Relentlessly Pursue Personal & Professional Growth and Learning


Foundational Beliefs #5 Relentlessly Pursue Personal & Professional Growth and Learning

In my opinion you must continually work at getting better both personally and professionally. I was taught that you never know enough. Neither of my parents graduated from high school, they instilled in me very early early that learning was the key to success. I am constantly reading books and research articles and dialoging with other professionals. One of the main reasons I started GAIN was to share a vision of what true professional development is all about. I have been fortunate to have great mentors who taught and guided me. In addition I am very fortunate to have a group of colleague whom I call “influencers” that I know I can turn to for advice or to critically assess my work or ideas. One of my mentors Dr. Joe Vigil taught me that in a career you could have one experience many times or have a variety of experiences. I have chosen the later and do not regret it. The former is more comfortable but does not offer the opportunities for growth. It is also important to go outside coaching and sport science for knowledge. Search far and wide to broaden your horizons. Leave no stone unturned, keep searching there has to be better ways.

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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