On 23 January 2018 former Manchester United, Everton and England player Philip Neville was appointed as the England Women’s national football team Head Coach. It is not only the physical make up of women that has been measured and categorised by sport scientists and therefore ‘known’ by everyone else; indeed, the psychological characteristics of females have also been identified as different to those of their male counterparts. Clearly the cumulative effect of the large body of sports research has significant implications for coaching women – namely that it reinforces and solidifies even, the general belief that female bodies cannot be exposed to and are simply not capable of completing the same training practices as male bodies. Established and contemporary research that has focused on the social context of women’s sport has explored how the ‘different nature of women’ continues to be reinforced in sports settings.
|Title of host publication||Sports coaching: a theoretical and practical guide|
|Editors||Ed Cope, Mark Partington|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||11|
|ISBN (Print)||9780815392095, 9780815392088|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Dec 2019|