Coaching Theories and Philosophies Case

Research describes a number of coaching styles, and the philosophies and theories underlying these styles.

Using information from the assigned readings and your own research, write a paper describing these coaching styles, keeping in mind that coaching occurs at many different levels of athletics, including interscholastic sports, intercollegiate sports, and professional sports.

Case Assignment

Your task for the Module 1 Case: Please write a 2½- to 3-page paper that addresses the three items below. Organize your discussion with headings and subheadings where needed, explain your answers clearly, and provide rationale for your conclusions.

Address the following questions in your paper:

  1. Define the following concepts: coaching philosophy, and coaching style.
  2. Describe two distinct coaching philosophies, and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each. (Be sure to include an explanation of the theoretical basis of each philosophy.)
  3. Discuss how your two selected philosophies (above) may impact sports at various levels of play: interscholastic, intercollegiate and professional sports.

Assignment Expectations

To receive maximum credit, you must demonstrate understanding of context and purpose of the assignment by bringing all required elements (described above) to the discussion, and meeting additional expectations (described below).

The expected length of your Case Assignment is approximately 2½–3 pages..

Include at least three in-text references, preferably including one which is other than those provided in the assigned readings.

As Master’s-level students, it is expected that you develop strong skills for reviewing literature. (Students must conduct additional review of the literature as necessary.)

Your reference list and overall paper must be formatted properly in APA format and style.

Hint: To ensure a well-organized paper, begin your discussion with an introduction (including purpose statement), and then list the three or four main ideas that you will address. Be sure to include a section for each main idea, and use appropriate headings for each section. Also, include a conclusion.

Background Info

Collins, K., Barber, H., Moore, K., & Laws, A. (2011). The first step: assessing the coaching philosophies of pre-service coaches. Journal of Research Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance, 6 (2), 21–30.

Czajkowski, Z. (2010). Coach’s work, knowledge, skills and personality. Studies in Physical Culture & Tourism, 17 (2), 131–138.

Robbins, J. E., Houston, E., & Dummer, G. M. (2010). Philosophies and expectations of wheelchair and stand-up collegiate basketball coaches. Journal of Sport Behavior 33(1), 42–62.

Schreiner, E. (2013). Development and execution of coaching philosophies among competitive youth sport coaches. Clemson University, UMI Dissertations Publishing, #1544199.

Selby, E. A. (2009). A qualitative examination of the philosophies of successful NCAA Division I coaches. California State University, Fullerton, UMI Dissertations Publishing, #1468462.

Bartholomaus, B. D. (2012). Athletes’ perceptions of democratic and autocratic coaching behaviors used by high school football coaches (Order No. 1517675). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1029871498).

Connolly, G. J. (2016). APPLYING HUMANISTIC LEARNING THEORY: The “art” of coaching. Strategies, 29(2), 39-41.

Chapter 1 Current Perspectives on Psychological aspects associated with the development and practice of effective coaching and management (p. 1 – 12)

Chapter 2 A Holistic Model of the Coaching Process (p. 13 – 34)

Chapter 3 Effective Coach Learning and Processes of Coaches’ Knowledge Development (p. 35 – 52)

Chapter 4 Learner-Centered Teaching: A Consideration for Revitalizing Coach Education (p. 53 – 70)

Chapter 5 Concept Mapping: Its Use for High Performance Sport Coach Development (p. 71 – 90)

Davis, P. A. (2015). The Psychology of Effective Coaching and Management. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Chesney, R. (n.d.). Coaches and their coaching style. [Video File]. Retrieved October 2014 from

Gonzale-Granda Inder, R. (2009). Coaching philosophy. Retrieved October 2014 from…