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About Vern

Vern is considered to be the Founding Father of Functional Sports Training

International Exposure: 
Lectured and consulted internationally in Australia, Europe, England, Japan and Canada.

Product Development: 
Involved in biomechanical analysis and product development with Nike. Product development and testing with Converse. Product development of Lycra power garment with Dupont.

Track & Field: 
Specializes in Coaching Multi-Events, Decathlon and Heptathlon. Consultant coach for Nike Oregon Project. Edited Track Technique, the technical journal of USA Track & Field. Associate editor of the IAAF technical journal, New Studies in Athletic. Co-founder of USA Track & Field coaching education program.

Director of Athletic Development, New York Mets. As Director of Conditioning pioneered conditioning for baseball with model program for Chicago White Sox. Consultant to Cincinnati Reds. University of Texas.

Assistant conditioning coach for Chicago Bulls. Conditioning coach for Canadian National men’s team and the Canadian women’s team.

Conditioning coach for Tampa Bay Mutiny. Conditioning Coach for US Men’s World Cup team. Conditioning coach for New England Revolution. Consultant to Chicago Fire. Consultant, University of Virginia Women’s Soccer. Consultant, University of North Carolina Women’s Soccer. 

Consulted with San Jose Sharks.

Conditioning coach for Monica Seles. Consultant Billy Stearns Tennis Academy, Sarasota, FL.

Consultant to Australian women’s softball, bronze medalists Olympics.

Consultant to the Carmel Swim Club, Harvard University Women's Swimmimg. Consultant to University of Michigan women’s swimming, Consultant, Kenyon College Swimming. Consultant to Mission Viejo Natadores.

Consultant to San Francisco Forty Niners. Kansas City Chiefs.

First Director of USA Track & Field coaching education program. Developed successful seminar series “Building and Rebuilding the Athlete” which is directed to physical therapists, athletic trainers, conditioning coaches, personal trainers and sport coaches. Served on Faculty of the National Coaching Institute in Canada.

Editor TAC Coaching Manual Authored of seven books "Hurdling and Steeplechasing", "How Women Runners Train", "The Complete Guide to Medicine Ball Training", "The Gambetta Method", "The 3S System – Soccer Speed", "Sport Specific Speed - The 3S System", and "Athletic Development".

Education & Certification: 
Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Physical Education, Stanford University, Calif. Standard Secondary Teaching Credential, History and Physical Education, UC Santa Barbara. Coaching Minor, University of California, Santa Barbara, Bachelor of Arts, Fresno State University, Social Science major, Physical Education minor, USAT&F Level II Sprint & Hurdle Coach and Jumps Coach USA Weightlifting Club Coach.