Just Thinking


Is this a sign of the apocalypse? I saw where a MLB team named two corrective exercise specialists to its staff, not one but two in addition to the athletic training staff and a physical therapist – overkill? I am not 100% sure what a corrective exercise specialist is. What are they correcting? Why do you need so-called corrective exercise if you have a comprehensive well-designed sport appropriate athletic development program? Corrective exercise specialists do not solve a problem, in my opinion it intensifies the problem. Therapy & corrective exercise does not make up for good consistent training. It is an undo focus on what the athlete can’t do instead of focusing on what they can do. Lets put the emphasis on being proactive with sound athletic development program based on sport demands & players individual needs. Compliance to a comprehensive Athletic Development will do more good than any corrective exercise intervention.

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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