Advice – Just do YOUR job


Something I am observing more often is people wanting to be something they are not. Start with the coach- The coach wants to be a therapist or a scientist. The ATC wants to be a physical therapist. The physical therapist wants to be an MD. The MD, well not sure on that one, in many cases they want to be entrepreneurs and some are coaching wannabe’s. The sport scientist wants to be a coach without being accountable for the results in competition unless they are spectacular and they can claim success. Parents, they definitely want to be coaches. Here is a simple solution. Everyone do your job and do it well. Know enough about what everyone else does so that you can communicate with the other professionals, parents and boosters, but do your job. Know what do you know and you don’t know and do the best with what you have.

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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