Work That Work’s

Work! Work! Work! It is comfortable to just do work. Anyone can do work and look busy but is your work actually working? Is it productive? Are you digging a deeper hole or making progress toward a goal? How do you know? As a coach this an important question to ask daily. Your athletes may be getting better in spite of the work not because of it. It is easy to get trapped into just doing stuff because it seems relevant at the time, but after taking a step back and putting it is context it may just be making the athletes tired not better. The answer is to focus on priority areas that will make the athletes better, no fluff, just absolute need to do activities that are manageable, measurable and motivational. Ironically sometimes what you are not doing can also have a profound influence. Listen to the advise of Francis of Assisi “ Start by doing what is necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems

Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams 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 New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.


Athletic Development Coach & Consultant. Founder of GAIN Network. Proud dad. Love to read everything.

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Vern Gambetta
Latest posts by Vern Gambetta (see all)
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  • My Trip to OZ, January & February 2020 – April 1, 2020
  • Greater Than Sport – March 31, 2020
  • MLS – 25 Years On – March 31, 2020

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