Do Coaches Coach Differently For Different Genders?

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Scotland Bagpipe

Contributor, Ally Harris
Junior, Scotland High School

Athletics are a competitive area here at Scotland. Not only do athletes work hard for glory within their own sport, battle of the genders is also alive and well. Women have came a long way since fighting oppression and have proven themselves not only in society but also in athletics. Elite athletes such as Mia Hamm, Cat Osterman, Danica Patrick, and Serena Williams all dominate within their regions of athletics. Softball phenom Jennie Finch has struck out reputable MLB players like, Albert Pujols and Barry Bonds.

The Bagpipe sought insight from the coaches around Scotland’s campus about the differences when coaching girls compared to coaching boys, and it was interesting to hear how differently the idea of “girls vs boys” is viewed. Only a select few coaches at Scotland have had the opportunity to work with females on a competitive level outside the…

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