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.
Coaching is teaching, no one epitomized this more than John Wooden. Wooden always described his job as teacher, not coach. here is Kareem
Abdul-Jabbar talking about his coach, John Wooden.
“He broke basketball down to its basic elements,” Abdul-Jabbar wrote in The New
York Times in 2000. “He always told us basketball was a simple game, but his
ability to make the game simple was part of his genius.” Abdul-Jabbar recalled that there “was no
ranting and raving, no histrionics or theatrics.” He continued: “To lead the
way Coach Wooden led takes a tremendous amount of faith. He was almost mystical
in his approach, yet that approach only strengthened our confidence. Coach
Wooden enjoyed winning, but he did not put winning above everything. He was
more concerned that we became successful as human beings that we earned our degrees
that we learned to make the right choices as adults and as parents. “In essence,” Abdul-Jabbar concluded, “he was
preparing us for life.”