Mentorship Phase I: Coaching Essentials

The Roadmap to a successful coaching career


Discover time-tested solutions and make strides towards a rewarding and fulfilling future.


The ALTIS Mentorship Phase I: Coaching Essentials is the first stage in the three-step ALTIS Mentorship Program.

It teaches you the Essential information you need to solve the coaching problems that are holding you back. 

You'll learn from the mistakes made by ALTIS Coaches earlier in their careers, giving you a time-tested framework to determine the factors most important to improving the performance and health of the athletes you coach: saving you time, energy, and money. 

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You'll be provided with a roadmap showing you how to direct your learning to improve your coaching ability and ultimately employability

You'll become part of an exclusive network that will challenge you to grow, expand your awareness of coaching, and link your experience to development skills

You'll learn core skills and tools that have true impact, taught by successful coaches with decades of international coaching experience

You'll get support from ALTIS Mentors who will help guide and direct you to become and reach the potential of the coach we know you can be

You'll move beyond boring tick-box exercises and meaningless certifications to gain difference-making knowledge

You'll build relationships with other coaches and sports performance professionals on a similar path by becoming part of the exclusive ALTIS Network

Learn the Coaching Essentials that will give you real tools for real application



Coach Nick Ward

Coach Nick Ward is the ALTIS Programs Director bringing 30+ years of experience in performance and physical preparation for sports. Starting at the age of 15 as a junior soccer coach, Nick later gained coaching qualifications in soccer, rugby, weightlifting, and coaching youth.

Moving forward, Nick gained his Bachelors degree in Sport Science at the University of Northumbria and holds a Masters degree in exercise physiology and functional fitness from the University of Calgary, Canada.  Nick is also certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Assocation, of which he is a former board member.

Offering a breadth and depth of experience in professional, Olympic, development, university, and community sports programs - Nick's approach is focused on solutions that are evidenced through experience and supported by science.

What can coaches do to improve their employability, and solve problems more effectively?


Access to 11 essential lessons of coaching, through a self-paced digital program that can be completed in your own time, on your own terms

Video, audio, written material and bonus learning activities to help you get the most out of your experience

Access to support as and when required by ALTIS Staff, via the exclusive Phase I ALTIS Community Group, hosted on Mighty Networks

Curated content that shows you how to calibrate what you already know into actionable resources and methods that you can apply to your coaching environment to achieve success in your coaching

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Additional Program Contributors

Led and curated by Nick Ward, this program is complemented by inputs from Coach Dan Pfaff (ALTIS Head Coach), Coach Stuart McMillan (ALTIS CEO), Coach Ellie Kormis (ALTIS Education Director), Coach Andreas Behm (ALTIS VP), and Coach Kevin Tyler (ALTIS President). Collectively the team behind this program provide a combined coaching experience of over 200 years.

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Dan Pfaff

ALTIS Head Coach, Dan Pfaff, is an internationally experienced and recognized coach and educator, with forty five years of experience in the Coaching Profession.

Coach Pfaff has tutored 49 Olympians including nine medalists, 51 World Championship competitors (also nine medalists), and five world-record holders.

He has directed athletes to 57 national records across a multitude of events.

Dan has served on five Olympic Games coaching staffs in five different countries and nine World Championships staffs for six different countries.

He has lectured in 27 countries and is published in over 20 countries.

Coach Dan Pfaff ALTIS Performance Trinity Courses

Stuart McMillan

Currently in his 28th year of professional coaching, Stuart McMillan is CEO and Short Sprints Coach at ALTIS. Stuart has worked with professional and amateur athletes in a variety of sports with a focus on power and speed development, and he has personally coached more than 70 Olympians at nine Olympic Games, winning over 30 Olympic medals.

He has worked as part of national governing bodies in six countries and has been part of and/or led integrated support teams in the United States, Canada, and the UK. Stuart has also accrued the unique experience of coaching at three home Olympic Games, working with American athletes in 2002 at the Salt Lake City Games, Canadians in 2010 at Vancouver-Whistler, and British athletes in 2012 at the London Olympics.

Most recently, he coached British sprinter Jodie Williams to a sixth-place finish in the 400m at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Ellie Kormis

ALTIS Education Director - Ellie Kormis is an experienced mentor, coach, and educator. Prior to joining ALTIS in 2016, she worked as National Coach Mentor for England Athletics. She also worked in the Further Education Sector as a Director of Athletic Development & classroom teacher for over a decade.

A personal Mentee of Coach Pfaff herself since 2009, Ellie is a former British Champion, Junior British record holder, and Team GB member in the Pole Vault. Following retirement from competition, Ellie launched the successful London based track club - West London Track & Field in 2012. To date, she has coached a number of Pole Vaulters to international success. Highlights include atwo finalists at the European Youth Championships, multiple age group national champions at U15, U17 & U20 level, and senior national medallists in Sweden, Canada, and Ireland.

Holding an MSc in Strength & Conditioning, the qualified teacher has accrued years of experience working as Team Staff for numerous Team GB and England Athletics Team roles at Senior, Junior, and Youth Events over the past decade.

Kevin Tyler

ALTIS President - Kevin Tyler is one of the most experienced coach educators in the world. Specializing in the 400m event, Kevin Tyler has worked with a range of elite athletes, including former world indoor 400m champion, Tyler Christopher.

Prior to joining ALTIS, the former Bobsledder worked in roles with UK Athletics as Head of Coaching, Director of the Canadian Athletics Coaching Center, Sports Marketing Manager: Running, NIKE Canada, and as the Technical Manager for Track and Field at BC Athletics.

Andreas Behm

ALTIS VP - Andreas Behm - is a globally recognized expert in sprint hurdles, and coach of Aries Merritt, who, under his tutelage won Olympic Gold in London 2012 in the 110 m hurdles. Later on that same year Aries went on to shatter the existing 110 h World record with a time of 12.80 seconds at the Brussels Diamond League Meet.

Before moving to Phoenix, Andreas served as a Volunteer Assistant Coach on Texas A&M's high powered coaching staff for eight years. He assisted Pat Henry and Vince Anderson with the collegiate sprints and hurdles athletes, while training his own professional group in the mornings (Including such athletes as sprinters Muna Lee and La'Shaunte'a Moore). During his time at A&M the Aggies won an impressive seven Outdoor NCAA Team titles. Andreas was named the US Olympic Track Coach of the Year by the USOC in 2012.

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What Our Current Students Are Saying About ALTIS Mentorship Programs…

"The ALTIS Mentorship has already proved to be far more than I had anticipated. The depth and focus of conversations has been outstanding. My philosophy, coaching process, and application have already been impacted for the better. I can't wait to see what the rest of the course holds."

Logan Byman

"If you're looking to improve as a coach, I can't imagine a better program than the ALTIS Mentorship. Being able to learn in an environment of like-minded coaches aiming to grow and improve has been tremendous."

Taylor Burns | Absolute Human Performance Training

"For any Coach out there looking to make positive change and improve as a coach this is the program for you. The self-reflection and self-empowerment that I have developed in just a few weeks is amazing and truly gratifying."

Paul A. | Sports Performance Coach

"5 stars. The ALTIS Mentorship Phase I was very relevant to my practice and was above my expectations!"

Gary Morton | Girls Fastpitch Softball Coach

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We’re so confident this Mentorship will upgrade your coaching — that if you're not completely satisfied with your Mentorship within 30 days of purchase, you can choose from two options:

1. Full Exchange: Swap your course for another product of equal or lesser value. You'll receive a full credit towards the new offering.

2. Refund with Processing Fee: Request a cash refund. We'll process your request promptly, minus a small processing fee of 9% to cover administrative costs.