The Obvious


Look for the obvious first. What made me think about this was an incident that happened the other day. My wireless mouse on my laptop was not working. Panic ensued, because without my mouse I have to use the touch pad, which drives me nuts. So instead of looking at the most obvious thing the surface the mouse was on, I started resetting the mouse, checking connection, I even changed the battery, to no avail, it still would not work. Then I did the most simple and obvious thing I put a notepad on the glass surface and low and behold it worked. How often do we do similar things in coaching? The moral of this story is that before looking for exotic solutions look for the obvious. Sometime the answer is right in front of you, it does not require biomechanical analysis, it requires simple powers of observation and common sense.

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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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