Technique and Performance


Strength and conditioning will get you lengths and lengths. Technique will get you inches. Karl Adam, German Rowing Coach. I would add my comment to Coach Adams statement, the two must be developed concurrently, not separately. The more they are combined and blended the higher the level of possible performance. They go together like hand in glove as the old saying goes. If you don’t have the lengths the inches are for naught. All that being said beware of strength and conditioning as a trap. There is always the feeling that you need more, not always the case. Seek the optimum level that allows to express technique that is most efficient and fits you the individual. Yin and Yang, a fine balance that is ever changing as the athletes travels the path toward high performance.

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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