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3 simple methods to see better results – a quick Q&A with Coach Pfaff

Q: How can Coaches recognize familiar patterns of movement quickly and accurately? Study, study, study: There is no shortcut - this is a skill that has to be learned. Watch films of the best performers across male, female, and different age groups. Watch in real time, watch slow motion, then break it down, and make kinograms to help you better...

Meet the neighbors

How often do you speak to your neighbors?   Do you even know them? Research shows that most Americans don’t trust their neighbors.   Why not? And what has this to do with speed, you ask? Today we will discuss the relevance of an increasingly isolated world, and how that might affect your understanding of lots of things as they relate to...

Struggling with skill

I alluded to this a few weeks back, and promised I was going to get back to it — which is what I’ll do today: talk about speed, why we should treat it with the respect it deserves, and how — through understanding one simple rule — you can better teach it.   So first, the rule: speed is both a...

“Keep calm and carry on”

“Keep calm and carry on.”  So the famous British WWII slogan goes.  But what’s it got to do with us? Well, most track & field teams and groups are currently in the midst of their general fall training period. It’s an exciting time of rebirth, with fresh promise towards a new season.  It is also the time for installation -...

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...