Drawing the Line


I have received quite a few emails with links to a well known drug coach who is now on a lecture tour of Australia. It has prompted to think again about where we draw the line. I challenged someone on this guy and his “information” and their retort was that he is a hell of a coach. My comeback is how do you know? Was it the drugs or the coaching? Lets remember that doping is cheating. If you chose to cheat I won’t play. Those of you looking for the magic bullet and or the “secret” of his success need to wake up. I saw some of the training first hand, there was nothing special. It was what we did not see that helped his athletes. This was at the center of one of the most systematic doping programs in sport that does make a difference. I suppose it is the same mentality that would cause people to buy a book by OJ Simpson. Folks there is plenty of sound accurate information out here. Learn it and use it. In summary I quote my good friend Steve Myrland: "THIS IS WHAT A GURU-CULTURE DOES: IT CAUSES MYOPIA. IT PERMITS PEOPLE TO SELECTIVELY VIEW INFORMATION WITH THEIR BS DETECTORS TURNED OFF AND REMAIN HAPPY. HEAVEN FOREBID THAT THEY MIGHT QUESTION THE TEACHER AND RISK GIVING OFFENSE!"

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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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