Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk

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Many can talk the talk but very few will actually walk the walk. Words are cheap and easy. Anyone can talk about commitment and excellence that is easy because it does not take commitment or excellence. It is not about signs on the wall, or slogans on a t-shirt, it is about actions. Walk the walk, actions speak louder than words. Be consistent, demand intensity, concentration and effort from your self daily and the athletes you work with will follow. Do not settle for anything less. In order to be remarkable demands a remarkable approach. No excuses. I have heard them all. Adversity is opportunity. If you don’t have enough time, then emphasize intensity. If you do not have enough equipment, then improvise. If you don’t have space, then reorganize your workouts. Being remarkable means getting it done. A champion is a champion every day, not just on game day. A champion works when no one else is around to see what they are doing. A champion does not talk, they do – they walk the walk. I recently saw an interview with Pete Carroll, he gets it. He sets the tempo as a coach. He preaches to his players, “You can’t choose when you go hard,” so he sets the tempo by being totally involved, he demands the same from his assistant coaches. Because they do it the players do it. He walks the walk.
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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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