CJW Athletic Enhancement Program


I was at CJW to consult with them on their Athletic Enhancement program. The program will be directed by Dave Koon, a very experienced coach who just finished a stint working with the Navy Seals helping with their physical preparation. In addition to meeting with Dave and the Athletic trainers who are working in the schools we went to visit several of the schools and coaches. It was interesting to visit with the coaches and hear their ideas and concerns. To hear what they do now and where they got the information. To see what they are actually doing. If I could make generalization it would be that the average coach really needs help in the area of athletic enhancement. They have so many athletes and so many responsibilities and are prey to quick fix solutions that they are confused. It was clear that these coaches wanted what was best for their athletes and they were doing the best for their athletes in the context of the time and facilities available. They were very interested and receptive when Dave and I talked to them about different ways of doing things. It is the high school coach that has been the key to the US system of sport development. This is the group we need to help and provide more sound quality information to. Sport specific clinics taught by big time football or basketball coaches are not getting it done, if anything they add to the confusion These coaches need basic information on program design, training methodology, even how to properly select equipment. This is true all over the country, not just Richmond Virginia. These are all thing I hope to accomplish with my consulting program to develop Athletic Enhancement programs with Sport Medicine groups. If you are interested please contact me at wwwgambettasports@hotmail.com
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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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