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The Survival Guide to Coaching Female Athletes

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  • Learn how to bring out the best in your female athletes during competition
  • Create an effective practice with an ideal culture
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Surviving Competition: The Difference Between Female and Male Athletes in Competitive Situations

with Kathleen DeBoer,
American Volleyball Coaches Association Executive Director;
former Division I Coach of the Year, Olympic Team Advisor, and successful University Fundraiser.

In this informative and entertaining coaching DVD, Kathleen DeBoer shares with you valuable information regarding the differences in response to competitive situations between male and female athletes. She draws upon her vast experiences as an athlete, coach, athletics administrative fundraiser, and as an informed observer of gender response situations in athletics today. She identifies "Five Gender-Related Differences that Influence Males and Females in Competition":

  • 1) Different Rewards and Penalties for Competitive Success
  • 2) Different Responses to Feedback
  • 3) Different Definitions of Fun
  • 4) Different Interpretations of Failure
  • 5) Different Responses to Authority
In her discussion, DeBoer shares stories from her experiences that enhance and address these factors. This valuable information will certainly stimulate your thought process as to how you have handled gender response issues in the past and most importantly, better equip you to handle them in the future. Whatever and whomever you coach; this video will make you a better coach.

56 minutes. 2002.

Surviving Practices: Creating a Winning Practice Environment Through Gender Understanding

with Kathleen DeBoer,
American Volleyball Coaches Association Executive Director;
former Division I Coach of the Year, Olympic Team Advisor, and successful University Fundraiser.

In this enlightening Five-Section coaching DVD, Kathleen DeBoer takes you through a lesson in gender response as it pertains to practice situations. She purposefully generalizes behavioral characteristics of both men/boys and women/girls to help illustrate her points.

  • Section 1: Effective Motivation; Trigger positive results in both males and females by motivating them "in their language."
  • Section 2: Acceptance, Performance, and Struggle; pertinent issues that relate to peer acceptance, leadership development, and motivational strategies to prepare an athlete for a focused battle.
  • Section 3: Action vs. Interaction; recommendations for structuring practices to achieve a balance between drills that develop skills and those that teach competitiveness.
  • Section 4: Responsibility; stages that males and females go through before they are prepared mentally and socially to take responsibility for their own skill execution and competitive results.
  • Section 5: Comfortableness vs. Edginess; understand how to cycle your athletes into and out of high pressure situations in practice to better prepare them for competition.
This DVD will help you understand the impact of gender differences on practice situations thereby increasing the effectiveness of your training. By teaching them both skills and competitiveness you will empower your athletes with the abilities to get things done.

48 minutes. 2002.

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