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Welcome to The Winning Edge Way!

Where athletes from any sport come to
improve in the Three Dimensions of
Self, Others & Sport

The Winning Edge Way: How to be a 3-D competitor is all about teaching you HOW to elevate yourself, your teammates and your sport by leaving a legacy that will last in the hearts and minds of others long after the wins and losses are forgotten.    
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Meet The Author, Eric Smith          Click Here

Former Division I Quarterback, Football Coach

& Certified Leadership Trainer with The John Maxwell TEAM

cell 919.414.1774

email Click Here

Order your signed 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 & copy of Coach Smith's 3-D Competitor Monthly Newsletter

This book marker included !!

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The reason the triangle is the strongest of the polygonal shapes is because, when force is added to a triangle, that force is then 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!


Easy Read, Brilliant and Enlightening!

Great read for any athlete interested in bettering their game in athletics and in life.
I am an old athlete myself and having raised a son that has been involved in multiple sports ranging from T Ball to Division I College Football. I have really studied and analyzed the different philosophies involved in making young people realize and reach their maximum potential as athletes, leaders and responsible individuals.
Coach Smith captures these and clearly presents these principles in such a simple and motivating fashion. I plan to purchase more copies to share with other parents.

Rob Barr, Parent of Division I Athlete

Inspiring For Any Athlete or Coach

My young quarter back as read this book cover to cover several times, and he's is not a reader! It is a great read for any athlete or coach regardless of age. Eric does a great job of breaking down mindset strategies for a deeper understanding. This book also addresses personal growth, leadership and positive mindset strategies that are executable immediately. All of this leads to becoming a better athlete and more valuable. My son has played with a much stronger mental approach since reading this book. It has helped him become a team leader as an underclassman on the varsity football team.

- Carolyn Albright, Winston-Salem, NC

Creating Peace and Purpose In A Volatile Sports World

I am a father of 3 lax players. I also coached for 4 yrs in a youth league. I bought this book thinking it would be a guide to some practical pointers in how to deal with kids and sports in general. This book is so so much more than that. This book does an incredible job in connecting kids/sports to life lessons and messages that is vital in competing not just in sports but in the real world. This is a must read for anyone who is looking for inspiration to motivate and teach self/others to elevate their game both in sports and in life. Thanks for writing this book coach.

- Thomas Yi, Boca Rotan, FL

Quality Content, Easy To Read

First - full disclosure. I am Eric's cousin! In addition, I work with consumer ratings (even Amazon ratings) in my profession. I have observed and adopted a psychology of ratings that always leaves room at the end of the scale in case something better comes along. Therefore, I rarely, if ever, give a perfect rating. Reading Eric's book, I think he would understand as he encourages athletes to make themselves better, make their teammates better, and make the game better. Here is what I shared in a personal note to Eric. "I read your book. Enjoyed it and found that you were able to verbalize many things that have occupied space in my head for years, as well as enlighten me with some new perspectives. Nice work!".

- David Smith, Hersey, PA

Great Book!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. There is so much knowledge and wisdom packed into these pages that every person can use to gain an edge in LIFE. If you are looking to take a next step in leadership skills and team building then this is a great guide to doing so with tons of resources.

- Recent Customer

How To Lead Through Any Challenging Time!

Coach Smith addresses athletes during the Covid lockdowns of 2020. The advice & strategies in this video are TIMELESS!!

This is a Must Watch for any aspiring athlete who questions what it takes to be great. Tom Brady started #7 on the depth chart at Michigan. Be sure to watch til the end... 

"If you think you're entitled to something you're in the wrong business... I want to go out and earn it Every - Single - Day!"  - Tom Brady

The 4 C's of Leadership!

Master these 4 things and you WILL become a GREAT Leader!!  


- Coach Smith

Football comes to an end so it's important that as a coach, I teach valuable life skills along the way. In this video, I address Stockton California campers in 2017 on how to manage their Response to Events to get better Outcomes in life!


E X R = O 

"Leading others begins with Leading yourself"  

- Coach Smith

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