GAINcast with Vern Gambetta
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Athletic development pioneer Vern Gambetta dives into one training question each episode.
||Clean130: The playmaker's advantage (with Len Zaichkowsky and Daniel Peterson)||The definition of a playmaker is a bit elusive: it combines having the right mindset, anticipation, perception, and decision-making skills. In their new book The Playmaker's Advantage: How to Raise Your Mental Game to the Next Level, Len...||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean129: Lessons for young coaches||All young coaches make mistakes. That is part of the learning process and we sure made our fair share of them. But there is no need to make the same mistakes we made. On this episode of the GAINcsat we reflect on lessons we have learned and share some..||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean128: Talking heads||A lot has been going on in the world of sport over the last month. On this week's GAINcast, we take a break from normal business to discuss our thoughts on current events, recent trends in sports, and a few rants too. From youth phenoms to the...||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean127: Individualization Q&A||In his nearly 50 years of coaching, Vern quickly learned the need to adapt the training plan to the athlete and has run into all types of different individuals along the way. On this episode of the GAINcast we have a Q&A with Vern on...||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean126: The basics checklist||The basics are crucial in training. If you don’t get the basics right then everything that follows will be compromised. But with all the talk of basics, what exactly are they? On this week's GAINcast we look in depth at Vern's eight key components...||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean125: Gold medal roundtable||Every June, GAIN brings together world-class practitioners from a variety of sports. In addition to the presentations and practical sessions, this year we had a roundtable discussion on coaching Olympic champions, with panelists from Fiji rugby,...||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean124: Making the champion's choice||Talent is a requirements to be a champion, but all talent gets you is a ticket to practice. Champions are made through their decisions. On this week's podcast, we look at making the champion's choice with examples of the decisions champions have to...||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean123: Coaching to gold (with Toni Minichiello)||When Jessica Ennis stepped on the starting line at the 2012 Olympics, anything but a gold would have been considered a failure. Four years later, after giving birth to her first child, and medal would have been deemed a success. Standing beside her...||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean122: Competition management||Coaches wear many hats, one of which is manager. In April we discussed training session management. On this week's GAINcast we look at another management function: competition management. When you think of the amount of time we invest in training,...||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean121: Coaching better (with Wade Gilbert)||All coaches want to get better, but how many have a structured plan to do that? Getting better doesn't happen on its own. Professor Wade Gilbert's job is to study the best coaches in the business, and on this episode of the GAINcast he joins us to...||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean120: Fifty years on||Fifty years ago this week, Vern finished his last college exam and the world was changing all around him. It was the summer of 1968. On this episode we take a look back at the country in 1968, learning to become a coach, and take a stab and predicting..||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean119: Resisted and assisted sprinting||As with anything, variation can help with the development of speed. Sprinted with varied amounts of resistance and assistance can help develop specific strength, power, and technique. On this week's episode of the GAINcast we explain and evaluate the...||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean118: It's all about effort (with Alex Hutchinson)||In his new book, Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance, Alex Hutchinson tries to synthesize to wave of recent research on how the mind and body control human performance. In the end, he writes, the competing...||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean117: Moving, fast and slow||Movement is the foundational feature of sport. If you can't move, you can't play. Heck, it's the foundational feature of life. Looking back at history, if you couldn't move, you wouldn't eat. On this episode of the GAINcast we talk about the basic...||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean116: Learning to learn||Learning is a journey akin to a mystery; you must follow your curiosity and see what it uncovers. Therefore it is impossible to tell you how to learn, but it is possible to share some best practices on learning. On this episode of the GAINcast, we...||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean115: Train speed in||Much of what is called speed training has the opposite effect of what we want. Rather than training speed in, things like wind sprints simply train speed out. You have to express speed in a climate of fatigue, but you don't develop it in a climate of...||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean114: Building an academy (with Finn Gundersen)||The Burke Mountain Academy was America's first ski academy. What is unique about it is not how progressive it was, but how that progressive mindset has stood the test of time. After nearly 50 years it continues to refine its ability to develop Olympic..||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean113: Training session management||Coaches wear many hats, one of which is manager. They manage players, staff, and the training session. Training session management is the cornerstone of the coaching management functions because it occurs daily and sometime multiple times in a day....||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean112: Breaking barriers||The history of sport is a history of overcoming barriers. Once one barrier is taken down, another is set up. How athletes handle those barriers plays a big part in how they will progress in the sport. In this episode of the GAINcast we look at how...||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean111: No weight room, no problem||There's no doubt that you can get athletes strong in the weight room. But that's not the only path to strength. On this episode we talk about what can be accomplished outside the weight room, with examples from our experiences working with different...||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Learn from Vern and Martin- The BEST!
If you are a coach of any sport, you need to listen to the Gaincast. Vern and Martin really push the envelope in terms of getting you to think and rethink what you do with your athletes…which is a GREAT thing. I've learned so much from the GAINcast with Vern, Martin, and their guests about what it is to mentor and teach athletes. Thanks for the great podcast guys!
EVERY COACH LISTEN!
This podcast is chalked full of insight from 2 coaches that love to learn and therefore are great leaders. Thanks for letting us listen in on your conversations!
Great Most of the Time
Vern Gambetta is an incredible coach, visionary, change agent, and philosopher. I always get something out of this podcast. But I don't like the whining and victim mentality that occasionally appears.