Originally Posted by JW357
Athleticism has nothing to do with it.
I've often found that athleticism, strength, and agility can forgive many experience/technique related shortcomings. But that works both ways. Strong technique can certainly conquer physical limitations.
Confidence is huge
. Women often require a certain degree of success to build on. Men are often determined to prove 'they can' in spite of the circumstances of their own limitations. I suppose it's a pride and bravado thing. It's just the way the two sexes are wired and have often been taught to approach new challenges more often than not.
I spent better than a decade coaching high school kids not so long ago. The girls responded best to building them up so they recognized how much they were capable of. The boys often needed to be knocked down a peg and humbled in order to progress.