Coaching the Female Athlete

Coaching the Female Athlete

Hi.

Dave Gleason and I did a short collaboration article on how to coach female athletes, from both the male coach and female coach perspective.

Yes, being a female coach comes with being a role model, but at the same time, I need to be intense and hard on my athletes, too. And being a male coach comes with being tough, but at the same time, they need to be understanding and compassionate, too.

In summary, be a coach.

Understand human psychology. Behavior change. Motivation. Empathy.

As teachers of sport, we must tap into our masculine and feminine energies to get through to our female athletes. Some days, we have to play the part of the heartfelt listeners. And other days, we have to play the part of the tough love mentors.

Enjoy our newest article Coaching the Female Athlete.

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