John Godina

ALTIS partners with Connor Sports

Phoenix, AZ - June 1st, 2016 - ALTIS is proud to announce a new partnership introducing Connor Sports as their official Track Surface Provider. Connor Sports, a US market leader in sports surfacing, have designed more sports surfacing systems than any other U.S. sports surfacing manufacturer. They boast a client base of international federations, Olympic organizing committees, professional sports teams,...

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...

An interview with Altis Assistant Throws Coach – Nick Sheuerman

A former collegiate thrower who has coached in facilities from Iowa to Wales - Coach Sheuerman has a colourful background and a story to tell. As Assistant Throws Coach at Altis, Nick is tasked with coaching the Semi Professional and Scholarship throwers, as well as being heavily involved in directing and organizing the Apprentice Coach Program and newly created Intern...

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...

A chat with Welsh National Performance Coach – Scott Simpson

As part of Altis' partnership with Welsh Athletics, we have been welcoming groups of athletes & coaches from Wales onsite for training camps for the past 6 months. Having just said goodbye to our final group prior to them commencing their final tuning for the Commonwealth Games in July, we sat down with National Performance Coach – Scott Simpson for...

An interview with Dustin Imdieke

A rising star in the coaching profession - Dustin Imdieke is Assistant Sprint-Hurdles and Jumps coach at Altis, working trackside in assisting lead coaches Dan Pfaff, Stuart McMillan, and Andreas Behm. In addition to coaching at Altis, Dustin has also coached at Paradise Valley Community College since 2008, serving as the Head Coach since 2013. During this time athletes working...

An interview with Thomas & Michael Van der Plaetsen

Following his 2009 & 2011 victories at European U20 & U23 level, Thomas Van der Plaetsen had been noted as a rising star in the Combined Events. Whilst 2012 sidelined the Belgian through injury, 2013 saw a breakthrough year at senior level - and following an extended training camp at Altis in the spring of 2013, Thomas won the 27th...

“The key to success is preparation” – a Q&A with Rashad Williams

Following Rashad Williams’ recent Shot Put PR of 18.46m - adding 1.31m to his 2013 outdoor best, we thought it a great time to sit down and get to know a little more about the 24 year old Central Connecticut State graduate. In this Q&A we find out what motivated him to move from his New England home to Phoenix,...

First Week in Paradise…

Following on from Coach Andy Brittan's reflections on the Welsh Throws Camp at Altis, Coach Matt Elias - Welsh Event Group Lead for Sprints & Hurdles - blogs about his first week onsite at Altis. "Well, first week in Paradise Valley; the home of Altis to be precise. First impressions can often be deceiving, but not here!!! The set up...

Training Camp at Altis – a Coach’s perspective

Whilst the Welsh Athletics Sprints group headed by Coach Matt Elias are currently enjoying the perfect training conditions onsite in Phoenix, Welsh Athletics National Event Group Lead for Throws - Andy Brittan - and the Welsh Throws squad recently returned home following a 3 week training camp at Altis. We asked Coach Brittan to take a look back on the...
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