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.
Training is a process. It is a process of blending all
components of training into a useable whole to allow adaption in pursuit of
competition goals. Every bit of training big and small counts. The art is assembling
those bits so that they fit together seamlessly. Perhaps the most important thing to remember is that all components
of training must trained during all phases of the training year. That being
said it should be obvious that each component cannot receive equal emphasis.
There must be proportionality to ensure continual adaptation. Pay attention to
all the bits and make sure they all count.