Some Random Thoughts on This Blog


This blog reflects my interests. I am a coach who is constantly trying to improve my skills and increase my knowledge. I am willing to share my success and my failures, because you learn from both. I do not have all the answers and I do not pretend to have all the answers. In so many ways this is the anti guru blog. My goal is to present the big picture, to get you to think about what you do. I want to provoke you to do something, anything that will make you better at what do. Strength and conditioning has outlived its usefulness, we need to move on. The future is now and the future is Athletic Development. I am going to do everything in my power to help to define the field of Athletic Development. We need change in order to progress. I am fortunate to have coached for 37 years, but that certainly does not mean that I have 37 years experience. It is probably more like 25 years because I am sure that I wasted at least 12 years repeating the same experience. I thought I knew everything, and stupidly I would tell anyone who would listen and some who would not listen what I knew. Now I have it figured out, there is a lot more that I do not know than I do know. That is what sustains me and I believe is what will keep me relevant as I progress in my career. I will share information and ideas on this blog and my web page. In many cases I will not charge for the information (not that I do not need the money) but because it is information that I think might help define the field. If you want more then you can have me consult or you can come to one of my seminars. I seldom hold anything back. Check out the resources page in the redesigned web page, I will put downloads of things there that I think can help you or provoke discussion. All I ask from you is feedback.
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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


Athletic Development Coach & Consultant. Founder of GAIN Network. Proud dad. Love to read everything.
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