Look for Connections

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Always think toe nails to fingernails. I learned this from Wilf Paish, an English coach almost fifty years ago. If in doubt, look for and train connections. Ankle to knee and hip to shoulder, shoulder to elbow, and elbow to wrist, the body is a link system. What you do in one link effects all other links. The link system is designed to reduce and produce force harmoniously in all three planes of motion. Sport movements are coordinated actions in pursuit of specific goals – throwing a ball, propelling through the water, jumping high or far. All are the result of muscle synergies applied to the skill of the sport through directed practice. Get hip to shoulder and you can’t go wrong.

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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