Andreas Behm

Hurdle Spacing Considerations – A Primer

In the article following, world renowned hurdles Coach - Andreas Behm shares an excerpt from the ALTIS Track & Field Series Course - Coaching the Sprint Hurdles. Learn more here. A couple of questions I often get asked by coaches are: 'what hurdle spacings should I use during short hurdle training?' and 'how do you determine what to use?' I'll...

ALTIS: Education | Redefined.

With our latest course launch now complete, we thought it timely to share an update on our mission and vision for the growth and future of ALTIS Education. What is ALTIS Education? ALTIS Education is a global sports education community, welcoming sports practitioners from every discipline seeking a deeper understanding of their craft. We believe passionately in the power of...

The next step for ALTIS World

As the dust from Rio settles and eyes are set on London and Tokyo, the staff at ALTIS World have been hard at work. The next 4-year Olympic Cycle on the horizon is full of opportunity and hope, and ALTIS World plans to continue developing world-class athletes in their preparations for international success. ALTIS are excited to announce some developments...

Series 16: Aries Merritt

What better way to start Series 16, our new athlete-based feature, than an exclusive with World Record Holder and reigning Olympic Champion Aries Merritt. Aries has been an integral part of the success at ALTIS, his medal at the World Championships in Beijing last summer an unbelievable accomplishment given that he revealed he had been struggling with the biggest hurdle...

By the Numbers

Coach Andreas Behm takes the mantle for this week's staff blog-post, as he takes a journey through time to explore the realities of what this reveals and exposes in the world of Track & Field. A few days ago I purposefully locked myself in my bathroom and sat fully clothed in my bath tub with the curtain drawn - for...

Aries wins Beijing Bronze

American hurdler Aries Merritt added to the Altis medal tally on Friday evening as he won bronze in the IAAF World Championships final in Beijing. Aries recorded a seasons' best time of 13.04, just behind Russian Sergey Shubchenko who took gold running a National Record of 12.98, whilst Jamaica's Hansle Parchment finishing second in 13.03. Merritt's medal means that Altis...

Practice Rhythm & Flow

This week's blog-post features an intriguing musical journey with Coach Andreas Behm - as he conducts an eclectic exploration into the effect of rhythm and flow, and the impact this has on coaching. I am fascinated by rhythm. Rhythm surrounds us, is ingrained in us. Tides, seasons, magnetic-fields, heartbeats, breathing patterns, walking, dancing, stoplights, ceiling-fans. If you know this about...

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

After having gained an athlete’s perspective 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 global stage....

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...

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...