Tomorrow it begins…..Vern hits LEEDS!!
So tomorrow I pick up Vern Gambetta from Leeds train station for his 2 day course on ‘Building the Complete Athlete’ this weekend in Leeds. (theres 1 or 2 places left for those interested, book through the site)
This has been the build up of quite a few months’ work, with Vern and I working this out together since around March this year. We did a short interview back in July about the weekend, you should check it out if you haven’t already.
Personally it’s super exciting for me as I get to spend a few days this week with one of my S&C/Athletic Development mentors through my career so far. When I spoke to Vern on the phone he was looking forward to getting in the gym with us all, he actually asked me if it would be okay If he got involved in our sessions…..’errrr yep it’s okay’, I said!
I’ve learned so much from Vern already and I value his contribution to the industry hugely.
Vern’s functional path training is a true road map when it comes to developing athletes. Some of the phrases and concepts that are bandied around so much these days and which we take for granted were popularised by Vern himself before most of us were even adults, let alone involved in the industry.
Here are just a few of the concepts I’m referring to:
1. Have a Plan, Execute It, and Evaluate It
2. Build the Complete Athlete
3. All systems work together
4. Train all components all the time – Use It or Lose It
5. Fundamental Movement Skills Before Specific Sport Skills
6. You Are What You Train To Be
7. Build the Athlete from the Ground Up
8. Train the Core as the Center of the Action
9. To Be Fast You Must Train Fast
10. Build a Work Capacity Base Appropriate For Your Sport
11. Train Toe Nails To Fingernails
12. Train Movements not Muscles
13. Train Multi Joint & Multi Plane Movements
14. Training is Cumulative
15. Win the Workout
Some true coaching wisdom there I’m sure you’ll agree. Certainly helped shape my coaching and philosophy on athletic development.
To those of you who are coming to the workshop, it’ll be great to catch you.
See you this weekend,