Do you have a bias in training? Do you have a bias when you are evaluating an athlete? Come on, admit it, you do and I do, we all do. It may be a concious or sub consciuos. I am clearly biased toward speed. When I evaluate an athlete the first thing I look for is speed, speed of movement and speed of thought and action. When I design training everything is subservient to my bias toward speed. That has served me well at times, but as with any bias, it has haunted me. The longer I coach the more I realize that I must guard against my bias. I must account for it and in some cases compensate for it. I must insure that training is balanced and meets the needs of the individual athlete. It is a simple proposition, admit your bias and be sure to account for it to insure optimum return from the training investment.
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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


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