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Your Olympic Preparation starts NOW!

Did you know that ALTIS is actually the ancient name for the sanctuary of the gods in Olympia, Greece? What better place to prepare for your Olympic dreams? With Tokyo 2020 just two years away, begin your preparation with us here in Phoenix this Fall. We aim to provide an unparalleled athlete membership experience. This includes: An Experienced Team of Coaches World-Class Training...

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                  https://drgerryramogida.com As one of the Godfathers of the Performance Therapy model, Gerry...

Life as a Competition

"How can we apply this understanding of the increased motivation and drive experienced through competition, and harness it into increased performance? And how do we do this specifically within an individual sport such as track & field? While lining athletes up next to each other for sprints and drills is an option, it is not always the best option from...

Laconic Coaching

ALTIS performance director - Stuart McMillan takes the helm this week, with a look into what ancient history can teach the coaches of today. “He who knows how to speak, knows also when” - Archidamidas Lately, I have been reading a lot on ancient history. I especially enjoy books on ancient Greek history and philosophy. It was a fascinating culture,...

Coaching High School Athletes

Hailing from Illinois, Jeff Boele spent his formative years in the Chicago suburbs, followed by 9 years in the southern part of the state near St. Louis. In 2005 he moved with his wife to Boulder, CO. The 36 year old English Education Graduate has now been coaching for 15 years in a variety of capacities, most recently Lyon High...

Dan Pfaff on competition-time coaching

Last July, on a decidedly damp summer afternoon in Glasgow during the 20th Commonwealth Games, Coach Pfaff and I were sat in an apartment overlooking Hampden Park Stadium. Whilst listening to the nearby roar of the crowd as a home town girl clenched gold, Dan and I had been chatting about the Scottish weather and relative merits of local coffee...

Apprentice Coach Program ‘inspired me to take my coaching career to the next level’

Matt Booth is a former collegiate high jumper who coaches Track & Field at all levels from middle school, high school and at the collegiate level. Coach Booth has also served as personal speed and conditioning coach for numerous NFL, College, and high school football players, most recently signing on to be Strength and Conditioning coach at a baseball facility...

Coach apprenticeship review

Ryan Jensen attended the 2013 inaugural Altis apprentice coach program. Ryan is coaching Athletics in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. He joined coaches from around the world for this one-­week program. A day in the life of an Apprentice Coach at Altis by Ryan Jensen. The day of an apprentice coach begins like most days for an Athletics coach… at the track....

Details on ALTIS Apprentice Program

Our Director of Education – Coach Dan Pfaff* – will be the primary supervisor of the Inaugural Altis Apprenticeship Program – to be held December 9-13 of this year. *Coaches Andreas Behm and John Godina will also be actively involved. Coach Pfaff has mentored hundreds of coaches all over the world in his 40 years of coaching track and field,...
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