Static Stretching


In response to the question aboutstatic stretching feeling good – absolutely, it does feel good becauseit has a calming effect. In the period pre practice “socializationtime” I have found they will do it then on their own. I give twominutes sometimes during warm-up to “stretch where they are tight,” away to encourage them to read their bodies and to feel good. I try toteach the athletes and coaches that stretching is a separate trainingunit to improve range of motion. Warm-up is to create readiness fortraining.

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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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