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Is it worth it?

I have been consistently challenged in multiple environments.   The two biggest challenges for me in scale and scope are constant battles with: Administration silos / scope of practice, etc. Support agencies around the athlete I have fought constant battles with NGBs, Olympic Committees, meet promoters, legislation issues, and world-politic.  On the support side, endless and inane conflicts from agents, sponsors, parents,...

3 steps to being a good mentor

Mentorship is something that lots of folks talk about, and lots of folks appreciate the importance of - but there are really few effective structured mentorship programs in coaching education.   Costs, time allotments for both parties, rules and regulations by governing bodies, a dearth of true educators in leadership roles, the lack of reward for doing mentorships other than self-gratification,...

Let’s Connect

Introducing our new Membership — ALTIS Connect We are re-imagining The ALTIS Membership. You might be familiar with ALTIS 360 — our on-line portal consisting of 100s of hours of amazing video content — ranging from presentations from our own staff and many of our expert friends from around the world, to behind the scenes training footage, to exclusive access...

Reflection as an Osteopath Intern

Early Days I think it all started when I was 14-15 years old; I had always dreamt of coming to the States, where huge stadiums exist and University athletic departments are bigger than the small cities in Italy. It was especially incredible to think about these types of structures compared to Italy where sport development programs start at a young...

Sprint Science Categorization

This short post is meant to accompany a two-part article I wrote for SportSmith HQ - where I updated my thoughts on my push-pull categorization.    In sport, we use categories all the time: through placing things into categories (‘categorization’), we are better able to recognize, differentiate, and understand the complex systems we interact with. A number of categorization systems already...

Shapes

Previously, we reviewed the rules of acceleration and upright sprinting. We have also discussed our framework to help us make decisions on how we can improve our players. Before we decide how, we need to know what it is specifically we want to change. We need to assess — or analyze. In this 40 minute session, you will learn to...

Our Team has grown! – Meet Aasha and Tameka

As you may have heard back in June, we are making some exciting changes, and moving our center of operations to Atlanta, Georgia - but that’s not all! .  We have recently added two amazing women to our staff.  Meet Aasha and Tameka! Aasha Marler Media and Marketing Manager Aasha Marler has joined the team as our Media and Marketing Manager. Aasha...

Introducing an incredible Mentorship Faculty!

If you’ve read my last couple of emails, you will know that we are soon launching a new Mentorship Program.   Thus far, through the ALTIS education platform, we have written almost all of the Courses ourselves.  With the exception of a few of the track & field Courses, the expertise required to write these Courses has existed within our own...

What’s wrong with coaching education?

A quick word on coaching education: The sport performance industry has traditionally valued what has been termed ‘technical skills’ (knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, etc.), and thus has developed accreditation processes based upon Courses that teach these skills.  More and more, however, employers are prioritizing the character of their employees, and are less-interested in the typical technical course certification processes.  ...

In coaching, “how” is more important than “what”

Over the last few weeks, I have been talking to a few of my friends in leadership positions in sport around the world, as well as sharing a post on my Twitter account, about what type of things they value in new coaches. My goal in this - besides simply interest - was to better understand what the types of...