That would be a great way to earn trust with a young team. Rip them a new one. I'm sure they would just love it and give their all for someone they have barely met. SMDH You have to build trust and relationships first and foremost. When you do that, they will play hard for you. Women are much different than men in this regard.
Also, I read a story a while back in which a player was quoted as saying that Kellie is a "hard" coach, and that she's regularly saying, "On the line!" for sprints when they need a little wake-up call. She may not LOOK like she's being tough in games, but I don't think any of the players would describe her as too soft.