Evaluating a Training Plan


This week I plan to write a series of posts that will give you the tools to be able to evaluate a training program. I keep getting phone calls and questions asking my opinion on various popular programs. Rather than comment on Fat Fit or Jungle Jane’s program, I think it is more effective to give you a template to evaluate your own program and other programs objectively. The criteria is based on my experience, sport science, and sound pedagogy, not commercial hype or marketing. I do not have a program or a certification to sell so I think I can be objective. In my 47 years of training and 40 years of coaching I have seen many fads come and go, so I will put a historical context on my evaluation. Tomorrow I will start with training principles.
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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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