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Athletic Development: The Art & Science of Functional Sports Conditioning Paperback – November 29, 2006

4.7 out of 5 stars 98 ratings

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Editorial Reviews

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"What a thrill it is to gain easy access to Vern Gambetta's years of research, experience, and expertise! The detailed descriptions and photos in Athletic Development show exactly how to apply the conditioning drills and exercises to your own training program. Use this book to train your athletes to their maximum potential."
Anson Dorrance
Women's Head Soccer Coach
University of North Carolina
18 National Championships
 
"Vern Gambetta's new book is his magnum opus of sport training. This book takes on the most difficult task of blending state-of-the-art science with practical application. The effort is both elegant and easily usable. This book will be a classic among top coaches."
William A. Sands, PhD
Head of Sport Biomechanics and Engineering
U.S. Olympic Committee, Sport Science

"Work capacity, strength, speed, agility, quickness, plyometrics, coordination, skill, and program design have never been presented in a more intelligent and useable manner. Vern Gambetta has written the blueprint to creating successful athletes."
Tim Lang
Strength and Conditioning Coach
DePaul University

"Athletic Development is an excellent presentation of Vern Gambetta's time-tested methods. It will help coaches design sport-specific programs that get results. Apply the information in this book and watch your athletes succeed!"
Jose Vazquez
Head Strength Coach
Texas Rangers

From the Publisher

"What a thrill it is to gain easy access to Vern Gambetta's years of research, experience, and expertise! The detailed descriptions and photos in Athletic Development show exactly how to apply the conditioning drills and exercises to your own training program. Use this book to train your athletes to their maximum potential."

Anson Dorrance
Women's Head Soccer Coach
University of North Carolina
18 National Championships

"Vern Gambetta's new book is his magnum opus of sport training. This book takes on the most difficult task of blending state-of-the-art science with practical application. The effort is both elegant and easily usable. This book will be a classic among top coaches."

William A. Sands, PhD
Head - Sport Biomechanics and Engineering
U.S. Olympic Committee, Sport Science

"Work capacity, strength, speed, agility, quickness, plyometrics, coordination, skill, and program design have never been presented in a more intelligent and useable manner. Vern Gambetta has written the blueprint to creating successful athletes.

Tim Lang
Strength & Conditioning coach
DePaul University

"Athletic Development is an excellent presentation of Vern Gambetta's time-tested methods. It will help coaches design sport-specific programs that get results. Apply the information in this book and watch your athletes succeed!"

Jose Vazquez
Head Strength Coach
Texas Rangers

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Human Kinetics; First edition (November 29, 2006)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 312 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0736051007
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0736051002
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.45 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7 x 0.73 x 10 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
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