Vern is currently is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several teams in Major League Soccer as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men’s World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and Director of Athletic Development for the New York Mets. Vern is recognized internationally as an expert in training and conditioning for sport having worked with world class athletes and teams in a wide variety of sports. He is a popular speaker and writer on conditioning topics having lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe. Vern’s coaching experience spans 50 years at all levels of competition. He received his BA from Fresno State University and his teaching credential with a coaching minor from University of California Santa Barbara. Vern obtained his MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
Vern has authored six books and over a hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. His most popular book, Athletic Development: The Art & Science of Functional Sports Conditioning is widely regarded as a must read on the training process for coaches of all levels.
The Gambetta Athletic Improvement Network
The Gambetta Athletic Improvement Network (GAIN) is a global platform for education, innovation and motivation in athletic development with a focus on the possibilities for enhancing human movement through an emphasis on connections between all disciplines to enable adaptable athletes to perform at their optimum. Through a weeklong summit with leading coaches, along with access to resources and a network of colleagues, GAIN aims to provide coaches with resources that last and truly develop their skills.