Examine gender differences and stereotypes of the female athlete in our competitive world. The National Standards for Sport Coaches (NSSC) as part of the NASPE national standards calls for coaches to be knowledgeable in the area of coaching methods relevant to understanding how to effectively work with various personalities and types of athletes, including the female athlete. A goal of the course will be to maximize the athletic experience for the female athlete. Practical activities such as interviews, readings, a focused web search, observations, and guided evaluation will be part of the student experience.