Be There or Be Square


Get out of the weight room and get out and watch practice, better yet participate in practice as coach. I can’t believe how many “strength coaches” hang out the weight room waiting for practice to end so they can do their job. Then they have the players go through a weight workout that has no relationship to what just happened on the field or the court. This is the beginning of a huge disconnect. How can you do that? You can see the practice plan, but if you do not see the practice you do not know how the players handled that practice. You have to connect the two; the later must complement and enhance the former. Break down those four walls become a coach not a weight room supervisor. The weight room is not the center of the universe, that is not where they play the game.
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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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