Coach Education

Is it worth it?

I have been consistently challenged in multiple environments.   The two biggest challenges for me in scale and scope are constant battles with: Administration silos / scope of practice, etc. Support agencies around the athlete I have fought constant battles with NGBs, Olympic Committees, meet promoters, legislation issues, and world-politic.  On the support side, endless and inane conflicts from agents, sponsors, parents,...

in Praise of my Mentors

When I was a young coach, I was desperate for advice and mentoring, but it was very uncommon back then (late 60s-early 70s), so the only way to get any sort of help was to volunteer at a school and pray that one of the coaches took you under his wing.  I grew up with a father in the construction...

Coaching Chat #1: Coaching Developing Athletes – Lessons from the Classroom, Field, & Track

Welcome to Coaching Chat, a new vodcast series where Education Director - Ellie Kormis - chats with coaches, coach educators, and teachers who coach - from High School coaches, to Pro coaches, to new coaches, to the seasoned warhorses of our profession. With a reach encompassing all sports, the aim of this vodcast series is to promote cross pollination across...

In coaching, “how” is more important than “what”

Over the last few weeks, I have been talking to a few of my friends in leadership positions in sport around the world, as well as sharing a post on my Twitter account, about what type of things they value in new coaches. My goal in this - besides simply interest - was to better understand what the types of...

March in ALTIS 360°

It's starting to warm up, and so are the track, field and summer sports! ALTIS 360° will keep you up to date with what you and your athletes need for this season. With his new book out this month, Brett Bartholomew talks with ALTIS on his experiences, trials and tribulations as a strength coach. Also, sports psychologist Marc Strickland will...

January in ALTIS 360°

Happy New Year from ALTIS! What better way to start the year than some fresh content to hit the ground running in 2017? Check out the first instalment of the new year. Not signed up yet to ALTIS 360°? Get on board: 360.altis.world This Month on ALTIS 360°… John Berardi: Nutrition Coaching  @insidePN               ...

December in ALTIS 360°

As most of us start to wind down for the Christmas break, ALTIS 360° is just warming up for the second December installment of educational goodies for your stocking… This Month on ALTIS 360°… Dr. Gerry Ramogida: The Performance Trinity  @DrGerryRamogida                  http://drgerryramogida.com As one of the Godfathers of the Performance Therapy model, Gerry...

ALTIS 360°: Your online learning resource

Are you interested in hearing Dan Pfaff's talk on sprint mechanics again? Do you want to see which hurdle drills World Record Holder Aires Merritt does? Did you miss Stu McMillan's lecture on programming strength and power for sprinters?  Well... now you can have all these ALTIS resources at your fingertips. ALTIS is proud to reveal the next phase in their new education platform:...

Why can’t we run faster? Expertise over conventional wisdom: The case for coach development

This week's blog-post written by Education Director - Kevin Tyler - explores contemporary coach development models, and reveals the latest on ALTIS education initiatives. In recent weeks I have read a number of articles in the popular media on sprint performance and training theory. These articles are grounded in popular opinions on why athletes aren’t performing up to world standard,...

Inaugral Performance Therapy Program launches this weekend

This weekend, Altis is excited to host the very first Performance Therapy Program. Hosted by our Medical Director Dr Gerry Ramogida and our Education Director Dan Pfaff, this Program promises to be a one-of-a-kind opportunity. It is the philosophy of Altis that only with true integration of medical and coaching services, can the athlete experience be optimized. This is the...