My New Book


Following the Functional Path – Building and Rebuilding the Athlete is out now and available for purchase from Momentum Media at It is an edited compilation of the first five years of my blog. At the risk of sounding like a shameless self-promoter I know it is good because I got a two thumbs up from my toughest critic, my wife Melissa. When she finished the final edit her exact words were: “I learned so much reading this, it was really interesting, I liked the stories.” Hopefully you will enjoy it as much as she did. I do hope you will be challenged by the ideas. It is my ninth book, a fact that has my ninth grade English teacher turning over in his grave. How can someone who got a solid D- in ninth grade English possibly write one book much less nine? Honestly my mother inspired me to not get discouraged, to never give up and to persevere. Had I listened to that teacher I would have quit school and gotten a job bagging groceries or driving a truck. There is a lesson here, a lesson I remind myself of everyday. Don’t listen to the naysayers. Pursue your dreams, find a way and make it happen. Be gritty and remember the story of the Little Engine That Could that my mom used to read to read to me when I was a little kid- “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.” I am gathering material now for my tenth book. Thanks Mom for never letting me quit and believing in me. Sure wish you were here to read the book.
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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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