Videos in This Set

  • Introduction
  • Building your Functional Framework
  • Coaching Nuts & Bolts
  • Sport Demands
  • Skill and Technique
  • Work Capacity Training
  • Work Capacity Application
  • Physical Literacy
  • Physical Competency Assessment
  • Periodisation Nuts and Bolts
  • The Importance of Core Strength and Stability
  • Multi Directional Speed and Agility Training
  • Functional Strength Training
  • Plyometrics
  • In-Season Training

More About Vern Gambetta


Vern is currently is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He is considered the father of “Functional Sports Training.” Vern’s coaching experience spans 43 years at all levels of competition in a variety of sports. He has authored over 100 articles and nine books on various aspects of training. He received his BA from Fresno State University and his teaching credential with a coaching minor from University of California Santa Barbara. Vern later attended Stanford University and obtained his MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education.


Vern Gambetta
Gambetta Sports Training Systems

Title: Building the Complete Athlete
Coach/Presenter: Vern Gambetta
Number of Videos: 12
Total Duration: 6 hours 50 minutes

In this full on video set Strength and Conditioning legend Vern Gambetta will lead you through the process of building a fully formed and complete athlete. There's nearly 7 hours of fantastic educational videos waiting here for you!

Here’s what you’ll learn from watching the video series

  • How to facilitate a team approach to working with the complete athlete by fostering communication between the physical therapist, athletic trainer, conditioning coach, the sport coach and athlete.
  • To understand function and form in coaching
  • How to adapt the high performance coaching model to suit your programming and athlete needs
  • Provide a practical understanding of planning training and rehabilitation
  • An understanding of how the demands of the sport dictate the conditioning and rehabilitation program - “Look at things differently.”
  • An understanding of the role of work capacity as a limiting factor on performance
  • Relate how Training = Rehab and Rehab = Training
  • Relate the role of functional strength in the training/rehab process
  • To understand the role of fundamental movement skill as a basis for specific sport skill
  • To understand how to develop sport specific speed
  • Develop effective “ Return to Play Strategies”
  • Learn how to combine all components to follow the Functional Path to “Build the Complete Athlete”
  • Power and strength training: load spectrum considerations for maximum training effect
  • Effective core training progressions

“Vern Gambetta is the embodiment of a true coach and teacher and a real leader in the strength and conditioning profession. Vern is a ‘simplifier’, in a time when everyone is trying to complicate what we do, and provided knowledge that I can readily implement in my teaching and practice. During his workshop, Vern was humble and honest, and generously shared his experiences, failures, and successes from his 45 years-long coaching career, while covering all aspects of athletic development”


Dr Joseph Esformes Phd
Senior Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning, Cardiff Met University