Entries by Vern Gambetta

Dealing with change

We are living in a time of unprecedented change. This gives us a great opportunity to grow and adapt. There are two choices:

  1. React to change; or
  2. Manage change and own it.

House of cards

Always build and rebuild your athletes from the ground up. Emphasize training movements that connect and coordinate. Start with fundamental movements and add complexity as the athlete’s gain mastery of the fundamentals. Don’t worry too much about being sport specific; instead emphasize movements that are sport appropriate to prepare the athlete for the sport demands.

Life 101: changing your world

As 21-year-old just out of college I was convinced that my mission was to change the world. My youthful enthusiasm was soon tempered by realism. I quickly learned that the best way to change the world was to change my world. The following is some thoughts and ideas that I have learned over the years to change my world. Perhaps these thoughts will help you change your world and we can all make the world a better place together.

Planning with minimalism

You can do so much with so little. I’m amazed to see people continue to design training programs based on elaborate facilities and equipment. If you know and understand the basics you don’t need much space or fancy equipment.

Competency before capacity

So often when we start a training program, we immediately start on a path to developing capacity, which certainly we should do. Too often though in the search to improve capacity we sacrifice competence, especially sound movement competence.