SVSEF Featured Event: "Parenting Athletes," a Presentation by Dr. Wade Gilbert on October 14

SVSEF is excited to present “Parenting Athletes,” an informational presentation by Dr. Wade Gilbert that will be open to the public. This presentation will explore methods and concepts to effectively support, encourage and maintain a rewarding relationship with your child athlete during their sports journey.

Saturday, October 14, 5:45-7 p.m.

Distance Learning Lab in Wood River High School (1250 Fox Acres Road, Hailey, ID)


Dr. Wade Gilbert is an award-winning professor and internationally renowned coaching scientist in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fresno. The professor holds degrees in human kinetics, physical education and education; he has previously taught and studied coaching at the University of Ottawa (Canada), UCLA and Fresno State. Dr. Gilbert has 25 years of experience conducting applied research and workshops with coaches and sport organizations around the world, spanning numerous sports and competitive levels.

Dr. Gilbert has worked with organizations including the United States Olympic Committee, the Coaching Association of Canada, NHL/NHLPA, Cricket Australia, and New Zealand Rugby. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Sport Coaching Journal and is widely published; Dr. Gilbert recently released Coaching Better Every Season (Human Kinetics) and was lead author of the USOC Quality Coaching Framework. On top of these accolades, he was selected to give the Kristen Marie Gould Endowed Lecture on Sport for Children and Youth at Michigan State University and the Cal Botterill Legacy Lecture at the University of Winnipeg in recognition of his significant contributions to coach and athlete development.    


We’re looking forward to a great presentation and hope you can join us. Regardless of age, this is an important conversation for all athletes and parents.