We are now at your most important decision as a coach — your coaching style. Your coaching style will determine:
How you decide to teach skills and strategies
How you organize your practice and competition methods
How you discipline athletes
What role you give athletes in making decisions

Coaches lean toward being authoritarian, casual or cooperative. In the past coaches were more widely accepted as and expected to be authoritarian. In many cases, this is how they were coached and they adopted the same style. Today, athletes are encouraged to ask “why.” Asking why is good because it allows athletes to be co-creators in their athletic experience. The following chart compares the three primary coaching styles.

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Coaching Styles

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