Coaching Advice


Here are some bits of advice that I have received in my coaching career that I found especially helpful:

  • Be yourself – Define yourself and be the best you that you can be. No one can fault you for this.
  • Coach the person, not the shot putter, basketball player of swimmer.
  • Know the basics. Master the basics. Never deviate from the basics.
  • Make the champions choice. Invest in the process, no shortcuts. Being comfortable with being uncomfortable is the champions way.

These recommendations are very straight forward, nothing complicated and very basic. They have served me well for 51 years.

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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