Training Essentials – The P’s


Progression – It is a building process where each step is dependent on the step before.

Practical – Get training and preparation done within the context of the time, personnel and facilities available.

Personal – The training must fit the individual; one size does not fit all. Above all make the training yours, own it.

Patience – It takes time to grow as an athlete, allow for adaptation and growth.

Planning – Be proactive, planning allows you to bring the future into the present so you can do something about it.

Practice – This is where the rubber meets the road; it is where the plan is put into action on a daily basis. Without purposeful directed practice it is impossible to improve.

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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