Pinball coaching

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This is a coaching environment that I recently closely observed. It is really an example of how not to do it. Unfortunately this is more typical than we would want to admit. Here are the steps to be a Pinball Coach:
Make a plan – then immediately change it. Long term is a week!
Everyone is the same – F___K it! If you can’t handle it you just need to be tougher
Competitive schedule is whatever comes to mind. Don’t look ahead
Set a workout time – then change it back. Make sure everyone is confused. Then yell at the athletes for being late
Talk on the cell phone continually during workout so you can’t see what going on
Come late to workout
Overreact – If it is a great workout, get real excited. If it is a bad workout, then the athlete is worthless
A PINBALL COACH WILL BOUNCE ALL OVER THE PLACE, NEVER KNOWING WHERE THEY WILL LAND!

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.
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