Quick Fixes


In Athletic Development, just like in life there are no quick fixes. A shortcut in one area will usually lead to roadblock in another area. To develop an athlete’s physical qualities takes time. There is a simple paradigm regarding time to adaptation, I have found nothing in my 39 years of coaching to refute this paradigm. The paradigm for time to adaptation is:

  • Flexibility- Day to day
  • Strength- Week to Week
  • Speed- Month to Month
  • Work Capacity- Year to Year

Building and rebuilding an athlete is a cumulative time consuming process that demands systematic, sequential, and progressive application of training. Remember the body is smart so give it increasingly difficult movement problems to solve and it will continue to adapt.
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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.
Vern Gambetta


Athletic Development Coach & Consultant. Founder of GAIN Network. Proud dad. Love to read everything.
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