Ellie Kormis
ALTIS Director of Education

Olympic Games – performance and pressure

Our post-Rio series of articles and interviews will blend experiences of the ALTIS athletes and coaches, with guest insights into themes relating to the Games. Kicking off this series is an interview with esteemed Coach, and friend of ALTIS  - Mike Hurst. Born in 1951, and raised in Sydney Australia, Mike is a Coach with over 35 years' experience in Track &...

Olympic holding camp ACP

We are excited to announce that bookings are now open for our special Olympic edition of the ALTIS Apprentice Coach Program. In conjunction with our Rio Olympic Games Holding Camp, we have a panel of renowned guest presenters set to speak at what promises to be an incredibly special ACP: Dr John Berardi, Dr Jeremy Koenig, Matt Jordan, Brett Bartholomew...

16 ALTIS Athletes headed for US Olympic Trials

The United States Olympic Team Trials - one of the greatest events in Track & Field - gets underway this Friday. Held in Eugene, Oregon at Hayward Field, the event will host approximately 1,100 athletes between July 1st and 10th. No domestic event holds more significance for athletes than this ten day event. For the 16 ALTIS athletes set to...

Olympic trials underway for ALTIS athletes this weekend

This week sees ALTIS once again go global, as athletes contest Championship meets in Africa, Trinidad, St Lucia and Great Britain. For others, Canada and San Diego are the destinations for this weekend, as athletes embark on their final competition preparations prior to the US Olympic Trials. June 22nd Aileen Meagher Track Classic - Halifax, Nova Scotia Dominique Booker finished...

ALTIS partners with Connor Sports

Phoenix, AZ - June 1st, 2016 - ALTIS is proud to announce a new partnership introducing Connor Sports as their official Track Surface Provider. Connor Sports, a US market leader in sports surfacing, have designed more sports surfacing systems than any other U.S. sports surfacing manufacturer. They boast a client base of international federations, Olympic organizing committees, professional sports teams,...

Communication – Maximizing Impact in Coaching

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that words have power: The effective use of words can fast-track learning, build emotional connections, develop mutual trust, and bolster positive coach-athlete relationships. Communication – the spectrum When thinking about communication, many of us think in the context of words alone. However, the way we communicate with the world has many more layers than that....

The road to ALTIS

This week's staff blog-post is written by Jerod Carnahan, who shares the route he took to becoming a Performance Therapy at ALTIS. As a Performance Therapist at ALTIS, the two questions that I get asked the most by visiting coaches or therapists are: Why did you become a therapist? How did you come to work with ALTIS? Likewise, people I...

World Leads tumble

Following on from some searing openers last week, this weekend saw another torrent of stand-out performances; including National Records, World Leads, an Olympic Qualifier, multiple Personal Records and Season's Best marks from ALTIS athletes across the West Coast. Mt. SAC Relays The 58th Annual event at the Cerritos Campus delivered on expectations, with a host of eye-opening performances from the...

Planning Year Round Training

PLANNING YEAR ROUND TRAINING Don’t be married to the paper - think outside the box… By Rohsaan Griffin Planning a long-range training scheme is a complex task: A task which should include thought processes considering multiple layers of progressions, plans, and contingencies. If considered carefully, long range plans can serve as a blueprint to shaping and directing athletic potential; tantamount...

Series 16: Aries Merritt

What better way to start Series 16, our new athlete-based feature, than an exclusive with World Record Holder and reigning Olympic Champion Aries Merritt. Aries has been an integral part of the success at ALTIS, his medal at the World Championships in Beijing last summer an unbelievable accomplishment given that he revealed he had been struggling with the biggest hurdle...
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