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Good to great: A coach’s perspective on how to achieve success in post Collegiate Track & Field.

After having gained an athlete’s perspective last week on how to transition effectively to the world stage during the post Collegiate years, we decided to even up the score and seek out a coach’s standpoint on the topic... So, we spoke to a coach who has successfully forged the path from Collegiate performance to the pinnacle of success on the...

Lauryn Williams Q&A: the transition from Collegiate to pro Track & Field

For graduating seniors, this is a very exciting, but often intimidating and confusing time of the year. For those who have had a successful NCAA career, the transition from the NCAA ranks to a professional career in our great sport brings about many unfamiliar circumstances, and often difficult decisions. Paramount of these are deciding on the training group/coaching set-up, and...

Coach Dan Pfaff on what drives successful performance under pressure

An expert in multiple realms, Coach Dan Pfaff is a world leader in high performance coaching. Known for his extraordinary observational abilities both on and off the track, Dan is an erudite spectator of people and behaviors. With over 40 years’ experience working across the globe, Dan has coached across multiple event groups and populations - within a melting pot...

A pocket guide to coaching wisdom

This past week saw the final Apprentice Coach Program of the 2013-14 Season. What began in the fall as a fairly unstructured, informal opportunity for coaches to spend time in an elite environment has morphed into undoubtedly the premier track & field coaching education experience in the world. A program geared towards all levels of coach from all sports (although...

An interview with Altis Assistant Throws Coach – Nick Sheuerman

A former collegiate thrower who has coached in facilities from Iowa to Wales - Coach Sheuerman has a colourful background and a story to tell. As Assistant Throws Coach at Altis, Nick is tasked with coaching the Semi Professional and Scholarship throwers, as well as being heavily involved in directing and organizing the Apprentice Coach Program and newly created Intern...

Tyler Goodale on a week at Altis

Tyler Goodale is Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific where he works with national team athletes from Rowing Canada, Swimming Canada, Diving Canada and Rugby Canada. A graduate of both the University of Manitoba and the University of Victoria, Tyler is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA, as well as a...

A chat with Welsh National Performance Coach – Scott Simpson

As part of Altis' partnership with Welsh Athletics, we have been welcoming groups of athletes & coaches from Wales onsite for training camps for the past 6 months. Having just said goodbye to our final group prior to them commencing their final tuning for the Commonwealth Games in July, we sat down with National Performance Coach – Scott Simpson for...

A Q&A with Zac Brouillette

As Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at Ohio Univeristy, Zac Brouillette is an experienced coaching professional who plays an important role in aiding the implementation of the University's strength and conditioning program. Formerly a Graduate Assistant at Iowa State, Brouillette is now tasked with supporting the design and delivery of a year round S&C program for the Ohio Bobcats football...

The road to Glasgow – an interview with Emily Dudgeon

Emily Dudgeon is a third year undergraduate reading Medicine at Clare College, Cambridge. Originally from Edinburgh she has already been recognized as one of Britain’s hopeful 800m athletes for the 2016 Olympic Games. Coached by Stuart Hogg since 2011, Emily achieved a 6th place finish in the 800m at the World Junior Championships in 2012, as well as finishing 4th...

From New Zealand to Scotland – a Q&A with High Jumper Sarah Cowley

As she sat and watched the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, a young girl from New Zealand was mesmerized by Track and Field. 20 years later, Sarah Cowley's Olympic dream was realized in person - as she walked into the stadium at the 2012 London Olympic Games to compete in the Heptathlon. Since competing in the 2012 Games as a Multi...

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