Below are the latest 5 entries in my morning walk series:
About Vern Gambetta
Entries by Vern Gambetta
This is a story of my college education, a great majority of which occurred outside the classroom on the football field and working in the ag unit doing manual labor. Let’s start with where it all began.
Here are a few thoughts on some things I have been thinking about.
Look at sport differently, it is not all about speed, strength, power, it is all about rhythm and tempo, the ability to change shapes instantly. It is a big dance, a dance with the sport implement, with the opponent and with the ground.
If you want to be a great coach it is imperative that you know the work of those who have come before you. It is more than being able to answer trivia questions, it a deep understanding of you sport and who the leaders and innovators in their time were. You will also find that you may think you are plowing new ground, when in fact these folks were doing it 50, 60 or 70 years ago.
This is from a great book I just finished: The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Rubin. Rubin is a famous music producer. His observations and musings on creativity resonated with me.