Leadership

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The following quote is from an interview with Jose Mourinho, Manager of Inter Milan: “At this level of pressure,” he said in heavily accented but pointed English, “if you are not self-confident, if you don’t believe in your work, you are a step down. If you are a leader and you can influence people’s attitudes and you want people to follow you up and be as strong as you are, you must be strong.” How will your athletes believe in your methods if you do not have self belief and lead? It is amazing to me to see many coaches shirk this leadership role. The successful coaches are those who embrace the pressure and thrive on it. They use the pressure to create a positive energy that the whole organization feeds on. They set a standard of excellence that in turn determines a level of expectation that everyone is expected to achieve. This is true at any level of sport. Your level of expectation determines your level of achievement.
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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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