Can Do


Focus on what you can do. I get so tired of listening to coaches talk to athletes about they can’t do. Find out what they can do and help them to do it better. By focusing so much on what they can’t do you take away what they can do. I am not saying to completely ignore your weaknesses, by all means work on minimizing them and bring up to the level of your strength, but in the process do not take away the strength. From a coaching perspective tell them what they need to do. Create a learning environment where mistakes are learning opportunities, where they are stepping stones rather obstacles. You learn to get better by pushing the boundaries.

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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