Dr. Wade Gilbert, Professor, California State University, Fresno, Author of "Coaching Better Every Season"
“How will you know at the end of the season that you did a good job as a coach?”
Dr. Wade Gilbert, author of Coaching Better Every Season, has spent 25 years conducting applied research with coaches around the world spanning all sports and competitive levels. From spending time with John Wooden to working with the Olympic Games, Dr. Gilbert has greatly influenced disciplines dedicated to optimizing development and performance across sport settings. He talks with us about competition being done in the right way so that it is healthy, positive, and fun, and the importance of changing sporting environments so that behaviours will follow.
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Table of Contents
0:40 - Guest Intro
1:43 - Personal Youth Sports Experience
5:00 - Pick Up Hockey and Free Play
7:23 - John Wooden
9:30 - Getting Back into Hockey
11:35 - Top 3 Characteristics of Great Coaches
15:20 - Competing
16:50 - Coaching Youth Sports
21:57 - How Can We Help New Coaches Shave 5 Years off Their . Learning Curve
25:45 - Parents
35:30 - 4 I's of Transformational Leadership
41:03 - How Can a Coach Connect With Their Players?
50:30 - Early Sport Specialization Versus LTAD
58:5 - What Can Coaches do to Make Sure Kids Love the Game More at the End of the Season Than They did at the Beginning?
1:04:50 - Resources
1:07:10 - What's Next for Dr. Wade Gilbert?