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COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE

 

Gabe’s method has a proven track record.  It produced:

• Eight professional #1’s
• Twenty-seven Top 10 professionals
• Several Top 100 professionals
• Hundreds of Division I collegiate players.

The method is based on working with the student’s goals for the distant future and then working backwards to the present.  The focus is establishing priorities, developing routines, and practices that reinforce an incredible work ethic, dogged preparation, and constant monitoring.  Gabe believes there is a direct correlation between planning and work and achievement.  The best way to help the student reach his/her goal is to be organized with deep respect for quality, total attention to the student’s personal needs, and a unrelenting commitment to continual improvement in helping the student his/her goal.

Gabe’s ability to push himself, his staff, and his students to the limit day after day, and to do so effectively, is a trait he has been cultivating throughout his entire life.

“It takes 10 years of extensive training to excel in anything”

– Herbert-Simon, Nobel Laureate

 

 

 

 

• The perception of ourselves is very clear: 

” WE ARE COACHES, WE MAKE CHAMPIONS”

• We work with high goals in mind and we have the intensity, the knowledge, the experience, the passion to achieve them.

• Our PROVEN system will accelerate the students progress.

• Gabe’s system combines the balance of “The Five Principles to develop an athlete ”, in addition to using the following components: Team, Technical, Tactical, Physical, Mental Preparation, Tournament Scheduling and a clear road map.

• The balance and combination of these principles and components is critical in developing a complete athlete ready to succeed in competition and achieve his/her goals.

 

 

 

 

• Our system is about creating champions by creating an energizing environment where the students believe in themselves and are treated with respect.

• Our approach is based on self respect and self esteem.

• We create a positive learning environment for students, and we have to see more than the students see in themselves. The best thing we can do is see students’ talent unfold to its full potential.

• We as coaches have a sense of urgency of now, as there is only one now – we have to do it NOW.

• Our practices are nonstop, full of intensity, demanding and very close to perfect.

• Our workouts have to be done with great speed and intensity. Coaches have to give instant feedback. Don’t stop the drill to show some technical error, or to praise; don’t interrupt the flow of practice.

• Give the students short and clear information and keep the ball going, the lessons that the players teach themselves are more powerful than anything the coach may say.

 

 

 

 

 

To be able to succeed, all athletes need a “support team,” which includes:

•The parents

•Head coach

•Traveling coach

•Conditioning coach

•Mental conditioning coach

•Nutritionist

•Medical Doctor

•Physiotherapist

•Racquet Technician which is the person in charge of the rackets, weight, balance, strings

•Education Coordinator person in charge of the education

•Later in their careers, a Sports Agent

Individuality and specific

 

Each student needs his/her personal training plan, based on his/her personal goals.  Our method takes into consideration the different needs of all levels of players, from the novice to the professional athlete.  Our students keep a journal with specific rating systems that help us apply this plan more intelligently.  We plan the student’s personal Periodization program beginning with his/her goals for the distant future and working backwards to the present.

Our Periodization Method is divided into three cycles: the Macro Cycle (the long-term plan), the Mezzo Cycle (partial planning in the short term, keeping in mind the overall objective of the Macro Cycle), and the Micro Cycle (includes the fundamental parts of the training).  During the Micro Cycle, we organize the sessions in accordance to the biological results of the athlete.”

We grow talent

 

 

Growing talent

The champions creed

Making champions

The farm system

GROWING TALENT

    •    We must make our students believe, make them proud, make them champions.

    •    Set a standard of performance in every practice and make sure the coaches and students meet it. Coaches need to develop a work ethic that is second to none, and then transfer that work ethic to the students.  Coaches have to demand from the students to hit every ball as well as they can do it. This daily work ethic will make the difference.

    •    The goal is to create a hot bed from the ground up, without the assistance of any super star. Our academy is a hot bed for champions, I want all the students to watch and listen to the better players.

    •    Using the farm system knowing that all of us are prewired to imitate. When the lower groups see the older ones, better players in action, this will have a big effect on their own skills.

    •    When students know that that it is rough, that the workouts are hard, that they know that we want to make champions, they get motivated.

    •    Coaches have to make students understand that it is not about winning or losing, it is about improving every day as players to become champions.

The champions creed

 

    •    Champions are born not made.

    •    Champions have a presence larger than life, elegant walk, straight back, aura of confidence.

    •    Since early age the Champions have a very professional attitude towards the work.

    •    Champions pay close attention to technique: Strokes and Movement.

    •    Champions are always trying to improve all aspects of their game: technical, physical and mental. Mental clarity in practice and matches.

    •    Champions are responsible for their own work-outs and results, they give you “no excuses and no explanations”.

    •    Champions persevere, work hard every and always set specific training goals.

    •    Champions make the coaches work harder through their own work ethic. Champions are very demanding.

    •    Champions are students of the game; they know their style of play and can figure out the opponent’s weapons and weaknesses very quickly.

    •    Champions love the sport.

    •    Champions love competition.

Champions play with no fear, in general champions are very aggressive and take advantage of opportunities right away.

    •    Champions act quickly, make the right decisions, execute flawlessly and are not afraid to make decisions.

    •    Champions forget fast, champions don’t think too much about mistakes or past bad experiences, they learn and move on.

    •    Champions are Positive, Selfish, Self-belief, Self-reliance.

    •    Champions have very high goals that they set for themselves.

    •    Champions have high respect and appreciation for their team.

MAKING CHAMPIONS

    •    We must make our students believe, make them proud, make them champions.

    •    Set a standard of performance in every practice and make sure the coaches and students meet it. Coaches need to develop a work ethic that is second to none, and then transfer that work ethic to the students.

    •    Coaches have to demand from the students to hit every ball as well as they can do it. This daily work ethic will make the difference.

    •    The goal is to create a hot bed from the ground up, without the assistance of any super star. Our academy is a hot bed for champions, I want all the students to watch and listen to the better players.

    •    Using the farm system knowing that all of us are prewired to imitate. When the lower groups see the older ones, better players in action, this will have a big effect on their own skills.

    •    When students know that that it is rough, that the workouts are hard, that they know that we want to make champions, they get motivated

    •    Coaches have to make students understand that it is not about winning or losing, it is about improving every day as players to become champions.

 

THE FARM SYSTEM

    •    The “Farm System” is a nickname used by Major League Baseball teams for the system they use to develop talent.  Gabe utilizes a very similar “farm system.”

    •    Gabe’s vision is to ‘’grow talent’’.

    •    Over the past 30 years, we have produced a highly successful “farm system.”  We have a proven track record for developing champions.

    •    Collegiate players, professionals, and super stars have all been the result of our “farm system.”

    •    Gabe monitors our players on an ongoing basis to see how well they handle the instruction and how they compete under pressure

    •    In most academies, the top players play only amongst themselves.  Our “farm system” encourages the top players to play against everyone, allowing for the full benefit and development of all the players.

    •    This system teaches the top players discipline.  When they practice with the “farm,” the practices are designed with the top players’ needs and goals in mind.

    •    This system gives the secondary players confidence and allows them to hit against heavier, faster balls.  It gives them the experience of a “pro ball.”

    •    The players in the farm improve through communication and movement inside the system.  It creates an environment that thrives on communication, competition, goal-setting, and determination.

    •    Developing champions is what we do.  Our “farm system” plays an invaluable role in this process.

    •    The Farm System is what we use to develop each student into the champion they want to be. The results speak for themselves.

    •    We are constantly searching for talent to build the strength of our “farm.”

    •    Our goal is to maintain a power-house “farm system.”