Episode 31

Sisterhood in Sports: Coaching Girls is Different

In 1983, Cyndi Lauper famously sang, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” Surprisingly, her pop song wasn’t too far off from psychological findings.

Joan Steidinger, author of the new book Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete, explains exactly what makes female athletes different than their male counterparts. What do male coaches need to know about their female players? Why are girls sometimes considered more emotional than boys? How important are teammate relationships to females? Listen in and learn more!

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TeamSnap Podcast host, Emily Cohen, dreams of living in a world where kids can enjoy sports for the pleasure of a well-hit ball, a faster time, or a corner goal – one without helicopter parents managing their every move. As a youth sports blogger, she’s been honored to write for TeamSnap for over half a decade, and now she’s taking her wit and wisdom to the airwaves with her new podcast that tackles issues relating to youth sports.

As a Cal grad and long-time Bay Area resident, Emily Cohen knows a thing or two about sports. With two very active teenage athletes, she is well-versed in bleacher-sitting and the conduct of sports parents – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some topics close to her heart include sideline etiquette, injury prevention, and good old-fashioned sportsmanship.

When she’s not on the tennis court, at a game, or managing her kids’ teams, she’s writing snappy marketing copy for technology companies, walking her dog, or learning to play the drums.

Follow Emily’s podcasts and learn more about how to support your children in their athletic pursuits at podcast.teamsnap.com. You can also follow Emily on Twitter at @emilygcohen or email her at [email protected]

Release Date: May 20 2015