Talent does matter don’t fool yourself. It does not take much if you are willing to do the work to exploit the talent you have. The key is what you do with the talent you have and how you develop your talent to it’s fullest extent. I could fill a book with stories of athletes that I have seen in my career with abundant talent who never came close to achieving what they were capable of based on their talent level. The willingness to consistently push to the edge and sometimes beyond physically, psychologically and emotionally means so much more than innate talent. Talent can be a curse or a blessing. Those that excel take the blessing and build upon it to be the best they can be and leave no doubts that they have exploited what talent they have to the fullest extent possible.

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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