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.
Focus clearly only on what needs to be done to get training results
that translate in competition performance. This demands focus on the training tasks
that are meaningful. Eliminate the nice to do activities that make you tired
but don’t make you better. It is so trite to say but less is more. Find out what
works and keep fine-tuning and tweaking that to achieve continual adaptation. Variety
and variation for the sake of variety will lead to mixed results. Have a very specific
objective for each workout. Everything in the workout should be in pursuit of
that objective. At the end of the workout evaluate – was the objective achieved?
if so why? If not why not? Adjust subsequent training accordingly. Always put
the workout in context of the whole training plan, never lose sight of the cumulative
effect of training. As I have said many times in this blog one workout cannot make an
athlete, but one workout can break an athlete.