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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...

We’re Moving!

After 8 great years in Phoenix, we are excited to announce that we are moving our center of operations to Atlanta, Georgia.   Phoenix has been a wonderful home for us, and we have really loved being there.  We will forever cherish the friendships we have made with the great folks at Paradise Valley Community College, Movement Restoration, and especially,...

Bandwagon-Jumping and Virtue-Signaling

When a reply to a recent email simply read “BANDWAGON JUMPER!” (yes - in all caps), I wasn’t surprised - but, as someone who values complexity and nuance - I was disappointed.  In the last couple of weeks, we have received a ton of positive feedback on our latest efforts to support women and minority coaches.  In addition, we have...

How a Great Mentor Can Change your Life

If I had to point to one reason I have enjoyed a successful coaching career, I would say because I have been well-mentored.  Let me explain.  Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. It is the cornerstone to develop expertise in a profession.  Without...

The Coach’s Eye

Coach Pfaff has mentored 1000s of coaches and therapists over the course of his career. He is respected as an elite teacher of biomechanics and training theory, all while consulting with numerous professional sports teams and organizations. In addition to all of this, he is probably most known for his ability to assess movement and identify not only aberrations, but...
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