Dr. Wade Gilbert

Dr. Wade Gilbert is an internationally renowned coaching consultant and sport scientist and an award-winning professor in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University – Fresno. Gilbert holds degrees in physical education, human kinetics, and education, and has taught and studied coaching and talent development at the University of Ottawa, University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), and Fresno State. He is author of the highly acclaimed book Coaching Better Every Season and Editor Emeritus of the International Sport Coaching Journal. Recognitions of his contributions to the field include the Dorothy V. Harris Memorial Award from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, the Kristen Marie Gould Endowed Lecture on Sport for Children and Youth at Michigan State University, and the Cal Botterill Legacy Lecture at the University of Winnipeg. In addition to serving as consultant to many Fresno State and local high school coaches, Gilbert is a long-time advisor to the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) Coach Education Department and is the lead author of the USOPC Quality Coaching Framework. Gilbert has counseled coaches and sport organizations around the world spanning all competitive levels and in every sport imaginable including groups such as US Soccer, the Texas Rangers, Hockey Canada, USA Water Polo, US Ski & Snowboard, Softball Canada, Irish Rugby, Cricket Australia, the International Ice Hockey Federation, and World Wrestling Entertainment. Wade currently also serves as the mental performance coach for the Canadian Women's Softball team that will be competing in the Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympics.



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