Venice Volleyball Update


We just started our third block of the 09 off – season training program. The progress these young ladies have made has been nothing short of spectacular. This is really a special group. They attack their training with gusto,but most importantly with concentration and fierce intensity. They have build a tremendous foundation to move forward. This is the third year in the program for our core group of rising seniors. The progress of this group affirm that training is cumulative. We have been able to incorporate some fairly sophisticated training because they have such a good foundation. I have incorporated the concepts pioneered by French sport scientist Giles Cometti, arrticulated in his book La Pliometrie. Explosive power has significantly increased and will continue to increase. We are just starting on the Get Fast theme so we will have to incorporate more intra workout recovery to insure the quality. Another big factor in the step up in the training is the move from training in the parking lot to an actual weight room. I love weight rooms without walls,but a real weight room affords capabilities way beyond what were able to do outside. These girls are on a mission, it is fun to be along for the ride. The highpoint of my day and week is when I get to work with this group. They remind of a group I had at Santa Barbara High school in the mid 1970’s.
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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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