Embrace The Difference – Nobody Is The Same


Foundational Beliefs #7 Embrace The Difference – Nobody Is The Same

Recognize that no two athletes are the same. They may be in the same sport, in the same event or play the same position, no matter – they are different. It is the difference that makes coaching so interesting. The differences can be very overt or very subtle but as coaches we must take them into account if we want to be effective. Remember one size does not fit all. The key is to get them all to the competition ready to compete and produce on the day. When you coach large numbers it seems like an impossible task, but it can be done. Group the athletes, know their personalities, learning styles, and recoverability and adjust accordingly. It is all about the difference.

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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