Winning after Winning: How to Approach the Season after a Championship

Chasing a title keeps athletes hungry and focused. But when a team becomes champion the chase is over, and suddenly it is now being chased. That can make the season following a championship very stressful for athletes and coaches alike.




Dr. Wade Gilbert is an award-winning professor in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fresno. Prior to Fresno State he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Sport Psychology and Talent Development at UCLA. As Human Kinetics Coach Education advisor, "The Coach Doc" writes articles and conducts webinars on a variety of coaching issues. Gilbert is also editor-in-chief of the International Sport Coaching Journal.

He holds degrees in Physical Education, Human Kinetics, and Education from the University of Ottawa in Canada. Gilbert has more than 20 years of experience conducting applied research and consulting with coaches of youth, high school, college, national and Olympic teams around the world. He is widely published and is frequently invited to serve as a featured speaker at national and international events.

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Current Issue, September 2017



360-Degree Feedback for Sport Coaches: A Follow-Up to O’Boyle (2014)
Matt D. Hoffmann, Ashley M. Duguay, Michelle D. Guerrero, Todd M. Loughead, Krista J. Munroe-Chandler

Transformational Coaching Workshop: Applying a Person-Centred Approach to Coach Development Programs
Jennifer Turnnidge, Jean Côté

Getting to Know Your Athletes: Strengthening the Coach-Athlete Dyad Using an Integrative Personality Framework
Trevor Prophet, Jefferson Singer, Ira Martin, Tristan J. Coulter

Other Coaching Resources of Interest


Successful Coaching      Sport First Aid     International Sport Coaching Framwork     In Pursuit of Excellence      Wade Gilbert Book