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“The key to success is preparation” – a Q&A with Rashad Williams

Following Rashad Williams’ recent Shot Put PR of 18.46m - adding 1.31m to his 2013 outdoor best, we thought it a great time to sit down and get to know a little more about the 24 year old Central Connecticut State graduate. In this Q&A we find out what motivated him to move from his New England home to Phoenix,...

First Week in Paradise…

Following on from Coach Andy Brittan's reflections on the Welsh Throws Camp at Altis, Coach Matt Elias - Welsh Event Group Lead for Sprints & Hurdles - blogs about his first week onsite at Altis. "Well, first week in Paradise Valley; the home of Altis to be precise. First impressions can often be deceiving, but not here!!! The set up...

Training Camp at Altis – a Coach’s perspective

Whilst the Welsh Athletics Sprints group headed by Coach Matt Elias are currently enjoying the perfect training conditions onsite in Phoenix, Welsh Athletics National Event Group Lead for Throws - Andy Brittan - and the Welsh Throws squad recently returned home following a 3 week training camp at Altis. We asked Coach Brittan to take a look back on the...

Heather Hamilton on life, Pole Vault and Altis

Canadian Pole Vaulter Heather Hamilton has enjoyed many successes in her career so far. Most notably, in 2013, the 26 year old won the Canadian National Championships, the Canadian Track League, and claimed a bronze medal at the Francophone Games. In addition to her success in Track and Field Heather also has a business degree from the Schulich School of...

Jeshua Anderson: 5 tips for young College Athletes

After a stand out high school and college career on the track, 400m hurdler Jeshua Anderson, moved to Phoenix to begin his professional career under the guidance of Dan Pfaff, Stuart McMillan and Andreas Behm. Having won 3 NCAA titles, 4 Pac-10 titles and an National American title whilst at Washington State, Jeshua has been putting his experience to good...

Winter Update

As the days get longer and the mercury rises in Arizona, we took the time to sit down and look back on what has been a phenomenal winter & start to 2014 for Altis – one which has seen our athletes bring home 3 Olympic Medals, 1 World Indoor Championship Medal, post 6 National Records and set 9 Personal Records....

Reflections on a year at Altis – Dr Nick Porterfield

Altis is renowned for the expertise of its medical staff and therapists: Chiropractor and Manual Therapy specialist Dr Nick Porterfield is no exception. Nick has played an integral role in the preparation of athletes at Altis in the past year. In this article Dr Porterfield reflects on time he has spent at the Center so far, and offers an insightful...

Andreas Behm – 5 tips for aspiring young coaches

Energetic, intelligent, driven - Andreas Behm is the epitome of a professional coach, who has achieved outstanding success in his own career despite his relative youth in the profession. Following an eight year stretch holding a position with the Texas A&M Track & Field Program, Coach Behm joined Altis in 2013 as Recruitment Director & Sprints and Hurdles Coach. Andreas’...

More National Records for Altis Athletes

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona – National Records fell for the second time in a month this weekend as Altis athletes took advantage of Northern Arizona University's final meet of the indoor season. Korean hurdlers Tae-Kyong Park and Hye-Lim Jung once again lowered their own National Indoor Records to 7.78s and 8.32s respectively in the 60m Hurdles. Both marks further improved on the...

6 take-homes from the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi by Stuart McMillan

After an incredibly successful medal haul at the Winter Olympic games, Altis Performance Director Stuart McMillan sat down to reflect on the games and outlined 6 take-homes from Sochi. Get out of the way When you work with athletes like Kaillie Humphries, Elana Meyers, and Lauryn Williams - I just try get out of the way, and try not to...
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