Fool me once


It was interesting reading the responses on This Stuff Has to Stopbecause Ryan Lee’s name came up several times. I really think he is theultimate source of all this nonsense. He has made a business out ofteaching people how to be internet “experts.” He seems to have noregard for quality or content it is all about packaging or branding. Helike Brian Grasso sucked me into writing a chapter on Speed Developmentfor a collection of articles by “experts” on speed for his web site. Henever told me that the collection would be sold for a significantamount of money. It was a joke most of his experts were his protégés.When I found out what he had done I demanded that he remove my chapter.If I can find it I will post it on my site for free – no stringsattached. As professionals we need to do something about this nonsense.There is a whole body of legitimate knowledge that these guys choose toignore. It is not like physical education and movement science did notexist before the year 2000. I am just so thankful to have and continueto have mentors to guide and direct in my learning process. I wonderhow many of these “youth training” training experts have had to teach ajunior high gym class on a rainy day in a multipurpose room with noequipment. How many of them have actually coached youth teams and havehad to walk the walk as well as talk the talk?

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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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