Bachelor's degree in Sport and Exercise Science (from 2008-2009)

Teaching individual and team sports - TECNICHE E DIDATTICA DEGLI SPORT INDIVIDUALI

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Name of lecturer
Chiara Milanese
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
I semestre dal Oct 2, 2017 al Jan 26, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to give students the knowledge and skills in didactics and technique. This will lead to greater professional competence in individual sport. The programme includes both theory and practice in a number of field and track events as well as gymnastics. Analysis both qualitative and quantitative will be studied with respect to the currently established movement models.


Qualitative technique analysis of sport movement models and learning strategies for correcting technical errors.
• Technique analysis of sprint running and endurance running; didactic progression drills; motor pattern of touchdown of the foot and the push-off phase. An in-depth analysis of the difference of amplitude and frequency of the step in sprint running and endurance running.
• Technique analysis of the sprint start: the study of joint angles at set position and block clearance, and an overview of the typical technical errors.
• Technique analysis of high hurdles: didactic progression drills for the first movement leg and the second movement leg, and an overview of the typical technical errors.
• Technique analysis of high jump and long jump: didactic progression drills of the penultimate and the take-off steps, and an overview of the typical technical errors.
• Technique analysis of shot put drills used to teach throwing from the power position, and an overview of the typical technical errors.
• Preparatory exercises as an introduction to some of the standard gymnastic events (forward and backward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, floor mat and crash mat, trampoline, etc.)
• Vault (run up, spring, preflight, off-flight and block)
• Pommel horse.
• Asymmetric bars (F) and Parallel Bars (M).
• High bar.
• Standard scoring technique according to International regulations.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Schmidt R.A., Wrisberg C.A. Apprendimento motorio e prestazione. Roma Società Stampa Sportiva, 2000
Gottardi G. Avviamento alla ginnastica artistica Società Stampa Sportiva, Roma  
Scotton C., Senerega D Corso di Ginnastica Artistica Libreria Cortina Torino  
Milanese C. Ideali modelli biomeccanici di base corsa - salto - lancio Libreria Cortina, Verona 2002
Bartlett R. Introduction to Sport Biomechanics (Edizione 2) Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London and New York, 2007
Gori M., Tanga M. L’apprendimento motorio tra mente e cervello Calzetti-Mariucci Linea Editoriale 1996
Cavagna G. Muscolo e locomozione Raffaello Cortina Editore, Milano 1981
Knudson D.V., Morrison C.S. Qualitative analysis of human movement (Edizione 2) Human Kinetics 2002

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam: based on the theory and practice techniques in athletics and gymnastics.

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