RETAIN - Good Practices

  • Coaching - Best Practices
    • Be aware of mansplaining attitudes during trainings and gamesMansplaining is the act of explaining something to someone in a way that suggests that they are stupid based on their expressed gender.
    • Be aware of the objectification of bodiesObjectification involves viewing and/or treating a person as an object devoid of thought or feeling. This is most commonly seen in the sexualisation and commodification of feminine bodies and the proliferation of ideal body standards represented in media.
      • Objectification Definitions SummaryThere are many different aspects that contribute to objectification. Here we explain some key terms and aspects often included in discussions on objectification.
      • Objectification TheoryObjectification theory is a framework for understanding the experience of being female in a culture that sexually objectifies the female body. The theory proposes that girls and women, more so than boys and men, are socialised to internalise an observer's perspective as their primary view of their physical selves.
    • Junior coaches should have a communication channel with the parentsDirect communication with the parents is helpful in the organisational aspects of managing a team and can also improve the player's performance.
    • Set specific measures to reduce the dropoutsAs a coach, you need to use tactics and methods that use the strengths of everyone. This means using different coaching methods and playing strategies catered to the individual players' strengths and the team as a whole. As a result, an inclusive and conscientious approach to this issue is essential.
    • What is toxic masculinity and how to tackle itUnderstanding toxic masculinity and how to tackle it.
      • Address toxic masculinity within yourselfListen and learn: Along with sharing your truth, ask others to share theirs, particularly people whose gender identities or gender expressions are different from yours. How are they living their truth? How can you support them to do so? Do they have practical suggestions for how you can shift your behaviour to avoid toxic masculinity? If so, consider them without being defensive.
      • Impact and consequences of toxic masculinityAs individuals, many men don’t recognise the inherited power or privilege they experience in their day-to-day lives due to their presented gender. Of course, there are levels of intersectionality, such as ethnicity, wealth, education and health, which influence the experience of male privilege in society. However, with the institution of male privilege and the patriarchy comes societal pressures to conscribe to the ideals of what it is to be a masculine man. Toxic masculinity refers to the rigid
      • Tackling toxic masculinity as a witnessWhenever you encounter toxic behaviour, make sure you can talk to the person instigating it. The confrontation doesn’t need to be a monologue about why it is bad. Instead, create the room to reflect and educate the person.
  • Organisation - Best Practices
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