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Announcing GAIN 2022

GAIN is back in person in 2022! Applications open today for GAIN 2022, taking place from June 14 to June 18 at Rice University in Houston Texas. Space is limited, so apply soon to secure your space. Some key details are below and you can learn more and register at: https://thegainnetwork.com/events/gain2022/

  • When is GAIN? June 14 to June 18, 2022
  • Where is GAIN? Rice University in Houston Texas.
  • How do I apply? Submit your application at: https://thegainnetwork.com/events/gain2022/ Please be aware enrollment is limited. We will let you know within ten days if you are accepted.
  • What is GAIN? GAIN is a community of professional’s eager to learn and willing to share ideas and information. GAIN is not about more exercises, sets, reps and training methods it is about passionate people who pursue excellence with honesty, integrity and respect to make a difference in the lives of the people we coach and teach. It is open to Strength & Conditioning/Athletic Development coaches, Sport Coaches, Physical Therapists, ATC’s, Chiropractors, Doctors and Physical Education teachers. You can learn more about GAIN our this week’s GAINcast (https://www.hmmrmedia.com/2022/01/gaincast-episode-235-its-gain-time/) as well as the 2019 State of GAIN presentation (https://thegainnetwork.com/video/state-of-gain-2019-gambetta/).
  • GAIN Mission – To focus on the possibilities for enhancing human movement with no limits or limitations and emphasize connections and links between all disciplines in the same manner we emphasize connections and linkages in the body.
  • How much does GAIN cost? Tuition is $2299 for new attendees and $1299 for returning attendees. This includes breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, and lodging at Rice University, as well as access to the GAIN Library, GAIN Master Class Series archives, and HMMR Plus membership.
  • Why do I have to apply? Can’t I just sign up? Having people apply is part of what makes GAIN special. It would be easier to make it open for anyone to enroll, but that is not what GAIN is about. We are looking for people willing to share and challenge themselves and others to grow professionally. The people in the network with you are as important (maybe even more important) than the faculty experts. The connections and inspiration you get from those around you have a significant impact on the experience.
  • Who are the faculty? Our full faculty is listed on the GAIN website. We’ve chosen a faculty that has a tremendous breadth of experiences and a record of excellence in across all fields of sports performance from skills coaching to athletic development, to sports medicine and physical education.
  • Where can I learn more about GAIN? Visit our website (https://thegainnetwork.com/events/gain2022/). You can also call us at 941-378-1778 or email Vern Gambetta at gstscoac[email protected]

GAINcast Episode 235: It’s GAIN time!

It’s been almost 3 years since GAIN last took place in person. But in 2022 that will change. GAIN is back! On this episode of the GAINcast we’re happy to formally announce the full details of GAIN 2022 and open up applications for participants. We hope to see you there.

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GAIN 2022 announcement

GAIN 2022 will be held June 14 to 18 at Rice University in Houston Texas. This is the fifteenth year of GAIN; it started 2007 with twelve attendees and four instructors and has grown to ninety attendees from all over the world and eighteen faculty. GAIN is a community of professional’s eager to learn and willing to share ideas and information.

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Reflections and recollections

If you are interested in the genesis and evolution of my ideas and concepts over the last 53 years, please take the opportunity to access my keynote address for the Annual Sports Biometrics Conference from last month. The title of the presentation is: Chalkboard to Virtual Reality–Reflections & Recollections. You can watch it below.

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Perspectives on leadership

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to develop professionally. Join us for the January GAIN Master Class. This month topic is “Perspectives on Leadership.” The presenters will me, Martin Bingisser, Paul Davis of the Atlanta Braves and Brian Fitzgerald of Ventura college. Each will present a unique perspective on leadership with an emphasis on lessons they have learned and concepts you can apply to improve your leadership.

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GAINcast Episode 190: The Master Class

Are you coaching your athletes to be adaptable or adapted? Resilient or fragile? The adaptable athlete is like the jungle tiger that is put in an environment that requires learning in order to grow. The adapted athlete is like the zoo tiger, living a comfortable life without challenge. The environment is key and Vern Gambetta breaks down how we can shape the training environment to develop adaptable athletes in his recent GAIN Master Class. This week’s GAINcast shares a panel discussion on the topic with Vern, me, Jimmy Radcliffe, and Chris Webb. Read more

Daily observation

I got this from Jimmy Radcliffe at University of Oregon. Every session during warmup it is imperative to observe and evaluate the following:

  • Posture
  • Balance
  • Stability
  • Mobility

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Announcing the GAIN Master Class Series

GAIN is a community of professionals eager to learn and willing to share ideas and information. This year was to be the thirteenth edition of GAIN at Rice University in June but the Covid 19 pandemic has forced a change in plans. We know we can’t recreate the unique live GAIN experience, instead we have created a whole new learning experience that takes advantage of the connectivity of the internet. I have always believed that adversity is opportunity in disguise. This is an opportunity to get out of our comfort zone and present a unique educational experience in an interactive format – the GAIN Master Class. Read more

Announcement about GAIN 2020 conference

The highlight of my year is connecting with the athletic development community at the annual GAIN Conference. In light of our current public health situation, we have decided to reformat GAIN 2020. We are planning to transform this year’s gathering into a digital format to be presented in July. Read more

GAIN 2020 status

It has been an extremely stressful time as we watch COVID-19 continue to spread and impact more and more people globally. As an international community, I’ve spoken with GAIN members around the world and heard the many different ways their lives have been affected. Naturally, we are also assessing how to proceed with GAIN 2020. Read more