Tactical Periodization – Is it really new?

What exactly is tactical periodization? Is it the newest buzzword or a new name for what great coaches have always done? Before you jump on the bandwagon and try to understand some of the poorly translated Portuguese books and interviews on the subject look at history for a minute. Read more

Vern Gambetta

Difference Makers

Big things do matter, but the little things also matter. Pay attention to detail but never get caught up the minutiae and lose sight of the big picture. Read more

More on the Coaching Process

Some more thoughts on the coaching process:

Stop and Think

Before the day starts today take a minute and reflect. Read more

Thinking about strength again

It seems that at least once every couple of months the question comes up as to how much strength is enough? I realize more and more that strength is totally contextual. Read more

Neural Confusion

Neural confusion is a term, a metaphor if you will, that I use to explain what happens when you use exercises that attempt to isolate one muscle at one joint either to enhance performance or to prevent injury. Read more

The Glue

What is the glue that binds everything together in your program? Read more

The Little Engine That Could: I Think I Can & I will!

Maybe this is subliminal programming from my childhood, but I grew up thinking I could. One of my favorite books as a child was The Little Engine That Could. Read more

Green Eggs and Ham

Green eggs and ham uses 50 different words and only one of those words has more than one syllable! Read more

Stop and Think

Before the day starts today take a minute and reflect. Read more