Foundational Beliefs – Guiding Lights


The following are foundational beliefs that make up the pillars of my coaching philosophy. I early in my career as a coach I learned that philosophy is the guiding light, the beacon that guides you through the good times and the bad. These may be of assistance to you in defining how and what you do as a coach:

Coach & Teach the Way You Would Want to Be Coached & Taught

It Is Always About the Athlete

Focus on the Process – The Pursuit of Excellence Has Its Own Rewards

Embrace and Lead Change

Relentlessly Pursue Personal & Professional Growth and Learning

Use All Dimensions of Communication

Embrace the Difference – Nobody Is the Same

Always Ask Why?

Never Take No for Answer

Less Is More – Simplicity Yields Complexity

Be Passionate and Enthusiastic

Be Humble

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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