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.
Effective coaching is about sending and receiving messages.
Notice I said sending and receiving. It is a two way process. Effective messages are clear, on point and brief. The message should be conveyed with
appropriate emotion and content that elicits the desired action or response.
Words create images and images create action so select the words carefully to
communicate the message you desire. Don’t forget body language and tone of voice,
they often speak louder than any words. If the message is in writing select the
words even more carefully, make it more brief and exact than a verbal message.
Ultimately the effect of the message is based on what the receiver of the
message hears and sees not what you say or do. Sometimes it is not what you say
as much as how you say it that counts.