It is my experience that consistency is rewarded over spectacular. Spectacular will get you on ESPN weekly highlights but consistency wins championships. It is the athlete who shows up for every training session with their head in the training will perform at a consistent level and rise to the occasion when necessary. The athlete who is great one day, does not show mentally the next and pouts the next may perform at a spectacular level once or twice but overall they will disappoint and fall short. As coaches we must find ways to reward and reinforce consistency. It’s too easy to get caught up in the spectacular. Coaches also must also be consistent. It is imperative to maintain an even temperament from day to day. If you are not consistent in your behavior and actions how can you expect the athletes to be consistent?

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.
RT @GreatestQuotes: Your aspirations are your possibilities. - Samuel Johnson - 4 years ago
Vern Gambetta

Latest posts by Vern Gambetta (see all)