Bozo Explosion

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They have a web page that has more bells and whistles than the space shuttle.

The web page has more ads than information.

There is more attention given to recovery and regeneration than there is to training.

You hear a lot about Peaking, as in we haven’t peaked yet.

You hear a lot of we were training through that meet or game.

They are always talking about how innovative they are.

Innovation consists of machines, equipment or high tech devices that take you farther away from the athlete.

They Dartfish the athlete when he stretching.

They use terms like “tonnification of the central nervous system” instead of balance.

More money is put into facilities and equipment that into coaches.

More time is spent in therapy than in training each day.

The majority of coaching is by email, phone, letter or fax.

The coaches talk on cell phones throughout the workout, making deals.

The coach talks more about their personal workouts or athletic accomplishments than the people they are working with.

The letters after a persons name are longer than their name.

Your organization has a values statement and the administration doesn’t follow it.

If you all have seen other bozo factors please sent them to me. Let’s stamp out bozofication!

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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