On Speed


Words of wisdom on speed from Gennadi Touretski, although written for swimming this applies to all sports “Speed is everything. I don’t understand why coaches spend months doing countless laps of threshold training and hard endurance work then hope that the swimmer’s speed will return during taper. It is all about speed. Swimmers should never be more than a fraction away from best times at all times of the year. Why do we spend so much time killing speed when it is the single most important reason we train in the first place?”

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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