Two a day practices


It is always interesting at this time of year to observe what I call “the Training Camp Effect.” In some ways it is the Bermuda triangle of sports. Athletes go into fall sport two a day or some times three a day practices and some never come out , and many who do are a shell of their former selves. Why? This is not a time to get them fit, it is time to sharpen and refine. If the true preparation work has not been done before this it can’t be done in ten days. This should be viewed as a time of specific preparation, a time to get game ready.Just observe the injuries that occur in collegiate training camps. I know one women’s soccer team that lost two players to ACL injuries in the first day of camp! There is a better way.

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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