Characteristics of a Successful Program


These are some characteristics I have observed over the years that make up the winning programs and individuals I have seen. It is real pretty simple, but the lesser programs, the perennial also ran’s don’t seem to be able to execute these.

Continuity– In a sound program there is not constant change and turnover of personnel. You win when good people allowed to do what they do best.

Consistency– A steady approach, no wild variations.

Clarity of Purpose– Everyone knows where they are going and has a clear roadmap of how to get there. Laser focus, nothing less.

Sense of Urgency– Get it done now and do it well. Don’t wait, the best time to get it done is now.

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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