Why are we trying to avoid risk? Instead of avoiding risk learn to manage it. Playing and competing at the highest levels means you are on the edge, pushing the envelope in terms of training and performance. A key to effective coaching is learning to calculate and manage risk. Without risk there is no return. In essence there is a polarization in risk exposure, it is BALANCING high risk high return training with lower risk lower return training. Each individual athlete responds differently based on training age, gender and the nature of the sport. You can’t red line the system all the time and expect a positive adaptation, but touching and exceeding red line in a systematic manner will yield optimum training results. Good coaching is a risk management proposition.

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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