Event Title

The Effect of Coaching Leadership Styles on Athletic Efficiency

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Josh Giardina, Marymount University

Date

April 2020

Description

Coaching leadership styles can enhance or possibly impair team and player performance. The purpose of this study was to identify if the agreed leadership styles of coaches and athletes impact athletic efficiency. This survey design had a sample of male (n = 15) and female (n = 12) athletes. Coaching leadership style preferences were examined by having all participants complete the Leadership Style Survey (LSS). Efficiency ratings of the athletes were calculated from 12 games from the 2019-2020 season. The coaches supported the training and instruction leadership style (60%); the male athletes preferred training and instruction (47%) and positive feedback (47%); and the women favored positive feedback (58%) over training and instruction (42%). The preferred leadership of the coaches was compared to the players that also prefer the same style. Results indicate that when player and coach leadership styles align, athletes are more efficient.

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This flash talk is based on an individual research project.

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The Effect of Coaching Leadership Styles on Athletic Efficiency

Coaching leadership styles can enhance or possibly impair team and player performance. The purpose of this study was to identify if the agreed leadership styles of coaches and athletes impact athletic efficiency. This survey design had a sample of male (n = 15) and female (n = 12) athletes. Coaching leadership style preferences were examined by having all participants complete the Leadership Style Survey (LSS). Efficiency ratings of the athletes were calculated from 12 games from the 2019-2020 season. The coaches supported the training and instruction leadership style (60%); the male athletes preferred training and instruction (47%) and positive feedback (47%); and the women favored positive feedback (58%) over training and instruction (42%). The preferred leadership of the coaches was compared to the players that also prefer the same style. Results indicate that when player and coach leadership styles align, athletes are more efficient.