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Series 16: Fabrice Lapierre

As part of our Series 16, we caught up with Australian long jump star Fabrice Lapierre as he competes on the European circuit ahead of this summers' Olympic Games. Off the back of a World Championship silver medal in Beijing last year, Fabrice became one of the first ALTIS athletes to punch their ticket to Rio after winning the 2016...

Performance Therapy: What Is It and How Is It Applied?

By Dr Gerry Ramogida If you have followed the ALTIS Twitter feed and read Facebook posts or other articles in this blog-post series, you have likely seen the term “Performance Therapy,” with some description of how therapists are integrated into the training environment. But what is really meant by Performance Therapy? Is it a case of simply having treatment provided...

De Grasse on ALTIS, track & the Raptors!

After winning the 200m Diamond League race in Birmingham on Sunday, we caught up for an exclusive chat with Canadian sprint sensation Andre de Grasse. "I'm feeling pretty good about my run," reflected Andre. "It's been about going out there and executing my race." "I thought I could have done a lot better executing the bend part of my race....

Series 16: Sam Gordon

This week on Series 16, we caught up with young Welsh sprinter Sam Gordon who has visited ALTIS since 2013 as part of our partnership with Welsh Athletics. The relationship has flourished since its inception with Welsh coaches visiting the April Apprentice Coach Program (ACP) to help further their coaching knowledge, and a group of athletes training in Arizona for...

A fairytale from the city

Sport in England has been shaken the last few weeks, and at last it’s for really positive reasons… Leicester City FC. Nobody would believe it, and until it was mathematically clinched two weeks ago they didn’t. An unlikely story… a team who were written off as 5000/1 shots, who went on to win the English Premier League, leap-frogging the country’s...

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....

Sports Medicine: Acupuncture’s Role in Trackside Therapy

By Donna Rebadow, M.S., M.Ac., L.Ac., SMAC. Many of the ALTIS athletes and a few of the coaches call Sports Medicine Acupuncture “magic” because of how quickly it works and without medications, shots, or surgery. Often, results with them are seen in one treatment. In my view, Sports Medicine Acupuncture is about 90% science, anatomy, and physiology, and 10% magic....

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...

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...

Excuses are the Nails that Build the House of Failure

Formerly posted on Freelap USA, this week's blog-post - written by Laurier Primeau - explores the value of learning, and the impact of experience. As Track & Field coaches we’ve often heard that the best learning takes place not in formal educational settings, nor in coaching clinics; but in the opportunities one takes to sit down over a coffee with...
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