The Gap


The gap is the difference of where you are now in your training and where you need or want to be in your performance. Obviously the wider the gap the farther you have to go. Regardless of the width of the gap the training and preparation is always a process of working to close that gap. It requires constant vigilance so that one component of training does not get out of balance with other components and the necessary work that needs to be done to close the gap. It requires continual honest and realistic assessment on the part of the athlete and the coach to insure that progress is being made to close the gap. All of that being said in my experience it is a constant process of widening and then narrowing the gap.

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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