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At the End-of-Season successful coaches Evaluate program performance. A comprehensive program evaluation requires a review of coach, athlete, and program performance information. In addition to objective performance statistics, successful coaches seek feedback from other coaches, athletes, and athletic administrators. The End-of-Season phase is also the time to formally recognize athlete and team accomplishments and build on program strengths.
- Program evaluation considerations
- Program evaluation scorecards
- End-of-season rituals and recognition strategies
- Coach performance analysis
Dr. Wade Gilbert is an award-winning professor in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fresno. Prior to Fresno State he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Sport Psychology and Talent Development at UCLA. As Human Kinetics Coach Education advisor, "The Coach Doc" writes articles and conducts webinars on a variety of coaching issues. Gilbert is also editor-in-chief of the International Sport Coaching Journal.
He holds degrees in Physical Education, Human Kinetics, and Education from the University of Ottawa in Canada. Gilbert has more than 20 years of experience conducting applied research and consulting with coaches of youth, high school, college, national and Olympic teams around the world. He is widely published and is frequently invited to serve as a featured speaker at national and international events.
Wade is author of the forthcoming book Coaching Better Every Season, published by Human Kinetics.
A coach’s job doesn’t end with the last game of the season. Building and sustaining a successful sport program requires purposeful, year-round commitment to excellence. In his groundbreaking book, Coaching Better Every Season: A Year-Round System for Athlete Development and Program Success, Dr. Wade Gilbert presents proven coaching methods and practices for each season on the sport calendar - pre-season, in-season, post-season, and off-season - and offers specific actions, tools, and guidelines for coaches to develop a cycle of continuous improvement for their athletes, their teams, and themselves.
In this Coaching Better Every Season Webinar Series, Gilbert will conduct four half-hour sessions providing insights on the strategies and tools for implementing methods used by successful coaches in one of the four seasons of the annual coaching cycle.