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Coaching Better Every Season

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If you take your coaching seriously, you know that you are constantly learning and adapting to new methods, research and thinking processes.

Coaching isn't just about what happens on Game Day or during the season, it is a combination of pre season, in season, post season and off season.

Coaching Better Every Season will create improvements in your self, your team and your individual athletes.

What are the advantages to a Functional Fitness Athlete:

  • Prepare for any sport season, whether it be Open Season or for clients training for a sporting event or sport season

Maximise the development of your athletes and team throughout the year, and just maybe win a postseason title in the process. Coaching Better Every Season: A Year-Round System for Athlete Development and Program Success presents a blueprint for such success, detailing proven coaching methods and practices in preseason, in-season, postseason, and off-season.

The Coach Doc, Dr. Wade Gilbert, shares his research-supported doses of advice that have helped coaches around the globe troubleshoot their ailing programs into title contenders. His field-tested yet innovative prescriptions and protocols for a more professional approach to coaching are sure to produce positive results both in competitive outcomes and in the enjoyment of the experience for athletes and coaches.

Coaching Better Every Season applies to all sports and guides coaches through the critical components of continual improvement while progressing from one season to the next in the annual coaching cycle. It also presents many practical exercises and evaluation tools that coaches can apply to athletes and teams at all levels of competition. This text is sure to make every year of coaching a more rewarding, if not a trophy-winning, experience.


Released 2017
424 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781492507666

About The Author:

Wade Gilbert, PhD, is an award-winning professor in the department of kinesiology at California State University at Fresno.

Dr. Gilbert holds degrees in physical education, human kinetics, and education and has taught and studied coaching at the University of Ottawa (Canada), UCLA, and Fresno State. He has more than 20 years of experience in conducting applied research with coaches around the world spanning all competitive levels, from youth leagues to the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games. He is widely published and is frequently invited to speak at national and international events. Gilbert is a coach education advisor to USA Football and a regular contributor to coaching seminars for Olympic and national team coaches in the United States and Canada.

In addition, Gilbert is editor in chief of the International Sport Coaching Journal, published by Human Kinetics in conjunction with SHAPE America and the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE). As Human Kinetics’ coach education advisor, “The Coach Doc” writes articles and conducts webinars on a variety of coaching issues.

Gilbert lives in Clovis, California.



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Fantastic read, from an excellent author in the area of Coaching. I’m currently completing a Masters in Sports Coaching & this is a great read for any coach of any type of sport at any level.

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