Youth Sports Research Council

For Coaches

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This is a resources for all coaches.

What is the Best Coaching Style?

What is the Best Coaching Style?

Coaching styles range from the classic “drill sergeant” style associated with Vince Lombardi to a hands-off approach described as laissez faire. Which style is best depends upon a number of factors including the coach’s personality, why the athletes have chosen to participate, the maturity of the athletes, and the specific task to be taught.

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