Seeing with New Eyes


I was listening to NPR this morning and the there was piece talking about scientists working on the Human Genome Project. In essence they had ignored a whole DNA path because they were they were limited in they vision. The comment was “you see what you are trained to see.” I was struck with how profound this was. That is certainly a big problem in coaching and rehab. We tend to get limited by what we are trained see, rather than what is happening right in front of our eyes. It is so easy to fall into the trap of looking at what is convenient and repeating the same errors. It is imperative when dealing with human movement that we see with different eyes. We need to change perspective, sometimes even role play and become a body part and feel through movements. Regardless of who we are, we all have a bias. I know because of my background and training I look for certain things in movement and I usually find them! Is that because they are really there or is that because I want them to be there? I urge you to think about how you observe and evaluate movement, you may see something new!

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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