Conduct Follow-up Discussions

Give girls the opportunity to debrief about their interactions with boys, both on the field and in programme discussions or meetings. Ask them how they felt, what was different, and what was positive about sharing their space with boys. Reflection will give coaches important information about what to do differently and give girls the opportunity to express themselves and experience a level of control over their programme. It is also important to conduct follow-up talks with boys. This enables coaches to gain an understanding of the ways in which boys learn from the process and help answer their questions, address their concerns and guide their experiences. Give feedback to both boys and girls on their different perceptions of the experience. This helps them understand each other better. Both coaches and participants need to understand gender dynamics. The result is often a positive breakthrough moment for boys with regards to the physical abilities of the girls, as well as a self-realization of strength and ability for girls.