The Functional Path is a path that had been traveled many times before but had fallen out of use in favor of smoother paved roads that promised faster and easier results. Seeking to follow and better define the functional path is a continuing journey, fortunately it is a journey that many have traveled before. Functional Path training is getting back to the basics of movement. It is learning to tune into the body and it’s inherent wisdom to produce rhythmic flowing movement.
The mission of this program is to develop a cadre of experts to define the field of Athletic Development by educating professionals in foundational principles and methodology. Apprentorship = Apprenticeship + Mentorship, combines the features of both into a unique interactive blend of theory and practice in a five-day residential coaching school. This is an opportunity to observe, question, and explore the application of the Gambetta Method - Systematic Sport Development Model of training and injury rehabilitation.
I arrived in Spain yesterday morning. Flew into Madrid and then caught a connecting flight to Seville. I am here to speak at the Spanish Swim Coaches Conference this weekend. I am very excited to be here. Spain is a country I have always wanted to visit. I studied spanish history as part of my major in college so I am looking forward to visiting some of the historical sites in and around Seville. I am going to have get used to eating dinner after nine at night. I am usually in bed and asleep by that time. I am looking forward to the visit and the oportunity to share ideas and learn from the coaches here. I will be giving two presentations and a practical hands on "learn by doing" session. I will be speaking on Dryland Training - From Concept to Implementation and Coaching That Matters - Lessons on the art and science of coaching for optimal performance. Unfortunately the visit will be much too short as I return to the US on Monday, but now that I have seen Spain I very motivated to return.