To me coaching is all about connections. In training my goal is always to facilitate connections of the various parts of the body. Connecting the foot to the knee, the knee to the hip, the hip to the shoulder the shoulder to the elbow and the wrist. Help the athlete to make these connections consciously at first and subconsciously as skills are automated. These connections are there, they need to be exploited. In assessment and evaluation look for connections, identify them and in remedial exercise facilitate the connections. Connect exercises and drills in training with the competition. Without connections it is just work, mindless movement without purpose. Movement is connecting, teaching and coaching is connecting and reconnecting.

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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