The Moon Landing – Where were you?


This is a moment I will never forget. Of all places we watched the moon landing in the Yankee Clipper bar in Santa Barbara, California. I was with John Larralde, John O’Malley and Eric Stocking, our version of the rat pack. We used to go to the Yankee Clipper occasionally because they had a girl who could really sing for entertainment and an aquarium with a really ugly frog that was twice the size of any of the fish. I think the attraction that night was the larger TV, it must have been at least thirty inches, black and white. As they say those were the days. When you stop to think about this accomplishment, it was truly amazing. The fact that this was accomplished without supercomputers and all the technology we have today is unbelievable. The personal courage and expertise of those astronauts is something I did not realize at the time.

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.
Vern Gambetta


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