Laurier Primeau

Excuses are the Nails that Build the House of Failure

Formerly posted on Freelap USA, this week's blog-post - written by Laurier Primeau - explores the value of learning, and the impact of experience. As Track & Field coaches we’ve often heard that the best learning takes place not in formal educational settings, nor in coaching clinics; but in the opportunities one takes to sit down over a coffee with...

Altis Canada recruitment opens for 2015-2016 season

Following what has been nearly a year since the launch of Altis Canada (formerly World Athletics Center), it has been going from strength to strength, explained Head Coach – Laurier Primeau: “We’ve had a promising inaugural season with a group of five athletes who have really appreciated the combination of low coach-athlete ratios here in Vancouver, with the flexibility of...

Altis Canada welcomes Amonn Nelson

Amonn Nelson is the latest athlete to make the move to Altis, Canada. The 25 year old made her mark on the international scene as part of the Canadian 4x400m medal winning quartet at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, but is now ready to take the next step in her career. “Amonn has represented Canada internationally and understands what it will...

Altis Canada partners with Vancouver Thunderbirds Track & Field Club

One of British Columbia’s most successful Track & Field clubs over the last decade is joining forces with one of the world’s strongest private athletics organizations. The Vancouver Thunderbirds, whose members have included 2012 Olympic finalists Liz Gleadle and Mike Mason, as well as top ranked athletes Kyle Nielsen and Curtis Moss, will now provide the organizational framework for the...

Laurier Primeau shares his thoughts on Altis Canada

We are accepting two more athletes for the inaugural year of Altis Canada. In this video, Altis Canada Head Coach Laurier Primeau answers a few of the questions we have received from athletes across the country, including those pertaining to location, travel, housing, and Arizona training. Enjoy!

Heather Hamilton first to join Altis Canada

We are excited to announce that Pole Vaulter Heather Hamilton is the first athlete to join Altis Canada. Speaking on the move, Head Coach Laurier Primeau said: "In line with the mandate of Altis, performance is but one criterion by which we assess potential athletes. In welcoming Heather, we know that we are getting one of the country's best vaulters;...

Altis Canada is now open for business

The announcement of a Canadian hub for Altis has generated quite a bit of conversation over the week or so, and we would like to now announce that Altis Canada is open for business! Speaking on behalf of Altis Canada, Head Coach Laurier Primeau said: “As the 2014 season winds down and athletes look to position themselves to make the...

Altis goes to Canada, eh!

There has been much change in the Canadian track and field landscape in the last couple of years. As a result of these changes, elite training options have been geographically altered. In recognition of this fact, Altis has added a Canadian base to its growing International presence. Besides the central hub in Phoenix, Arizona, there are now Centers in Shanghai,...
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