Women are not small men.
It is very common for practitioners working with women athletes to apply the same training and nutrition strategies as for men. As they were completely alike, only smaller. Commonly intentionally forgotten fact is that women’s reproductive system involves a menstrual cycle within which concentrations of various hormones change and cause a myriad of changes in how body functions. Coaches and sports directors want results. That is only what matters for them. Understanding women exercise physiology is the key to success, as it not only enables athletes to prevent very common deficiencies that ultimately lead into severe health problems such as amenorrhea, osteoporosis, stress fractures, red blood cell deficiency etc, but also enables them to perform best when that is required.