Space and Time

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Learning to effectively use space and time is what enables you to perform in the competitive arena. The concept of space is quite simple – you must recognize space, learn to create it, exploit it, deny space, expand it or contract it. In an individual sport space is the time between steps and strokes.

Time is learning to tap into your internal clock. Time is the sense that tells you when to move or when to shoot or hold the ball. Athletes who master time seem to have the ability to slow the game down – to give them whatever time they need to do what the game requires. They are dialed in, never frantic.

Both time and space are highly trainable. They should be part of every training sessions. Sport is just a big dance.

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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