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"I like that break-down, simple but quite comprehensive."
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Factors to Consider when Developing a Plan

Here are some factors to consider when developing a comprehensive training plan. This is not rocket science, but each factor must be carefully considered and factored into the plan.Demands of the sport and the position or eventThe qualities of the individual athletePattern of Injuries relative to the event“24 Hour Athlete” Concept - What are they doing when they are not training?Gender - Female athletes must have different training programsThe time frame available to execute the planSpecific…See More
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Thoughts on Planning

Planning is the preparatory work the coach must do to structure training systematically in alignment with the themes and objectives of training and the athlete’s level of conditioning. The process is the result of the experience of the coach coupled with applicable sport science concepts. Jan Olbrecht, Belgian sport scientist, likens the training plan to a table of contents. It should be comprehensive, covering all aspects of the athlete’s performance. The training plan (Table of contents)…See More
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John Weatherly commented on Vern Gambetta's blog post Bridging the Gap
"Excellent points! I do not think there are many actual true sports scientists in the US.  Most at universities are not sports scientists - what do they ever do on football, basketball, or baseball etc. at their own universities?  Most…"
Feb 28
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Common Sense of Training

Yesterday I highlighted the nonsense I have been seeing in training. Today lets talk about some common sense in training. Any effective training program is based on sound fundamental principles. There must be a clear progression. No workout can or should stand-alone. No component of training should be trained in isolation. All components of training should be trained at all times in different proportions based on developmental level of athlete, phase of the training, and training emphasis.…See More
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Crucial Questions

These are basic questions every coach should ask on an ongoing basis as a check to make sure training is on target.What are you doing?Who are you doing it with?Is what you are doing appropriate for who you are doing it with?Why are you doing it? Is it need to do or nice to do?How are you doing it? Is there a better way or a better mode?When are you doing it? Is it appropriate for the time of the training years and even the stage of the athlete’s career?Basic? Yes Simple? Yes Important? YesSee More
Feb 23
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Practice Based Evidence & Coaching Significance

In the move to evidence based practice are we shooting ourselves in the foot once again? So much “evidence based practice” is questionable, inaccurate, fraudulent or flat out wrong. I put my stock in practice-based evidence that I can support with good science where I can. In 45 years of coaching I have found that where it is necessary to produce results coaching (clinical) significance trumps statistical significance. I have yet to see a doctor or a scientist innovate a training method or a…See More
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Athletic Development Coach, teacher and high performance consultant
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MA Stanford University
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Just Thinking

The past couple of weeks I have totally immersed myself in reading and research working to challenge myself and upgrade my knowledge. Being basically ADHD I can’t seem to focus on one area, I seem to keep coming back to the body as a complex system with a myriad of interactions and incredible ability to adapt to virtually any stress we impose upon it. One of the areas I have dug deep into is the whole epidemic of…

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Posted on April 1, 2015 at 7:38am

Just Thinking

The past couple of weeks I have totally immersed myself in reading and research working to challenge myself and upgrade my knowledge. Being basically ADHD I can’t seem to focus on one area, I seem to keep coming back to the body as a complex system with a myriad of interactions and incredible ability to adapt to virtually any stress we impose upon it. One of the areas I have dug deep into is the whole epidemic of…

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Posted on April 1, 2015 at 7:38am

The Podium Set

Mr. Kuehl, my high school basketball coach used to tell us that we do the whole the whole practice to get the last the last two minutes because that was where the games would be decided. He emphasized that it was the last two minutes that we worked for, that is when we were tired and we had to execute. It was the time to find that little bit extra. This idea has had a huge influence on my thinking over the years. Today I…

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Posted on March 30, 2015 at 7:28am

More Training Do's and Don'ts

Know your strength and weaknesses as a coach. Accentuate your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.

Define yourself do not let others define you

Design training sessions that foster and encourage discovery. Do not create robots or athletes completely…

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Posted on March 29, 2015 at 8:28am

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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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Just Thinking

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Just Thinking

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