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New! Coaching Better Workshop

Maximize the Impact of Your Sport Programs and Coaching Staff

Finding qualified coaches, managing non-faculty coaches, and retaining good coaches are just a few of the ever-present challenges shared by virtually every athletic director. What’s the key to overcoming these challenges and building and sustaining a unified, high-performing coaching staff and sport program?

The Coaching Better Workshop is the place to start.

Developed by under the direction of world-renowned coach educator Dr. Wade Gilbert, the Coaching Better Workshop is your opportunity to collect coaches of all sports to examine priorities, share experiences, mentor coaches, build camaraderie, foster accountability, and celebrate success.

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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, January 2019

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