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.
If you look at the history of Europe you will see that
effects of incest when the various members of royal families intermarried among
first cousins and relatives. The result was idiocy. This is what I see in many
areas of physical performance, rehabilitation and pseudo sport science today.
You have too many people who are in effect marrying their first cousins by
passing around the same ideas, never going outside their sphere of influence
and not thinking critically. It could also be called the bobblehead doll
syndrome. A guru will make a statement and everyone in the room nods their
heads in agreement, with out any thought. We all need to wake up and look at
the effects of this. It is creating idiocy in coaching, training and some areas
of sport science. The solution is to know and understand foundational
scientific and pedagogical principles and put them into practice. Don’t follow
personalities follow principles and think critically, challenge ideas don’t
just follow the crowd.