The Little Things


Everyone is quite caught up in the search for “marginal gains” which has gained notoriety because of the success of British cycling in the past two Olympiads. To me little things is not about seeking marginal gains, rather it is doing the little things, it is doing what is necessary from day to day and training session to training session to keep progressing in training. The little things are about taking care of basics, the fundamentals, and the routine that will make a huge difference as they accumulate. Everyone spends time looking for that 2% that will put them on the podium.  Take care of the first 98% and the 2% will come. That 98% consists of the basics and the fundamentals finely tuned and repeated everyday. Do the little things to insure steady progress towards the goal of excellence in the competitive arena.

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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