Kevin Tyler

Bandwagon-Jumping and Virtue-Signaling

When a reply to a recent email simply read “BANDWAGON JUMPER!” (yes - in all caps), I wasn’t surprised - but, as someone who values complexity and nuance - I was disappointed.  In the last couple of weeks, we have received a ton of positive feedback on our latest efforts to support women and minority coaches.  In addition, we have...

ALTIS Foundation Scholarship Award

Phoenix, AZ, February 5, 2021 – ALTIS, and the ALTIS Foundation, are proud to announce the inaugural recipient of the ALTIS Foundation Scholarship Award - The Track and Field Program at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU), located in Charlotte, North Carolina. In keeping with the Foundation’s terms, the $50,000 grant will be distributed in four annual installments of $12,500, through...

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...

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,...

The Minority Report

In the second of this season's blog-post installments, ALTIS Coach - Natasha Harvey explores some of the challenges faced by minority groups in the coaching profession, and suggests solutions to overcoming them. In a recent interview with ALTIS’ Digital Media Lead - Ian Warner, I was asked to shed light on what it’s like to be me. Not Natasha Harvey;...

The inside story – Kevin Tyler on his move to ALTIS

With the athletes returning to training in sunny Phoenix this week, we caught up with a new addition to the ALTIS coaching staff, Kevin Tyler, for an insight into his journey. With a reputation for creating innovative and effective programs for coach education, athlete development and youth development, the former Director of the Canadian Athletics Coaching Center (CACC) - and...
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