Evaluating a Training Plan Part 3- The Who


Do you know the origins of the training programs or system you are using? Who designed it? What is their background? What are their credentials and experience? Beware of certifications disguised as qualifications. I value experience and academic credentials over commercial certifications. I am always wary if a person has too many letters after their name.

Is this a commercial venture that requires you to purchase equipment? Who are their sponsors? Who actually designs and writes the training program? If is a training center who actually implements the program- it is a qualified coach or an intern? Do they actually coach or do they just lead you through the workout?

Do the results of the program speak for themselves or are there a long list of celebrity and all star endorsers? Is it individual? How much does it cost? Are the claims for the program valid?
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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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