Real World Coaching


I made a comment in my Friday blog about real world coaching and someone wanted me to comment on what I meant by that. To me real world coaching is getting down and dirty, working in the field, in the weight room making a long term with an athlete or a group of athletes to see them through a training year or a career. It involves dealing with the “24 Hour” athlete not this hours client. It is very labor intensive and involves an ever changing blend of sports science, coaching and above all art and feel for the athlete. It can be no teach or high tech depending on the situation. It is about accountability and results; it is coaching as a way of life. A good coach must equally as committed as any great athlete. It is more than writing workouts, it being there during the glory times and during the down times. It is not about fame and fortune; it is about personal satisfaction in a job well done, that is real world coaching.
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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.
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Athletic Development Coach & Consultant. Founder of GAIN Network. Proud dad. Love to read everything.
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