How do we get coaches to understand that work does not equal training? Anyone can do work, but does it have a direction and a purpose. There are no magic workouts; a good workout must be in the context of the overall training program. One person’s fancy is another person’s folly. Understand principles, know your athletes, and understand the demands of the sport. Directed work is training. A well thought out training programs may not always produce predictable results but if it does not you will know why. Have a plan, execute the plan, evaluate and adjust it as necessary.

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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