NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

Course Descriptions

The Goldmine Effect

HNES 2000

This course is intended to increase student awareness and understanding of the contemporary issues in sport and education.


  1. Students will identify and discuss the meaning of the ‘gold mine effect’ in relation to success in athletic and sport settings.
  2. Students will gain an understanding of coaching practices in areas known as “gold mines”.
  3. Students will understand attributes of “gold mine” athletes.
  4. Students will apply book concepts by intergrating them into a personal reflection paper.

Required Text:

Ankesen, R (2012). The Gold Mine Effect: Crack the Secrets of High Performance. Collins, Toronto.