, is included in the word count.
The assignment should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format4
. Popular alternatives (such as
OpenOffice, MacOS files such as Pages, Numbers and Keynote and Google Docs) need to be converted prior to
submission using the ‘Save As’ functionality built-in to the software/platform. Assessment not submitted in the
specified format will receive a zero mark. Standard presentation requirements (size 11 font, 1.5 line spacing,
2.5 cm margins) should be strictly adhered to.
Non-Assessment Requirements
There are no non-assessment requirements for this assessment task.
Handing-In Details
Please submit your assessment by 3pm on the deadline date specified. You can access your assessment
deadlines by visiting My Student Record. Go to ‘My Assessments’ and select ‘Assessment Statement’:

Turnitin should be used to assess your assignment for accidental plagiarism prior to the hand-in date. Once
your document is uploaded, allow up to a day for your work to be checked. You can do this as often as you like
up to the deadline.
Once the deadline has passed, the final submission will be used in conjunction with the marking of your
assignment submitted electronically to ascertain whether cheating, as defined in the University’s assessment
regulations detailed above, has taken place.
PLEASE NOTE: Submission to Turnitin only is not classed as a valid attempt and will not be marked as a
summative assessment.

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The consequences of late or non-submission are severe. As such, you are strongly encouraged to contact your
Student Support Officer if you are experiencing difficulties meeting assessment deadlines.
The University policy and procedures for dealing with cheating (e.g. plagiarism, collusion, contract cheating)
and late submission of assignments can be found at:
Handing Back Details
Feedback will normally be available fifteen working days after the hand-in date. You will be notified when
feedback becomes available, and by which method you will receive your marked assessment and feedback.
All enquiries should be directed to Damian Kingsbury in
the first instance.
Mark Scheme
Description %
Report 40
 Rationale for the development of physical literacy ion children and young people
 Clear reference to the aims and objectives of the six-week programme of development
 Key coaching principles discussed and prioritised in relation to target population
Coaching Programme 40
 Progressive sequence of activities focused on improving developmental objective
 Clear links to holistic development of participants
 Detailed account of six-week mesocycle
Session Plan 10
 Appropriate consideration of warm-up, tasks, games and activities to develop target movements/skills
 Due regard for inclusive and holistic development of the target population
Presentation, References and Referencing 10
 Use of American Psychological Association (APA) Harvard referencing system
 A close match between references used in the text and in the References list
 Appropriately structured with due regard to the normal conventions of English writing
 Use of appropriate writing style
This Mark Scheme should be read in conjunction with any other assessment marking criteria (available
separately on the Module My Hallam site)

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Please note that this assignment is individual, not paired, and the expectations have been lowered to reflect this

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