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Spreading Your Team Culture like a Virus

When coaches speak about team culture they usually emphasize ‘buy-in’ or ‘getting athletes on board’. However, a key lesson I learned through working with championship coaches is that strong team cultures don't require a sales pitch, instead, they spread like a virus.

About the “Coach Doc”

Dr. Wade Gilbert is an internationally renowned coaching consultant and sport scientist, as well as an award-winning professor in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fresno. His highly acclaimed book Coaching Better Every Season (2017, Human Kinetics) demonstrates the author's special combination of steeped knowledge of studies in the field, keen understanding of the key principles resulting from that research, and adept communication and teaching skills to inform and benefit coaches, athletes, students and coach educators.

Born and raised in Canada, Gilbert holds degrees in physical education, human kinetics and education and has tought and studied coaching at the University of Ottawa (Canada), UCLA, and Fresno State. He has contributed to over 100 publications, including dozens of scientific articles and book chapters. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Sport Coaching Journal and was the lead author for the inagural USOC Quality Coaching Framework.

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International Sport Coaching Journal

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Gilbert is also editor-in-chief of the International Sport Coaching Journal, the Official Journal of the International Councilfor Coaching Excellence(ICCE).

Current Issue, May 2018

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