Dan Pfaff

Heather Hamilton on life, Pole Vault and Altis

Canadian Pole Vaulter Heather Hamilton has enjoyed many successes in her career so far. Most notably, in 2013, the 26 year old won the Canadian National Championships, the Canadian Track League, and claimed a bronze medal at the Francophone Games. In addition to her success in Track and Field Heather also has a business degree from the Schulich School of...

Reflections on a year at Altis – Dr Nick Porterfield

Altis is renowned for the expertise of its medical staff and therapists: Chiropractor and Manual Therapy specialist Dr Nick Porterfield is no exception. Nick has played an integral role in the preparation of athletes at Altis in the past year. In this article Dr Porterfield reflects on time he has spent at the Center so far, and offers an insightful...

Andreas Behm – 5 tips for aspiring young coaches

Energetic, intelligent, driven - Andreas Behm is the epitome of a professional coach, who has achieved outstanding success in his own career despite his relative youth in the profession. Following an eight year stretch holding a position with the Texas A&M Track & Field Program, Coach Behm joined Altis in 2013 as Recruitment Director & Sprints and Hurdles Coach. Andreas’...

Coach Dan Pfaff on Coaching, Teaching & Mentoring at Altis

Coach Pfaff is one of the top Track & Field Coaches in the world. In addition to having tutored 5 World Record holders, 49 Olympians to nine medals, and 51 World Championship competitors to nine medals, Dan has directed athletes to 57 National Records across a multitude of sports. “You learn subjects best when you have to teach them, so...
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