Guru or Coach – Who do want to learn from?


To grow it is imperative to find mentors not gurus to learn from and grow professionally, this should help to make the distinction.

Guru – All about them

Coach – All about the athlete

Guru – Style

Coach – Substance

Guru – Full of information often unconnected

Coach – Bursting with knowledge that applies

Guru – Has the secrets

Coach – Open & willing to share

Guru – Quick with putdowns

Coach – Quick to praise and uplift

Guru – Dispenses and the Kool-Aid & expects all to drink

Coach – Water

Guru – No questions & has all the answers

Coach – Driven by questions

Guru – Big bold claims

Coach – Lets actions speak

Guru – In the spotlight on the FrontPage or ESPN

Coach – On the back page in small print or in the footnotes

Guru – Quick to follow the $$$$$

Coach – Driven by principles

Guru – Complexifier

Coach – Simplifier

Guru – Exclusive

Coach – Inclusive

Guru – Conditional

Coach – Unconditional

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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