Confidently diagnose, correct, and program athletes for higher speeds at any level, in any team sport.
“ALTIS did a great job of creating a one-stop-shop for speed.”
- Matt Gildersleeve, University of Buffalo Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
There’s no single, organized resource to help you deliver more effective speed development to your team athletes.
What you do find lacks in practical application.
There’s some information to explain WHAT you should train — but to create those game-defining moments that are the difference between victory and defeat — you need to understand the HOW and WHY behind speed.
“ALTIS is a beacon of pragmatic, experience-rich coaches who offer a myriad of adaptable solutions for ANY coach interested in the realm of performance. ALTIS has always appealed to me because of their simplicity and honesty.”
- Brett Bartholomew, Best-selling author, Art of Coaching
But Sports Performance—especially speed—is complex. It’s not just about running as fast as you can. It’s not taking what you know about track-speed and transferring it directly to the field of play.
You know this, or you wouldn’t be here looking for a way to:
Navigate the complexities of speed coaching instead of defaulting to simplified programs that don’t deliver
Understand the biomechanics of speed and technical models so you can explain and implement them quickly
Diagnose athlete issues and confidently prescribe suitable corrections so you don’t risk injuries
Learn practical knowledge to design better programs and continually adjust for context
Confidently coach your athletes so they can be stronger, faster, and healthier in-season and out
Need For Speed Core Training
3 core training modules - or Books - take you step-by-step through the science & practice of speed in team sports. Change your understanding of what speed is, why it’s important - and how to improve it in every player you coach.
Case Studies & Practical Examples
From ALTIS coaches and renowned expert contributors who’ve spent decades improving the speed of with the world’s top professional athletes and Olympians.
Dedicated Course Facilitator
ALTIS Programs Director Nick Ward answers questions and gives guidance in the Facebook group, wherever you are in the course.
Official Certificate & NCSA CEU approved
Showcase your expanded knowledge with an official Certificate of Completion and apply for 2.0 Category C CEUs.
Private Online Community Support
Exclusive access to the ALTIS Community online. Our space is a Mighty Network where you can network and collaborate with over 3,200 coaches from across the globe, ready to support you when you need it.
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Need For Speed is the combined expertise of Coaches Stuart McMillan and Dan Pfaff, plus an ALTIS staff with 150+ years of cumulative coaching experience.
Together, the team has coached 100+ Olympians to win 56 Olympic medals. They currently consult on speed for professional teams across the MLB, NFL, NHL, AFL, and English Premier League.
This course is developed through experience, research, conversation, and collaboration with 30+ leading team sport speed experts from around the world.
“With so many questions being asked about how to develop effective, usable speed qualities in team sport athletes, no other resource out there is as holistic in answering these questions as ALTIS Need For Speed.”
- Cam Josse, Indiana University Athletic Performance Coach
“I have a better grasp on speed thought processes and how to apply them to team sport—a new lens through which to make decisions about what I’m spending time on and if it’s really going to help us in our sport.”
- Matt Gildersleeve, Kansas U Football Director of Sports Performance
“I’m a lot more confident in prioritizing technical corrections, particularly with upright running.”
- Shaun Maloney, Belgium National Team Coach
And answers to other smart questions...
We’ve designed Need For Speed so it can impact your coaching on day 1. Get ready to have it influence your coaching programs immediately!
The Need for Speed Course is geared toward S&C / Fitness Coaches who focus specifically on Team Sports, while the Foundation & Essentials Courses are general courses for all Coaches. Need for Speed first asks the question 'what speed is in relation to team sports?' - as it is defined very differently from simple track and field linear speed. Secondly, it describes why it is important to team sports - with in-depth review of biomechanics and motor learning as it relates to the chaos of team sports specifically. And finally, it shares how we develop speed with the team sports that we consult with - taking a first principles approach that can be applied by all coaches - without any prior sprint expertise, per se.
Coaching the Short Sprints is written specifically for Track & Field Coaches, while Need for Speed is written specifically for those who work in Team Sport. So, if you are only interested in sprinting (the sport), rather than speed for team sport athletes, Coaching the Short Sprints is the Course for you. (However, that's not to say you wouldn't benefit from understanding how sprinting and speed in Team Sports differs!)
No, you can choose to enroll at any time you like, and complete the course according to whatever timeline suits you. There is no time limit for completion, and you can study at your own pace.
The core course reading / watching / session debriefs includes approximately 45 hours of content. Optional learning activities represent an additional time commitment of the same. We estimate if all activities are completed, it would take most learners around 90 days to complete.
No - all learning activities are optional. You can choose to follow the structured path that we have provided and complete the formative learning activities, or navigate your own route through the content.
At the end of each ‘Book’, we provide a summative assessment in the form of structured multiple choice learning checks which can be taken in your own time. These are all online. To pass the tests you must gain a score of 70% or above. If you fail the first time, you are able to retake. However, these are not compulsory, and can be omitted. They are designed purely to support your learning.
All the content is delivered online-only, so you can study anywhere in the world. By choosing this format we have been able to create a multi-faceted approach to learning which includes videos and films as part of the course content, rather than just text and graphics.
Yes, we welcome anyone from anywhere to enroll.
Yes - all learners receive an ALTIS Certificate on Completion of the course.
ALTIS is a global coach and athlete education and performance brand renowned for quality. Your certificate of completion provides recognition of you having acquired Foundational skills to the quality level associated with the ALTIS brand.
Yes, this course is NSCA Accredited, and is approved for 2.0 NSCA CEUs in Category C.
Yes, there is no time limit to your login. Once you have completed the course you will continue to have access for reference and revision purposes. This includes all and any additions we make over time.
No, it is not possible to download the course materials at this time. Instead, everything is provided on the digital platform, and can be easily accessed from there.
Both! Each of the Performance Trinity Courses addresses a fundamental area that we at ALTIS feel are an essential pillar to complete a practitioner’s understanding of the full demands of performance sports. If you do all three you will have a very comprehensive picture of these important areas of study, however, they can of course be taken alone. They are all individual courses, designed uniquely, however, they reference and complement each other by design. Many of our course members have indeed commented on how well they all fit together.
Need For Speed is everything we know about team sport speed. We’re so confident this Course will make it easier to get your team athletes better results — that we’ll refund your money, no questions asked, if you let us know within 30 days that it’s not for you.
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- Loren Landow, Head of Strength & Conditioning, Denver Broncos
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