Decline of Skills


I am here in Gambier Ohio, at Kenyon College for the opening of their spectacular Athletic Center. Nothing like this in the US. This will not be a long post but I could not help but comment on the headlines in today’s USA Today Sports page regarding the influx of skilled European player. Well da! If you work on skills and coach skills and you have good athletes then you will have skilled players. That is pretty profound. The more basketball gets away from the school and coaches who are teachers the worse skills will be. More games, is more exposure. It is also less practice and work on fundamentals.

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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