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Dimensions of Communication

The ability to clearly communicate your message is the key to effective coaching. Unfortunately as coaches we too often rely on one dimension of communication – talking. A wise coach once told that you that have one mouth, two eyes and two ears for a reason. Watching and listening should occur in that ratio to talking. Don’t forget your persona, body language, energy level; they all go a long way toward determining your effectiveness as a communicator. When you do speak be aware of your tone of…See More
Nov 19
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Letter to a Coach Beginning Their Career

Dear Coach: Congratulations on beginning an exciting journey of discovery. You have checked all the boxes in terms of your preparation, you have interned, you are certified and you have your degree in sports science. Those are the keys that unlock the door. Now the fun starts, the real work begins, you get to apply what you have learned. Be prepared to pay your dues, 90% 0f coaching is grunt work. Not much science, just a whole lot of detail work that no one ever teaches you in school. Now you…See More
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Communication is the essence of coaching. Obviously there is verbal and non-verbal communication. Lets focus on verbal communication. What you say and how you say it has incredible power to convey th…

Communication is the essence of coaching. Obviously there is verbal and non-verbal communication. Lets focus on verbal communication. What you say and how you say it has incredible power to convey the message. The Dictionary-1basis of verbal communication is the words we use. In my first year of coaching one of my mentor coaches emphasized to me that words create images in the receivers mind, subsequently those images create action. Therefore it is very important to carefully select the words…See More
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Changing the World

The challenge of the day is: What are you doing today to change your world? Notice I did not the world I said your world. It is the only world you have the power to change on a daily basis. Your world is the people, places, and situations within your physical and vitual reach, that which you have the power to control. Too often we allow outside influences change our world. Re-reading the Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters has made me think about this. We are in command of our own ships, so take the…See More
Nov 9
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Meaningful Training

There is training that is just work and leads nowhere – this is training as performance. This is the Crossfit WOD mentality that each workout is an end unto itself and must be as hard as possible to be good. These workouts make you very tired and sometimes even put you in the hospital.Contrast that with real training, training that is contextual within the demands of the sport and the needs of the individual – this is training for performance. Each session has a specific goal and flows from the…See More
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Training Mistakes

The following is a list of some mistakes that I have made in my coaching and teaching. If you learn from your mistakes I should be a genius, but unfortunately some of the lessons were only learned after I repeated these mistakes several times. I hope that by sharing these with you, it will help you to avoid making the same mistakes I have made.It does not have to be hard to be good.Each workout is part of a larger picture. If you put their backs to the wall in each training session you will…See More
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Making Connections

One of the key aspects of a good training or rehab programs is making connections. Recognize that the body is a kinetic chain and we always need to be aware of how we are making connections between all the links in the chain. Ask yourself if in fact you are connecting or are you disconnecting? Remember that the core is the relay center; it is the center of the action, but not the originator of the action so it plays a big role in connecting upper and lower extremities. We need to understand the…See More
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Becoming An Athlete

This is a blog that I originally wrote in 2008, no need to reinvent the wheel, it is just as relevant today as when I wrote six years ago.Yesterday during training I had a some time to step back and observe the athletes, not just my athletes but the football players and wrestlers who were in the weight room at the same time. On my drive home from workout, about twenty minutes, I reflected on what I saw with more focus on my Volleyball players. (Daily that is my time to reflect on the just…See More
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Developing Athletes Introduction

Thus is the introduction to the book I am working on titled “Developing Athletes.” I thought I would share this with you now as I finally begin writing again after a long interruption. I plan on sharing excerpts as I write. I hope that if you were interested you would send me ideas, input and perspectives that you have on this subject. Other ideas and perspectives will help me make it a better book.IntroductionEver since I started on this journey first as an athlete in the sixties and then as a…See More
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Jessica Costanzo 1991 - 2014

Jessica was tragically killed Thursday morning in a car accident. In times like this it so hard to find words to express the feeling of sadness and loss for all who knew her. She was a member of the Venice High School girls volleyball I had the pleasure of working with from 2007 to 2009. It was very special group of young ladies. Once again it made me think of what coaching is about, it is about people like Jessica. We…

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Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:12am

Balancing Art & Science in Coaching

I am fascinated by science. The empirical nature of the scientific method has an innate appeal. It allows us to study and explore the deepest dimensions of our being and our existence in the world. That being said at the end of the day I am a practitioner. My job as a coach is produce results, to apply the science to the best of my ability by transferring it into practice. The nature of this leans heavily on the art that…

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Posted on November 23, 2014 at 11:17am

Dimensions of Communication

The ability to clearly communicate your message is the key to effective coaching. Unfortunately as coaches we too often rely on one dimension of communication – talking. A wise coach once told that you that have one mouth, two eyes and two ears for a reason. Watching and listening should occur in that ratio to talking. Don’t forget your persona, body language, energy level; they all go a long way toward determining your effectiveness as a communicator. When you do speak be aware of your tone of… Continue

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 8:24am

Letter to a Coach Beginning Their Career

Dear Coach:



Congratulations on beginning an exciting journey of discovery. You have checked all the boxes in terms of your preparation, you have interned, you are certified and you have your degree in sports science. Those are the keys that unlock the door. Now the fun starts, the real work begins, you get to apply what you have learned. Be prepared to pay your dues, 90% 0f coaching is grunt work. Not much science, just a whole lot of detail work that no one ever teaches you in…

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Posted on November 16, 2014 at 10:30am

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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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The Cost of Exercise

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Jessica Costanzo 1991 - 2014

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Balancing Art & Science in Coaching

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