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Vern Gambetta
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Do You Really Know Why?

Do you really know why you do what you do, how you do it & when? Stop & think. Are you doing it because everyone else is doing it? That is not good enough. Are you making your athlete tired…Continue

Started Mar 4

One Way

If someone is trying to tell you there one way or there is a secret method run as fast possible away from them.Continue

Started Mar 3

GAINcast - Podcast

You can listen to and subscribe to my GAINcast podcast hosted HMMR Media by using any of the following links:Website for GAINcast:…Continue

Started Feb 18

HMMR Podcast

There are some pearls here - Check it out! New podcast: @coachgambetta @nick_g_garcia & @bingisser share stories and discuss best ways to become a better coach…Continue

Started Feb 15

 

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Records - Made to be Broken

Congratulation to freshman 800-meter runner Donavan Brazier of Teas A&M for breaking Jim Ryun’s 50 year old record. Yes a record that was 50 years old and on a dirt/cinder track. Absolutely amazing that the record has stood for 50 years when you think of the great runners that have competed in the NCAA meet. It is truly a tribute to the greatness of Jim Ryun. For some reason I don’t feel that…See More
Jun 12
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Countdown to GAIN 2016

Six days to GAIN 2016 at Rice University in Houston Texas. We have our largest turnout ever although the goal is not to be big we have achieved our goal numbers. Too big and the personal interaction and sharing that makes GAIN special is lost. We have delegates from all over the world and the US. Our three areas of emphasis: Athletic Development Coaching, Sports Medicine and Physical Education are well represented. Reminder this is not a conference or a clinic it a professional development…See More
Jun 8
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Can Do

Please don’t tell me what you can’t do; I am not interested in that. I want to know what you can do and what you will do. Define your possibilities not your limits. Figure out how to be the best you can be and start doing it now!See More
Jun 6
Tony Moreno commented on Vern Gambetta's blog post Youth Sport Today – How We Got There
"Amen....with the demise of Physical Education comes "sport specialization". Club sport is filling a "void" that used to be taught in schools by coaches and teachers. Until PE is put back into the school setting, the free market…"
Jun 5
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Wise Words From Two Great Coaches

Over the past three weeks I have been fortunate to speed time with two great coaches, professional colleagues and most importantly close friends and great people – Juan Osorio now the manger of the Mexican National team in soccer and Jim Radcliffe, head S&C coach at University of Oregon. We share a passion for coaching excellence that has connected us over the years. I only wish I could have…See More
Jun 1
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Change & Changing

Change is a constant, trite but true! Ultimately you success or failure as a coach will depend on how well you manage change. Change by its very nature is uncomfortable. I maintain that those who are best at managing and leading change are comfortable with being uncomfortable all the time. If you can accept that then change is something that you do rather than something that happens to you. Successful coaches initiate change; they lead change as part of the process of continuous improvement. It…See More
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Numbers – The Search for Meaning

In the rush toward big data and gathering numbers I see the real challenge as making the numbers meaningful. Certainly technology enables us to gather numbers on almost any parameter we want to measure. We are now able to measure and quantify parameters that I dreamed about measuring 46 years when I started coaching. Certainly this affords great potential to enhance performance. The downside is when…See More
Apr 22
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The Truth

Ultimately in training the truth is what works. All the theory in the world may not translate into results. It is up to the coach and athlete to figure out what works for them and then to systematize it so it will produce consistent reproducible results in the competitive arena. It may not look like what everyone else is doing and that is OK, because the proof of the pudding is in the outcome. Think what would have happened if Dick Fosbury had yielded to conventional wisdom or if Roger…See More
Apr 11
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Start with a Dream

It all starts with a dream. The dream can be big or small. The dream ignites the passion. Passion is the fuel for success. After the dream and the passion comes the plan. The plan gives direction to turn the dream into reality. Remember Martin Luther King did not give an “I Have a Plan” speech on that July day in 1963, he gave an “I Have a Dream” speech and that speaks volumes. It all starts with a dream – so dare to DREAM BIG!See More
Apr 8
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An Exercise in Reflection

An essential part of effective coaching is reflection. Yesterday I was speaking to one of my mentors and professional colleagues Frank Dick and he suggested a simple three-step process that he uses for self reflection. He suggests using it monthly but I think it would be very effective weekly or sometimes even daily. Ask yourself three questions:What is the target?Are you on or off target?What evidence do you have to show you are on or off target?It demands having a target (goal) that is…See More
Apr 4
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Singing or Screaming Muscles?

This segment NPR Weekend Edition Saturday March 26, 2016 got me thinking. The segment was titled Glitch In Your Golf Swing? Listen To It Sing “Stanford professor Jonathan Berger turns golf stroke data into sound. A nice sound means it's a good swing, a sour sound means something's not right. In this revealing piece he tells Scott Simon how that helps people learn.” The same can be said for EMG data. If you isolate a muscle and put it a position of mechanical disadvantage it will scream at you –…See More
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Gambetta Sports Training Systems
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Athletic Development Coach, teacher and high performance consultant
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Records - Made to be Broken

575ba50964c17.image Congratulation to freshman 800-meter runner Donavan Brazier of Teas A&M for breaking Jim Ryun’s 50 year old record. Yes a record that was 50 years old and on a dirt/cinder track. Absolutely amazing that the record has stood for 50 years when you think of the great…

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Posted on June 12, 2016 at 11:26am

Countdown to GAIN 2016

Six days to GAIN 2016 at Rice University in Houston Texas. We have our largest turnout ever although the goal is not to be big we have achieved our goal numbers. Too big and the personal interaction and sharing that makes GAIN special is lost. We have delegates from all over the world and the US. Our three areas of emphasis: Athletic Development Coaching, Sports Medicine and Physical Education are well represented.…

Continue

Posted on June 8, 2016 at 8:25am

Can Do

Please don’t tell me what you can’t do; I am not interested in that. I want to know what you can do and what you will do. Define your possibilities not your limits. Figure out how to be the best you can be and start doing it now!

Posted on June 4, 2016 at 9:47am

Wise Words From Two Great Coaches

JUAN Over the past three weeks I have been fortunate to speed time with two great coaches, professional colleagues and most importantly close friends and great people – Juan Osorio now the manger of the Mexican National team in soccer and Jim Radcliffe, head S&C coach at…

Continue

Posted on June 1, 2016 at 7:41am

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At 3:35pm on August 20, 2013, Jerry Seymour said…

"Great to connect. This is a great site for learning and networking with others in the field. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance to you or your athletes Jerry.S@bommaritoperformance.com. We also have educational seminars once a month that we are hosting for those who want to expand knowledge and learn the science behind what we do.

At 10:53pm on December 11, 2012, camilo gutierrez said…
Great read coach, fundamentals yes.
At 9:44pm on February 25, 2012, gotmovement4u said…

Vern hey whats up i live in sarasota would love to meet if u ever get some free time..

As u can see i am big believe in the movement compoment.

At 11:31am on January 25, 2012, Jason Novak said…

Hi Vern-  Yes sir I have worked with Zach Clayton.  He has  a very bright future here with us.  One of our weight room favorites.  I read your blog every day and have used your Gambetta Lunge Series for years with our players here.  When Zach first got here he said "this looks familiar...."

At 3:27pm on November 25, 2011, Joseph Potts said…

Coach, would you mind refreshing my memory as to your reasoning behind why you don't like the manual glute-ham raise exercise? I wanted to quote you the other day but couldn't remember the specifics you discussed in a discussion a while back.

At 7:12pm on February 5, 2011, Melissa Boldt said…

Coach Gambetta,

My name is Melissa Boldt and I am currently a Graduate Associate at Springfield College. I just wanted to share with you that I really enjoy reading your blogs on this network and have followed for quite some time now. I must say that you have by far the most intriguing and intellectual dialog and I see things through similar eyes.

 

Melissa

 

 

At 12:15pm on June 16, 2010, Skyler Bo Farley said…
We would like to invite you the NSCA State of Florida Strength and Conditioning Clinic this weekend June 19th on the campus of the University of South Florida. We have a great line up of speakers, including Russ Orr Athletes Performance, and the University of South Florida Strength and Conditioning Staff. It is a great CEU (.8 NSCA) opportunity in your backyard. For more details and to register online go to https://www.nsca-lift.org/nscapdf/download/FL%20June%202010.pdf or email Ron McKeefery, Director of Strength and Conditioning at rmckeefery@usf.edu. Look forward to seeing you there.


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At 2:09pm on April 18, 2010, Justin Smith said…
Vern:

Thanks for the add. Really enjoying your blog posts on this network and on elitetrack.

Justin
At 8:17pm on April 11, 2010, Ron McKeefery said…
We would like to invite you and your fellow coaches to the Inaugural USF Football Strength & Conditioning Clinic April 24th 2010. It is designed to present Football Coaches, Strength coaches, and personal trainers with a Collegiate Football Strength and Conditioning annual plan. Please go to www.usfsportsperformance.com for more details.
 
 
 

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