This unit of competency, SISSSCO307 Provide nutrition information to athletes, describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to enable coaches to provide information to support their athletes to apply the principles and practices of nutrition to achieve peak performance in the relevant sporting activity.
It applies to those working autonomously and within supervisory roles in a sport and recreation environment. It applies to personnel who are responsible for coaching athletes in a sport-specific training or competition setting.
The elements and performance criteria include:
1. Analyse information.
1.1 Collect and analyse relevant and current information from a range of sources in relation to the principles of sports nutrition for training and performance.
1.2 Identify support personnel and resources available to assist athletes with nutritional issues.
1.3 Assess athlete’s information needs in relation to nutrition for peak performance in relevant sporting activity.
1.4 Assess athlete’s information needs in relation to nutrition for peak performance in relevant sporting activity.
2. Liaise with nutritional support personnel.
2.1 Select appropriate support personnel to assist athletes.
2.2 Consult with sports nutritional personnel to identify the specific nutritional requirements for training and performance in the sporting activity.
2.3 Identify nutritional practices to enhance peak performance in the sporting activity.
2.4 Confirm scope of authority with key personnel in relation to role within sport structure.
3. Provide information to athletes.
3.1 Assess nutrition needs and preferences of athletes in relation to sporting activity.
3.2 Inform athletes of the nutritional requirements for peak performance in the relevant sporting activity.
3.3 Present information to athletes in a style appropriate to the needs of the athletes and the coaching setting.
3.4 Use appropriate activities and learning experiences to deliver information.
3.5 Check understanding of athletes regarding nutritional requirements for peak sporting performance using appropriate approaches and encourage athletes to clarify information.
3.6 Encourage athletes to seek advice and support from identified nutritional support personnel.
4. Assist athletes to implement nutritional practices.
4.1 Select implementation strategies to enhance peak performance in the sporting activity in consultation with the athlete and nutritional support personnel.
4.2 Assist and support athletes to implement selected strategies in training and competition according to organisational policies and procedures.
4.3 Monitor implementation of nutritional practices during training or competition according to organisational policies and procedures.
4.4 Identify symptoms associated with eating disorders and refer athletes to sports physician or accredited sports dietitian.
4.5 Refer athletes who have symptoms of nutritional deficiencies and eating disorders to nutritional support personnel for treatment.
5. Evaluate the effect of nutritional practices on the performance of athletes.
5.1 Analyse the performance of athletes in competition situations.
5.2 Review effectiveness of strategies in consultation with athletes and support staff and make adjustments where required.
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