How can you alter your style of teaching to meet the demands of different practice and competitive situations for individual, Racket and team activities?
Many people have different styles of teaching and they all can be affective in different situations. A good leader in one situation, if unable to be flexible may not be successful in a different situation. There is a range of different types of leader from one extreme to another. This is demonstrated in Moston and Ashworths spectrum:
This shows the balance between the teacher making the decisions to the learner making the decisions. The line shows the scale from one extreme to the other.
The scale runs from:
Command style (A) Reciprocal style. Problem solving/discovery (J)
The coach dictates what he wants the learners to do and they do it without asking questions or offering feedback like a drill sergeant.
The leader is more cognitive in its nature and makes the learners think and playing a part in each others learning by evaluating and learning from each other. The coach still controls the structure of the session.
Problem solving or Discovery/laissez-fair
This style leaves the learner to decide and work on what they think needs to be done and the coach helps them with that the coach leaves the decision making to the subject(s) and is there to offer his/her knowledge
The different styles will be most affective or necessary in the different situations, with different learners or for different sports. In dangerous situations command style will have to be used for safety. With elite performers a problem solving/discovery style will be most effective. A coach teaching armatures it will be between command and reciprocal. A small club team such as a local football team will be in-between reciprocal and discovery.
What makes a good leader?
“The behavioural process of influencing individuals and groups towards set goals.”
Team sports e.g. Rugby/football
Beginner e.g. Under 8’s