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Learn to ask the right (appropriate) question. Be willing to ask the hard questions others are unwilling to ask. Here are some questions I find myself asking quite often:What is the difference?Can I replicate that?Will that work in a different environment and situation?Is that result an outlier?Where do you go from here?How do you dial it up or dial it down?Is what you are doing facilities, equipment and technology dependent?If so can you do it without facilities, equipment or technology?What…See More
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The Job of Coaching?

Coaching is not a job it is not an industry! It is a way of life, a lifestyle, a profession. It is fueled by passion and driven by dedication to improving the lives of the athletes we work with work. To adopt this lifestyle is not for the faint of heart or the dilettante. Extrinsic rewards are few, fame and recognition is minimal and fleeting. The joy of coaching is not in the championships and the world-class athletes it is the day-to-day and week to week satisfaction of seeing athletes focus…See More
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Work Capacity - Part One

To better understand work capacity it helps to think of it this way. In order for an athlete to improve they must be able to do a certain amount of work. They must be able to work at a level that will ensure enough stress to achieve a positive training adaptation. For example, a sprinter whose general fitness limits their ability to sprint, that would significantly limit their ability to improve. Therefore our goal is to build an extensive work capacity base that fits the specific demands of…See More
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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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Questions

Learn to ask the right (appropriate) question. Be willing to ask the hard questions others are unwilling to ask. Here are some questions I find myself asking quite often:

What is the difference?…

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Posted on April 24, 2015 at 9:00am

The Human Body – A Perspective

Think of the body as a versatile musician who can play beautiful classical pieces and shift rapidly to jazz riffs and then in the next instant to a hip hop beat. What is wondrous is that all this can occur on demand in an instant. The body is not a machine. It is highly adaptable and self-organizing designed for optimization of movement. The body is capable of getting in amazing positions and shapes but it is not about…

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Posted on April 18, 2015 at 10:06am

Real Smart People

I don’t why it took me forty years to figure out that the smartest people are not the ones who are always talking and telling you what they know. The real smart people are those who are listening and asking questions. Stay away from the “experts” with all the answers – chances are they are selling something or have had one experience many times with no breath or depth to the experience.…

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The Job of Coaching?

Coaching is not a job it is not an industry! It is a way of life, a lifestyle, a profession. It is fueled by passion and driven by dedication to improving the lives of the athletes we work with work. To adopt this lifestyle is not for the faint of heart or the dilettante. Extrinsic rewards are few, fame and recognition is minimal and fleeting. The joy of coaching is not in the championships and the world-class athletes…

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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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