New Stuff


Yesterday I wrote about old stuff, but what about new stuff? I am certainly always on the lookout for new stuff. That being said I have very strict criteria when I evaluate new stuff to include in the system. The key word here is the system. Over 44 years of coaching I have evolved a system, before I add new stuff to the system I want to make sure it is better than something I am already using. I need to know the context where the new stuff will fit into the system. Usually I will trial run the new stuff in order to give it a full evaluation. Obviously I will seek input from coaches and athletes who have used the new stuff. At the end of the evaluation I have to be convinced that it is significantly better than what I have used before or if it is an addition that it will make a significant difference. I am not one to follow fads or trends just to be in with the latest and greatest. I think ultimately you will find as I have found that the new stuff is really some old stuff recycled.

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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