Coaching by task (practice): Style B

Shane Pill, Brendan SueSee, Joss Rankin, Mitch Hewitt

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Coaching by Task is a style focused on the player replicating a movement which is either known or the coach has modelled and explained cues which are to be performed. It allows the coach to watch the performance and provide feedback to reinforce the movement or correct and refine the movement. Coaching by Task is observable by the coach presenting expectations for the task, the logistics of the task and allotting a unit of time in which player/s undertake the practice task. Player/s then practices while the coach observes the performance of the task and provides feedback. Practice has traditionally been regarded as an important determining factor in motor skill learning, related to the observation that volume of practice is a requirement in mastery of motor skills, such as sport-specific movement abilities. It appears that changes in brain physiology and structure accompany movement skill learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Spectrum of Sport Coaching Styles
EditorsShane Pill, Brendan SueSee, Joss Rankin, Mitch Hewitt
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-04144-3
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-48522-1, 978-0-367-48518-4
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Education
  • Physical education
  • Coaching


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