Sustained excellence


Over the years I have been fascinated by sustained excellence. Championship teams and organizations are the ones that can repeat their success. They are not one shot wonders. I believe the New England Patriots epitomize this. I am not a Patriots fans or someone who has jumped on the bandwagon. I have carefully studied their approach and it is classically characteristic of a championship organization. Watching about one quarter of last nights Patriot game versus the Raiders was very interesting. The announcers were very effusive in their praise of the Raiders talent, especially Randy Moss. The fallacy of this is that a team wins, not an individual. The patriots have a system. That system dictates everything they do. Talent ID and acquisition are the cornerstone. They get players who fit their system. They have a plan, they stick to it and they execute it. They put a premium on coaching and teaching. Because they have a system when coaches leave that does not have a negative effect. They have an excellent conditioning program that is based on sound principles not fads. Sustained excellence does not happen by chance!

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


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