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Structural Integrity / Tolerance

'Structural integrity' refers to the synergistic capacity of musculoskeletal (MSK) chains to operate in balance for effective force transfer and movement efficiency. 'Structural tolerance' refers to the capacity of tendons, ligaments and joints to withstand a progressive increase in physical training and muscle work. It is the ability of these tissues to resist fatigue and injury. This capacity is essential...

Celebrating International Women’s Day

ALTIS have teamed up with The Female Coaching Network (FCN) for this year's International Women's Day (IWD), to celebrate the community of female Track & Field coaches around the globe. Female coaches in Track & Field are under-represented, particularly at the elite end of the sport. During the World Athletics Championships in 2019, less than 2% of all competing athletes had...

Inaugural Women in Coaching Mentorship kicks off

We care deeply about supporting female coaches, and have been disappointed by the pace of change in the support being made available to women in coaching. Yes, there have been some monumental improvements in the last 30-40 years - but they are far and few between. A recent study ‘Achieving Gender Equity in High Performance Athletics Coaching in the U.K’  shared...

ALTIS Foundation Scholarship Award

Phoenix, AZ, February 5, 2021 – ALTIS, and the ALTIS Foundation, are proud to announce the inaugural recipient of the ALTIS Foundation Scholarship Award - The Track and Field Program at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU), located in Charlotte, North Carolina. In keeping with the Foundation’s terms, the $50,000 grant will be distributed in four annual installments of $12,500, through...

Unique Abilities

An athlete’s unique abilities are those factors that co-exist and interact to form the athlete’s ‘authentic movement solution’.  There are both internal and external factors that make coaching each athlete unique.  Their structure, their force-producing abilities, their coordination, and their current technical understanding of the task at hand means that movement solutions are individual.  Their relative levels of neuromuscular and cardiovascular...

ALTIS 1080 Motion giveaway — and the winner is …

You will remember that late last year, we announced that we would be giving our prized 1080 away. Yes - giving it away! And no - we are not crazy! We simply thought that it would be a pretty cool thing to reward an awesome group with technology that they might not be able to afford otherwise. The 1080 is...

Strength and Endurance – Strange Bedfellows?

The following is an excerpt from the digital Course, Coaching the Endurance Events. Check it out here! “What about the added body mass? Won’t this make my runners slow?” This question highlights a legitimate concern, and has been used as justification for distance runners to not lift weights for decades.  The most simple explanation for this is that the majority of...

Sprinting: It’s Just Like Riding A Bike … Until It’s Not

“It’s just like riding a bike” This is a phrase that refers to a learned skill that is retained over time; if you learned how to ride a bike as a kid, even years later, it's hard to forget.   You have probably ridden a bike, and can attest to the above — but have you ever taught someone else how...

Changing Lives Beyond the Weight Room

Strength and Conditioning is about much more than just force outputs and fitness tests targeting high performance.  This was the topic of discussion when Dave Hembrough joined Jason Hettler for a recent ALTIS podcast episode.  In the early stages of Dave’s career he found himself working with a variety of athletes at the Olympic, Commonwealth, and World Championship levels. This...

The Coach’s Eye

The following is an excerpt from the Need for Speed digital course. When you watch an athlete move, where do your eyes go? What are you looking for? Do you have a consistent pattern of analysis? Where do you stand? What plane do you observe most? Where do you start looking?  The feet, the hips, the shoulders? What are you most comfortable watching?...
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