Effective Training/Training Effectively


One of the biggest mistakes I have seen in training design is biased one sided training that emphasizes one component of training to the exclusion of others. Effective training demands that all components of training be trained throughout the training year. Different components receive different emphasis depending on the time of the year, stage of career, competitive schedule. As I design my training I think of major emphasis and minor emphasis. A major emphasis will show up more frequently during a training cycle, a minor emphasis less frequently. As the athlete progress throughout their career the emphasis will change to meet the athlete’s needs and insure continual adaptation.

Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
Vern Gambetta


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