Lest We Forget!

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Lest we forget our jobs as Strength & Conditioning/Athletic Development coaches is to prepare the athletes we work with to be injury free and ready to perform in their sport in the competition arena. In addition we must prepare them to handle the day-to-day workload in training and practice. What we do is a means to end, not an end unto itself. It should support and prepare the athlete. Faster 40 times, big bench press and squat numbers that do not translate into performance do no good. I urge you to take another look at what you are doing? Why are you doing it? When are you doing it? To whom are you doing it with? Is it sport appropriate? Are you entertaining them or training them? We have a responsibility, as coaches to coach the athletes to be better- Are you doing it?

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.
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