Lately I have seen progression and protocol used interchangeably. They are not the same, progression is criteria based, movement though a progression is based upon meeting various criteria at each stage, this is the key. It is not a protocol; this implies set steps that pass from one stage until the next. In progression everyone dos not spend the same time on each step. Passage through a progression is based on mastery of the each step. Also everyone does not have to start at the same place. It depends on the level of proficiency starting out. Let’s not forget progression from year to year. You do not have start over each year; you must build upon the previous year.
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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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