Fall College Tour


I have not been posting as frequently because I am on my annual fall college tour. I started out at North Carolina State on August 28 working with both Track & Field and Swimming. Very enjoyable visit catching up with Rollie Geiger, an old friend and competitor from my college track coaching days back in the Pleistocene era. Then off to University of Michigan for women’s swimming. Then a “wonderful” four days in one of my favorite places, Las Vegas for the ASCA Convention. (Notes for those presentations will eventually be posted on my web site- just need to catch up) the convention itself was great, the venue sucked. Just returned from three days with Harvard Women’s swimming, this is the second year they are using the dryland program. Always enjoy Cambridge, when I leave there I always feel a little smarter just for having walked around Harvard Square and the campus. This next weekend I complete my college tour in Gambier Ohio at Kenyon College. While there I will work on staff development for all the sports and focus on swimming with Jim Steen. This is my second stint with Kenyon after a three year hiatus. I am looking forward to the year with Kenyon. All the coaches from these programs are great coaches who are trying to grow and learn, they are all willing to share which makes it a wonderful learning experience for me.That being said I can’t wait to get home for the month of October to be able to spend more time with Venice Volleyball and Baseball. Both teams have outstanding coaches and eager kids focused on getting better. The volleyball team is off to a great start, they are 8 and 2. I know they are going to surprise a lot of teams along the way. This group of girls has worked harder than any team I have ever worked with. They get it. They are fully committed to making themselves the best you can be. I get fired up every day I can be in the gym with them. They are young and relatively inexperienced, a great quality because they don’t know they are not supposed to beat the teams they are beating.
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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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