Teaching Skill


This is an old paradigm I was taught early in my coaching days to teach skill. What is neat about it is it encompasses all styles of learning, auditory, visual and kinesthetic.

Tell them – Make it brief and to the point

Show them – Make sure you show the whole action, then the key parts and finish with the whole action

Do it! – Have them do it, do the whole action at a controlled speed, then some part drills, then the whole action
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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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