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Coach Chidi Enyia on Acceleration development

Chidi Enyia is a sprints Coach at Altis. He made the move to Phoenix in September 2014 following a successful term at Southern Illinois University, where he served as a Sprints Coach for four seasons. In this article, Coach Enyia introduces how acceleration is taught at Altis - beginning with block setup. “While exploring the important qualities necessary for success...

Dan Pfaff on competition-time coaching

Last July, on a decidedly damp summer afternoon in Glasgow during the 20th Commonwealth Games, Coach Pfaff and I were sat in an apartment overlooking Hampden Park Stadium. Whilst listening to the nearby roar of the crowd as a home town girl clenched gold, Dan and I had been chatting about the Scottish weather and relative merits of local coffee...

Lessons learned: A Q&A with fitness expert Joy Victoria following her week at the ALTIS

A former S&C Coach, Joy Victoria found her passion for fitness early on in life. Currently working as a personal trainer at Equinox Gym, Toronto, Joy’s love for the field and obsessive drive to seek out the best minds has made her a trusted source of information in the world of fitness. This drive to seek out the best is...

Good to great: A coach’s perspective on how to achieve success in post Collegiate Track & Field.

Following on from last week’s chat with Lauryn Williams we decided to continue upon theme of what drives successful performance. After having gained an athlete’s perspective on how to transition effectively to the world stage during the post Collegiate years, we decided to even up the score and seek out a coach’s standpoint on the topic. So, we spoke to...

Lauryn Williams Q&A: the transition from Collegiate to pro Track & Field

For graduating seniors, this is a very exciting, but often intimidating and confusing time of the year. For those who have had a successful NCAA career, the transition from the NCAA ranks to a professional career in our great sport brings about many unfamiliar circumstances, and often difficult decisions. Paramount of these are deciding on the training group/coaching set-up, and...

Coach Dan Pfaff on what drives successful performance under pressure

An expert in multiple realms, Coach Dan Pfaff is a world leader in high performance coaching. Known for his extraordinary observational abilities both on and off the track, Dan is an erudite spectator of people and behaviors. With over 40 years’ experience working across the globe, Dan has coached across multiple event groups and populations - within a melting pot...

A pocket guide to coaching wisdom

This past week saw the final Apprentice Coach Program of the 2013-14 Season. What began in the fall as a fairly unstructured, informal opportunity for coaches to spend time in an elite environment has morphed into undoubtedly the premier track & field coaching education experience in the world. A program geared towards all levels of coach from all sports (although...

Tyler Goodale on a week at Altis

Tyler Goodale is Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific where he works with national team athletes from Rowing Canada, Swimming Canada, Diving Canada and Rugby Canada. A graduate of both the University of Manitoba and the University of Victoria, Tyler is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA, as well as a...

A chat with Welsh National Performance Coach – Scott Simpson

As part of Altis' partnership with Welsh Athletics, we have been welcoming groups of athletes & coaches from Wales onsite for training camps for the past 6 months. Having just said goodbye to our final group prior to them commencing their final tuning for the Commonwealth Games in July, we sat down with National Performance Coach – Scott Simpson for...

A Q&A with Zac Brouillette

As Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at Ohio Univeristy, Zac Brouillette is an experienced coaching professional who plays an important role in aiding the implementation of the University's strength and conditioning program. Formerly a Graduate Assistant at Iowa State, Brouillette is now tasked with supporting the design and delivery of a year round S&C program for the Ohio Bobcats football...
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