It in the early 2000’s with his work with the Ontario Soccer Association ’s ‘Development Program’, an organization dedicated to developing the very best soccer players in the province. Through his time here Gad helped develop over 20 players that went on to play for Canadá at various levels including 4 that went on to win Olympic medals at the 2012 London and 2016 Rio games.
With this experience and success Gad continued to coach young student-athletes of all levels and backgrounds. During this time Gad realized many of the high performance athletic mental coaching techniques he was learning and implementing were transferable in many areas of life such as academic, career, social and personal life challenges.
The results are: improved confidence, ability to overcome adversity, improved focus and concentration, developing a positive belief system, development of specific strategies to use at different situations and clear understanding of path needed to achieve optimum results.