Some Thoughts to Stimulate Thought

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Respect is earned not bought

Knowledge and wisdom eventually win out over hype and promotion

Coaching is special because of the impact you can have lives and the daily lesson you learn

I coached 23 years before I produced my first video – it took me that long to learn something that I could share

I am an idealist. I dream of the way things should be and try to make it happen.

Knowledge without passion is wasted; people do their best when they are passionlessly engaged

There is no set formula for training; there are principles that are highly adaptive and adaptable

Understanding context is essential

There are few new ideas, they are just old ideas repackaged

Specialize in being a generalist

Research and science are wonderful, but they must be tempered with practice and common sense

Coaching is talking, listening, seeing, and doing. It is totally multidimensional. It is not about me, it is about we and us.

Friendship is special, cherish your friends

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.
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Athletic Development Coach & Consultant. Founder of GAIN Network. Proud dad. Love to read everything.
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