Some Things to Make You Think


Respect is earned not bought – What are you doing to earn respect? Are you being respectful?

Knowledge & wisdom eventually win out over hype and promotion. Look for substance not glitz & glamour

Coaching is special because of the impact you can have on lives of your athletes and the daily lessons you can learn from them

I coached 23 years before I produced my first video – it took me that long to learn something that I could share

I am an idealist. I dream of the way things should be and try to make it happen. Know your ideals & don’t compromise them.

Knowledge without passion is wasted; people do their best when they are passionlessly engaged. Passion is high octane fuel

There is no set formula for training; there are principles that are highly adaptive and adaptable

Understanding context is essential, in fact context is king

There are no new ideas, they are just old ideas repackaged

I specialize in being a generalist

Research & science are wonderful, but they must be tempered with practice and common sense

Coaching is talking, listening, seeing, and doing. It is totally multidimensional. It is not about me, it is about we and us.

Friendship is special, cherish your friends

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.
RT @GreatestQuotes: Your aspirations are your possibilities. - Samuel Johnson - 4 years ago
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