Effect and Sustainability of Hybrid Training Styles on Speed, Accuracy, Knowledge Acquisition among Varying School Hockey Players

Sanmuga Nathan


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects and sustainability of three hybrid training styles on school boys with, varying skill levels in field hockey. The three hybrid training styles incorporated three teaching styles from Mosston‘s Spectrum of Teaching Style (Mosston & Ashworth, 2002) and tactical model of TGFU: (a) Style B Tactical (SBT), (b) Style E Tactical (SET), and Style H Tactical (SHT). Students in Physical Education classes with n = 225 boys were selected via stratified random sampling technique. Findings indicate that three hybrid training styles were effective in the speed and accuracy of executing general hockey skills, learning declarative and procedural knowledge. Findings also indicate that only the SHT hybrid model sustained its performance across the three posttests on procedural knowledge. Results also indicated that High skilled students (HS) showed significant improvement in speed and accuracy while executing general hockey skills. The findings illustrate that these hybrid styles appear to be suitable for a long-term training program.


Style B tactical, style E tactical, style H tactical, speed and accuracy, declarative and procedural knowledge

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11634/216825851403380


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