Little Things


A few little things quickly turn into a big thing. Sometimes in training it is easy to take short cuts and overlook the little things because of the focus on bigger global issues. By little things, I mean precision and exactness in execution of movements, simple things like planning transition between drills or practice segments, and carefully monitoring the training process. Little things do not mean minutiae. The little things are those things that are done each day, those things that can quickly become mundane. It is all the remedial work, the proper warm-up and cooldown, correct equipment and shoes appropriate for the training session- In short all those things that don’t catch you attention until they are not done.

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


Athletic Development Coach & Consultant. Founder of GAIN Network. Proud dad. Love to read everything.
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