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Identifying the Teaching Styles of a rugby union coach and its affect on athletic performance
Ali Khan, Huw Bowen, Oyoni Gbla & Ethan Drury

Identifying the teaching styles used provides coaches with the knowledge to enhance their coaching practice and improve performance
Each coach will have their preferred teaching styles, influenced by their pedagogical approach (Leach & Moon, 1999). However these styles may not meet the requirements of their athletes or the coaching environment (Jones, 2010; Deci et al., 1982)
Therefore the purpose of this study is to identify the affects of different teaching styles on athletic performance
Athletes know more than anyone which styles are most influential on their performance (Cullingford, 1991). Implementing the appropriate teaching styles has been found to improve the coach-athlete relationship and athletic performance (Jones, 2010)
Previous research has predominately analysed P.E, with little research studying athletes' perceptions of teaching styles and their associated outcomes (Sanchez, et al., 2012)
Previous Research
Earlier studies: (McCleary, 1976 & Bryant 1974) failed to find differences between teaching styles on skill and cognitive development
Practice, reciprocal and inclusion style improved performance in hockey accuracy tests Goldberger et al., (1983)
Practice style improved tennis stoke performance more than the command style (Mariani, 1970)
Practice style was found beneficial for low skilled individuals learning the Volleyball spike, however the command style was most beneficial when learning the set (Harrison et al., 1995)
Practice, inclusion and Learner designed styles were perceived positively by students as it enabled opportunity without too much flexibility (Cothran, et al., 2000)
Research Questions
Can university rugby players identify the different teaching styles used by their coach?
What are the perceived outcomes on athlete performance?
Teaching Styles Spectrum
Three male rugby union players volunteered to participate

All 21 years of age

Playing experience: Mean = 8 years

Years playing under current coach: Mean = 3 years
1. Ethical Considerations
2. Video analysis of training session
3. Rationale for focus group
4. Implementation of the focus group
- Promotes discussion (Kitzinger, 1995)
- Enables the researcher to explore participant knowledge, understanding and experiences (Kitzinger, 1995).
- Demographic questions-Participants defined characteristics of successful performance
- Participants Identified teaching styles on video
- Impact on performance – Athlete perspective
- Closure of focus group
Data Analysis
Deductive analysis was conducted for this study

Data was analysed into three aspects; general dimensions, emergent themes and raw data as illustrated below
Analysis and discussion of findings
Successful Performance defined as improvement in skill development, learning, high self-efficacy and winning games
“In a game it’s all about winning, but in training it’s about completing your skills.”
(Participant 2)
Performance Defined
Athletes identification of teaching styles
Teaching Styles impact on performance
Command Style:
Helpful when learning a new skill (Deci et al., 1982; Cai, 1997; Thomson, 2009)
Over reliant on coach (Morgan et al., 2005)
Guided Discovery:
Opportunity to express yourself
Opportunity to explore new skills, supporting game performance (Morgan et al., 2005)
Gets you thinking
Learner Designed/ Inclusion:
Allowed all participants to take part in the session. (Cothran et al., 2000, Goudas et al., 1995)
Allowed for skill development despite injury (Jenkins & Todorovich (2002)
Players were able to select position specific drills if injured
Beneficial when teaching sport specific skills - Line out throwing - Cai (1997)
Practice Style:
Master different skills (Beckett, 1990; Harrison et al, 1995)
Summary of findings
4/5 Teaching styles were identified
Each style aided successful performance within their specific context, although some were more favourable than others as proposed by Kolovelonis et al (2011)
Athletes were able to identify the impact of each teaching style on the agreed upon definition of performance
Use of a focus group
Only filmed one session
Only used male participants from one sport (Cothran et al., 2000)
Future Research
Coaches to identify their own use of teaching styles and its impact on performance
To use different sports and ability levels to assess the use of teaching styles
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"If gives your more confidence on the pitch to make your own decisions, whereas if the coach is telling you what to do, you can't make your own decisions".
Participant 2
"It makes it worthwhile coming to training, you still feel part of the team, and get something out of it"
Participant 2
"When you first start learning it does help, afterwards you need to teach yourself .... you can't be reliant on your coach all the time"
Participant 3
"It definitely helps, because you can transfer the skills into the game. You don't have to think about it, it becomes second nature"
Participant 1
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