It’s the Culture


The root of successful teams is the culture. It is not something that just magically happens. Like talent a winning culture is grown, encouraged and nurtured. What exactly is it? Honestly I can’t quite put my finger on it. You know it when you see it, you can sense it, it is a feeling, sometimes a state of mind. It is not inspirational signs all over the walls, or t-shirts with slogans, it is a way of getting it done everyday in a workmanlike manner without fanfare. It can be changed both for the better and for worse. It is not something you can take for granted. Look around at coaches who have successful teams and individuals they get it. It is doing the little things consistently well. It is how you wear the uniform. How you fail as well as how you win. It certainly is not facilities. It is people, a way of life in sport that fosters a sense of confidence without being cocky. It may be intangible but you know it is there.

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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