University of Michigan


I have just returned from four days working with the Women’s swim coach, Jim Richardson and the Women’s Tennis coach Bitsy Ritt. I worked with them on designing their Athletic Development programs. It is always a pleasure to work with professionals who are interested in improving their knowledge to make their teams better. They both have been successful and are sincerely interested in getting better.

This is my third year with Michigan Women’s swimming. Jim has embraced a very different approach to dry land training that we instituted three years ago. There is a direct correlation with what is being done in Dryland to what is being done in the water. The results have significantly improve performance and significantly reduce should injures. I want to wish both coaches and their teams the best of luck this year.

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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