There are many roads to Rome but ultimately the goal is to get the destination. You can take different roads depending on your circumstances and constraints. If time is no consideration then take the scenic route, stop and see the sites and by all means sample the cuisine along the way. If time is limited then a direct route is necessary and the route must be carefully planned, there is little margin for error. Stops must be carefully planned and programmed for efficiency. It can help if you have been there before, that can give some margin for error but never take anything for granted as conditions may have changed. The moral is that if you want to get to Rome have a current road map or working GPS, get help from someone who has been there before and understand the constraints that can limit you ability to get there in the desired time.

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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