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GIRLS, CONFIDENCE AND GIVING FEEDBACK
Is it surprising that girls and women regularly underestimate their abilities and intelligence? It’s the opposite for boys and men who often overestimate theirs.
Katelyn Cooper, a doctoral candidate at Arizona State University, and her team asked 250 undergraduate biology students about their intelligence as compared to their peers.
“I would ask students about how their classes were going and I noticed a trend,” Cooper said. “Over and over again, women would tell me that they were afraid that other students thought that they were ‘stupid.’ I never heard this from the men in those same biology classes, so I wanted to study it.”
She found that men are 3.2 times more likely than women to believe they are smarter. On average, a man has a 61% chance of believing he is smarter than his colleagues, while a woman has only a 33% chance.
This confidence disparity by gender is not just true for biology students. Girls (and women) also underestimate their abilities across the board from academics to the workplace to sports. And, also notable, is that boys (and men) are the complete opposite, often believing that they are better than they actually are.
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Thank you for your tweets Jared Fritz! His daughter’s high school coach’s coaching style resulted in losing 10 teammates. He tweeted to us:
From my daughter “I feel that the coaches do not really care about making people feel wanted” As a dad, how do I encourage her to still play?
We wondered if the coach was overwhelmed? Perhaps the coach needed an assistant coach, or a parent team manager? Also we wondered if his daughter had friends on the team and that would motivate her to stay on the team.
Has friends on the team. Coach has an assistant. Likely needs help with relating and motivating to HS Girls. Has been explained his philosophy chasing kids away. Mine another in a long line
Unfortunately, the coach simply seems to have a philosophy of weeding out players. We responded that if the coach seems the attrition as a issue and is concerned, then our book might help. If not, our advice would be to go above to his boss to point out the problem.
His most recent tweet makes us so happy!
We are thrilled to be in Soccer 360!
The article is titled “Game Changer”: Soccer360
WBZ News: Alison Foley featured on “Women’s Watch”
WBZ’s Laurie Kirby speaks with Alison Foley, head coach of the women’s soccer team at Boston College here. (You need to log in to hear it).
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We are going to Brooklyn for a book event at Gowanus Treehouse!
540 President St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Wednesday, June 13th
Thank you to Wicked Local Plymouth for featuring Alison!
Wicked Local: COLLEGE SOCCER: Alison Foley reaches milestone
Two major milestones in one year – it’s not something many college coaches in any sport can say they’ve accomplished. Plymouth native Alison Foley, the head coach of the Boston College women’s soccer team, joined an elite group when the Eagles beat Maryland, 2-1 in overtime, Sept. 22. She earned her 200th career coaching win. Four weeks later, when the Eagles beat one of the top teams in the nation – Wake Forest – Foley earned her 200th career win at Boston College. Continue reading “COLLEGE SOCCER: Alison Foley reaches milestone”
Alison Foley, who’s coached Boston College’s women’s soccer team for nearly two dozen years, recently co-authored a book titled “How To Coach Girls.”
The book is designed to help coaches, namely those in youth and teenage sports, navigate the space and keep girls in organized sports. It’s available for purchase here and at local book stores.
Foley also shared advice to prospective college soccer players, namely what she looks for on and off the field. Continue reading “New England Soccer Journal Podcast: Alison Foley, Boston College head coach, co-authors book on coaching girls”
I knew for years that Alison hosts an Easter Egg hunt for her soccer team at Boston College and hundreds of eggs are hidden in the Athletic Building offices. What I didn’t realize, though, is how she turns this fun event into a team building exercise.
Pairing: she teams up pairs of girls, making sure to match up two girls who are not as close. Continue reading “Easter Egg Hunt Team Building Fun!”