Ask yourself this

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In your training and in your rehab are you creating an environment that prepares the athlete to withstand the forces that are imposed during the competitive efforts or are you creating an artificial environment that “protect’ the athlete in training and does not prepare them for the competition? If you dong the later then you are doing the athlete a disservice. The body adapts to stress, stress must applied in small doses that allow for adaptation. If you do not apply stress in training that is beyond the stress (overload) that occurs in competition you will fail in competition. That failure can be poor performance, but more often than not is an injury. Ask yourself if you are really training them to perform?

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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