Welsh Athletics

Series 16: Sam Gordon

This week on Series 16, we caught up with young Welsh sprinter Sam Gordon who has visited ALTIS since 2013 as part of our partnership with Welsh Athletics. The relationship has flourished since its inception with Welsh coaches visiting the April Apprentice Coach Program (ACP) to help further their coaching knowledge, and a group of athletes training in Arizona for...

Welsh athletics partnership flourishing

In 2013, Welsh Athletics first partnered with ALTIS. Now in its third year, the partnership continues to strengthen and evolve. With 9 Welsh Athletics representatives currently onsite attending the April Apprentice Coach Program, including Head of Coaching and Performance – Scott Simpson, we took the opportunity to catch up for an update on how the relationship has developed since it's...

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...

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...

Early season competition kicks off

This weekend sees the start of the 2014 outdoor campaign commence at the Baldy Castillo Invitational for Altis Athletes from India, China, USA and Wales. Schedule: 10:00AM- Men's Discus Throw Vikas Gowda (India) 1:00PM (estimated)- Women's Discus Throw Yanbo Yang (China) Rachel Longfors (USA) 2:00PM - Men's Shot Put Ryan Spencer Jones (Wales) Rashad Williams (USA) 2:43PM - Women's 100...

Big week at Altis for Apprentice Coach Program

This week sees preparations heat up at Altis as we welcome our 4th cohort of Apprentice Coach Program attendees, as well as visitors and returning athletes from across the globe. Following the success of our first three Apprentice Coach Program weeks, we are delighted to this week be joined by 6 new coaches with a fantastic diversity of skills between...

Welsh Athletes onsite in Phoenix

As part of our ongoing partnership with the Welsh Athletics governing body, we are delighted to have recently welcomed the first cohort of Welsh athletes and coaches to Phoenix as part of their preparations for the Commonwealth Games being held in Glasgow next summer. Following the outstanding success of the inaugural European delivery of the Phase I coaches course in...

Welsh Athletics host inaugural Phase 1 course

This weekend saw Welsh Athletics host the inaugural European WAC Phase 1 Throws, Sprints and Hurdles course as part of their partnership with the Phoenix based Altis. The weekend event, delivered by world renowned coaches John Godina, Stuart McMillan and Andreas Behm gave Coach - Athlete partnerships unique insights and perspectives into the philosophies underpinning the repeated success WAC coaches...

Coaching courses head to Europe

Altis are excited to announce our first Coaching Courses in Europe. As part of our on-going partnership with Welsh Athletics, we can’t wait for our weekend in Cardiff early next month, where coaches Stuart McMillan will present our Phase I in the sprints, and CEO-throws coach John Godina will present Phase I in the throws. Coach Behm will also be...
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