Back to the Roots


My roots are as a coach are deep in Athletics (Track & Field) so the opportunity to spend three days in Puerto Rico totally immersed in Athletics was a rich and fulfilling experience. In Athletics, I believe because of its very subjective nature, how fast, how high, high far, there is no BS. You need to do basic things very well and be able to repeat them consistently to have even moderate success. Listening to Wolfgang Ritzdorf, Gary Winckler and Klaus Bartonietz speak and getting to hang out with them was a great experience. It reminded again of the necessity to balance all components of training to insure success. Strength must be in context of all the other biomotor qualities. If you want to get to the essence of training immerse yourself in Athletics, the mother of all sports.
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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.
Vern Gambetta


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