The Secret


After all this thinking and writing about coaching and defining a field I decided to call Joe Vigil yesterday. I realized I had not spoken to him in a while and wanted to see how he was doing. Man did that call get me fired up, Joe has to be one of the most amazing and inspiring individuals I have ever met. Joe is in his mid to late seventies but you would never know it. He is just as fired up as when I first met him twenty five years ago. The more I spoke to him, the more I realized that he knows the secret. The secret is passion. He has passion for coaching, learning and teaching that rates a 12.5 on a 10.0 scale. He gets up every morning at 4:30 Am to do 90 minutes of reading for professional advancement. This is a guy with a PhD and several masters’ degrees; he has forgotten more than most of us know and he is reading for professional advancement. Passion that is the answer, it is the secret. People like Joe are a prized resource. He has never gotten the respect and adulation he deserves. I know I would not anywhere that I am today without Joe Vigils help and advice. The formula is KNOWLEDGE + INTEGRITY + PASSION.

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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