Recognize the Past


A friend of mine sent this to me yesterday. I think the same could be said about Athletic Development methods and concepts.

A self-important college freshman walking along the beach took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen resting on the steps why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his generation. You grew up in a different world, actually an almost primitive one the student said loud enough for others to hear. The young people of today grew up with television, jet planes, space travel, man walking on the moon. we have nuclear energy, ships and cell phones, computers with light speed….and many more. After a brief silence, the senior citizen responded as follows. You’re right son. We didn’t have those things when we were young…so we invented them. Now you arrogant little sh*t what are you doing for the next generation? The applause was amazing.

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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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