More Training Do’s and Don’ts


Know your strength and weaknesses as a coach. Accentuate your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.

Define yourself do not let others define you

Design training sessions that foster and encourage discovery. Do not create robots or athletes completely dependent on the coach.

Do not try to reinvent the wheel, chances are that if you do your homework someone has done something similar before and you can build on that.

Never lose sight of the fact that training is a means to an end, not an end in itself. Training is preparing to compete.

In season training is essential. To train extensively in preparation and not train in-season can be worse than no training at all

You are never ready, put it on the line. How else do you know where you are? Test yourself. Without risk there is no REWARD.

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


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