Limit to Progress


There are definite limits to progress in growing as a coach. Yesterday I was reflecting on what I have done as a coach and what I have observed and I came to a less than obvious conclusion. The limit to progress is often not what you don’t know or the unknown, it is you do know or should I say what you think you know. It is so easy to be trapped into one way, the way you know based on what you know, especially if you have had success doing it that way. The lesson for me is to know what don’t know and reconcile what don’t know with what you do know. Make sure that what you do know is actually what is producing results for you. Above all keep learning and growing, everyday work to find a better way. Never be complacent in what you know.

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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