Wade Gilbert

Wade Gilbert, Ph.D.

Professor, Sport Psychology Option Coordinator

Editor-in-Chief, International Sport Coaching Journal

Co-editor, Routledge Handbook of Sports Coaching

Follow me on Twitter @WadeWgilbert

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Educational Background:

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)

Featured Presentations:

Listen to Dr. Gilbert discuss coaching excellence on the March 2016 HMMR Media GAINCast

2015 New Zealand Connecting Coaches Conference



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2013 USOC Coaching Conference



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Recent Publications:

Bertram, R., Culver, D., & Gilbert, W. D. (2016). Creating value in a sport coach community of practice: A collaborative inquiry. International Sport Coaching Journal, 3(1), 2-16.

Ferrari, G., Bloom, G. A., Gilbert, W. D., & Caron, J. G. (2016). Experiences of competitive masters swimmers: Desired coaching characteristics and perceived benefits. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/1612197X.2015.1114504

Siwik, M., Lambert, A., Saylor, D., Bertram, R., Cocchiarella, C., & Gilbert, W. (2015). Long term program development (LTPD): An interdisciplinary framework for developing athletes, coaches, and sport programs. International Sport Coaching Journal, 2(3), 305-316.

Gallimore, R., Gilbert, W., & Nater, S. (2014). Reflective practice and ongoing learning: A coach’s ten year journey. Reflective Practice15(2), 268-288.

Gilbert, W., Trudel, P., & Culver, D. (2014). Navigating the research process. In L. Nelson, P. Potrac, & R. Groom (Eds.), Research Methods in Sports Coaching (pp. 55-65). London: Routledge.

Vella, S., & Gilbert, W. (2014). 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: Promoting high performance (vol. 3) (pp. 83-105). Hauppauge, NY: Nova.

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.

Listing of key publications co-authored by Dr. Gilbert

Graduate Classes Taught:

KINES 264 - Psychology of Coaching & Talent Development

KINES 265 - Psychobiology of Sport and Exercise

Current Project(s):

Integrated talent development systems in high school sport settings

Coaching effectiveness in elite sport settings

Case studies of quality youth sport settings

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)

Contact Information:

Phone: (559) 278-5170
Email:wgilbert@csufresno.edu
Office: South Gym 128

Complete curriculum vitae (PDF)