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.
Despite what some coaches think it is not about you the
coach. Lest we forget, it is about the athlete. Any good program recognizes
that it is athlete centered and coach driven. The athlete is the reason we are
coaching. Our effectiveness as a coach and the athlete’s success is highly
dependent on our emotional intelligence. It is how we communicate, how we
motivate that helps propel the athlete to greatness. Technical knowledge is
important but if you can’t impart that knowledge what good is it. Step back and
put the spotlight squarely on the athlete and do everything ethically in your power
to get them to be the best they can be. And don’t forget it is a journey.