GAINcast Episode 121: Coaching better (with Wade Gilbert)

All coaches want to get better, but how many have a structured plan to do that? Getting better doesn’t happen on its own. Professor Wade Gilbert’s job is to study the best coaches in the business, and on this episode of the GAINcast he joins us to talk about what the best coaches do to improve their craft, including some common traits of high performing environments and ideas on how to practice better.

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Notes and quotes

Gilbert is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Fresno State University. In addition to his recent book Coaching Better Every Season: A Year-Round System for Athlete Development and Program Success, he also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Sport Coaching Journal. Our conversation some of the recent coaches he’s learned from and general ideas on making practice better.


Lessons from the road
Making practice better

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Further reading

The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic: