Entries by Vern Gambetta

It’s all a big dance

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.

Training do’s and don’ts #10: know your history

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.

GAIN: a brief history

I want to share with you a little bit of the history of GAIN.  We started GAIN in 2007 with 14 brave souls at the Holiday Inn sports complex in Sunrise, Florida. That was the actual physical start of it. The genesis and the idea behind Gain goes a long way back really to my early years of coaching where I quickly learned that total immersion was the best learning environment. When I went to conferences or workshops where everybody lived together did active learning. Those were the things that I got the most out of.