The Power of Positive Environments
Positive female coaches can be enormously influential in the development of female players. I recently worked alongside a great role model that certainly did this. I was privileged to be invited by Fed Cup Captain Judy Murray, to assist her in the development of female coaches during a tie against Sweden. Amongst many roles, Judy has a clear aim – to promote the development of female coaches and players in the UK.
It all starts with understanding
Have you ever considered whether your approach towards the female coaches your tasked with educating or mentoring is the right approach for them? Do you understand the unique concerns or needs of women, when educating or mentoring them? Do you address these verbally and in your training formats? Are you able to answer women’s questions – or even better, anticipate them? What would your female coaches have to say if you asked them these questions and why should you care? A few things to consider from a female perspective…