Wade Gilbert, Ph.D.
Professor, Sport Psychology Option Coordinator
Post-doc, University of California, Los Angeles (Talent Development, 2000)
Ph.D., University of Ottawa (Psychopedagogy, 1999)
M.A., University of Ottawa (Human Kinetics, 1995)
B.P.E, University of Ottawa (1993)
*Watch Dr. Wade Gilbert’s 2013 National Coaching Conference keynote presentation on ‘Principles of Athlete and Coach Talent Development’. View presentation slides (PDF) (USOC Talent Development Presentation).
*Read Dr. Wade Gilbert and Dr. Pierre Trudel’s article series on the development of coaching expertise published in Olympic Coach Magazine (Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013 issues)
Co-editor, International Sports Coaching Journal
Associate Editor for the Journal of Sport Psychology in Action
Scientific Advisor, BeLikeCoach
Co-editor, Routledge Handbook of Sports Coaching
Recent Publications and Conference Presentations:
Gallimore, R., Gilbert, W., & Nater, S. (2013). Reflective practice and ongoing learning: A coach’s ten year journey. Reflective Practice. DOI: 10.1080/14623943.2013.868790
Potrac, P., Gilbert, W., & Denison, J. (Eds.) (2013). The Routledge Handbook of Sports Coaching. London: Routledge.
Erickson, K., & Gilbert, W. (2013). Coach-athlete interactions in children’s sport. In J. Côté & R. Lidor (Eds.), Conditions of Children’s Talent Development in Sport (pp. 139-156). Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.
Trudel, P., & Gilbert, W. (2013). The role of deliberate practice in becoming an expert coach: Part 3 – Creating optimal settings. Olympic Coach Magazine, 24(2), 15-28.
Gilbert, W., & Trudel, P. (2013). The role of deliberate practice in becoming an expert coach: Part 2 – Reflection. Olympic Coach Magazine, 24(1), 35-44.
Gilbert, W., & Trudel, P. (2012). The role of deliberate practice in becoming an expert coach: Part 1 – Defining coaching expertise. Olympic Coach Magazine, 23(3), 19-24.
Falcão, W. R., Bloom, G. A., & Gilbert, W. D. (2012). Coaches’ perceptions of a coach training program designed to promote youth developmental outcomes. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 24, 429-444.
Vierimaa, M., Erickson, K., Côté, J., & Gilbert, W. (2012). Positive youth development: A measurement framework for sport. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 7, 603-616.
Forthcoming Publications and Presentations
Gilbert, W., & Baldis, M. (in press). Becoming an effective strength and conditioning coach. Strength and Conditioning Journal.
Gilbert, W., Trudel, P., & Culver, D. (in press). Navigating the coaching research process: Tips for students and supervisors. In L. Nelson, P. Potrac, & R. Groom (Eds.), Research Methods in Sports Coaching. London: Routledge.
Vella, S., & Gilbert, W. (in press). Coaching young athletes to positive development: Implications for coach training. In R. Gomes, R. Resende, & A. Albuquerque (Eds.), Positive human functioning from a multidimensional perspective. Hauppauge, NY: Nova.
Graduate Classes Taught:
KINES 264 - Psychology of Coaching & Talent Development
KINES 265 - Psychobiology of Sport and Exercise
Integrated talent development systems in high school sport settings
Coaching effectiveness in elite sport settings
Case studies of quality youth sport settings
Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP); American Alliance for Health, Physical Education Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD); California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD)
Playing with my two children, Madelyn and Kyler
Quote I live by:
“Everyone is a teacher to someone” (John Wooden)
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I’ll spend four sharpening my axe” (Abraham Lincoln)
Phone: (559) 278-5170
Office: South Gym 128