The Great Youth Sports Training Con

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Parents are lining up right this moment to find the training program that will assure that Johnny or Susie will get faster or stronger so he or she will get that athletic scholarship. Pardon my cynicism but parents are being ripped off. They are paying personals trainer up $50.00 to $100 an hour. Do the math at 3 hours per week times four weeks that works out to be $1200 a month. Let pretend they just do that for the summer so for three months that is $3600. Then they are paying for a hitting coach, a pitching coach or a special finishing coach in soccer. Meanwhile all these trainers are feeding the parents and the kid’s fantasies about how good Johnny or Susie will be. The standard line is that if you keep bringing Johnny or Susie to me I can assure you a scholarship or maybe even a pro contract. Do you honestly think that they are going to tell the parents that Johnny or Susie are awful and they can’t walk and chew gum at the same time? No way, they are pulling in the dough; this might be one of the best con games going right now. Parents save your money and you will be able to pay for Johnny’s and Susie’s education. let them play and have fun.
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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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