Great Coach Behind Great Athletes


My favorite Olympic moment was watching Matthew Mitcham win the gold medal in the men’s 10m platform. I got to watch him train last year when I was New South Wales Academy of Sport (NSWIS). I spent the day with his coach Chava Sobrino who is a great coach. I enjoyed that day with Chava talking about philosophy of coaching how to communicate with the athletes, a great learning experience. Matthew is great athlete, but great coaching also helps. Congratulations to the coaching and support team that helped Matthew achieve his golden moment. I would also like to congratulate Coach Denis Knowles who guided Dani Samuels to a position in the women’s discus final. If I am not mistaken she was the youngest finalist in the event. This girl has a great future. Denis another great coach who is always learning and working to further his knowledge, I was so fortunate to be able to spend time and learn with these great coaches.
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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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