North Carolina Women’s Soccer Coach Anson Dorrance, whose Tarheels have won a staggering 22 NCAA championships since 1981, has some great tips to share in this video on the difference between motivating male athletes and female athletes.
Dorrance is candid about the fact that he frequently made mistakes early in his career that were rooted in the assumption that what works with a men’s team also works with a women’s team.
One example he offers is that it’s OK to single out a male player for praise but not OK to single out a female player. Why? Watch the video for Dorrance’s explanation.