Become A

3-Dimensional Competitor




Self - Others - Sport


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copy today!

And begin your journey to becoming a

3-Dimensional Competitor who's capable of improving: 

Self * Teammates * Sport


You'll also receive a custom 3-D Competitor wrist band and book marker

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Author - Eric Smith, is a former Division I quarterback, high school football coach and business leader. He is a is certified leadership speaker and trainer with The John Maxwell TEAM, the world's largest leadership organization.


His life mission is to help you reach your goals as an athlete, coach and leader in sports today, and ultimately, as a leader in LIFE tomorrow!

An Athlete and coach's Guide to becoming a
3-Dimensional competitor

Welcome to

The Winning Edge Way!

The Winning Edge Way: How to be a 3-D competitor will teach you 'how' to elevate yourself, your teammates and your sport so that you can achieve maximum success NOW and create an impact that will last long after the wins and losses are forgotten.    

 Receive a FREE copy of Eric's "resiliency assessment"

plus 4 Strategies for becoming a more resilient athlete! 

My Story

Former Division I Quarterback, Football Coach

& Certified Leadership Trainer with The John Maxwell TEAM

Eric Smith grew up in the small town of Alma, Michigan where both of his parents worked in public education. Eric loved sports. He was a 4 sport varsity athlete in football, basketball, baseball and track. Hard work paid off. In 1984, he earned a scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University to play football as a Quarterback. He describes his college athletic career as being full of ups and downs. “My time playing athletics was typical of what most athletes experience. Full of challenges and adversity. Some highlights and very bright moments filled with a lot of difficult ones as well.” Eric claims that the difficult times were every bit as valuable as the good times. “While things didn’t always go my way, looking back, I don’t think I’d trade my experience for anything. The challenging times really helped shape me and prepare me for navigating the challenges that I’ve faced in life.”

What people say

about Eric!

“Eric Smith clearly understands the fundamentals of leadership and developing the total person. Both of my boys had a very positive experience with Coach Smith and his Winning Edge Academy”

Doug Musgrave, former Div-I QB (Oregon Ducks)
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This book marker and Wrist BAnd are included with your book order !

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Why we use

the Triangle?

The reason the triangle is the strongest of the polygonal shapes is because, when force is added to a triangle, that force is spread evenly throughout all three sides.

This is the same logic Eric Smith applies to The Winning Edge Way: An Athlete and Coach's Guide to Becoming a 3-Dimensional Competitor.


As complex and nuanced as team sports are, there are three main components at their core: the player, the team, the game - each reliant on the other. In this guide, Smith meticulously breaks down and examines each of these three components through the lens of his own personal experience as both athlete and coach.


One should devote oneself to a purpose not for the purpose but for that which can be learned and gained along the way, to then be passed along to the next generation. And when you devote yourself to a sport (or purpose), as Smith has, you learn a thing or two - or in this case, three!

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