Jason Hettler of ALTIS talks about the idea of shared vulnerability in the sports performance environment, and explains how each of the four character traits of successful athletes and coaches branch off from this vulnerability.
While strength and power are recognized as key qualities to develop when training sprinters and jumpers, endurance athletes can also benefit from programming that targets these qualities in the weight room. This article highlights the development of additional qualities, such as increased robustness, improved movement quality, and minimized energetic cost.
The relevance and value of culture cannot be overstated. Here, ALTIS explains why the first step towards building and maintaining a successful high-performance culture is understanding and maximizing the crucial interrelationship between people, language, and philosophy.
Working with high school athletes requires patience, as well as the ability to step back and see the bigger development and performance picture. Head coach John Corkle discusses the principles he learned as an ALTIS intern that have helped him coach at the high school level.
Team sport athletes looking to gain an edge over their opponents should focus on improving their sprinting abilities. This article explains how coaches can help their athletes master the acceleration principles necessary to do this.
There’s been widespread acknowledgment of the positive impact that sport can have on people and society. More specifically, competition plays a large role in driving both individuals and societies toward achievement. Children begin benefitting from competition during play and their development stage. Athletes rely on competition and a competitive spirit to improve their performance, although they need to maintain a growth mindset in order to benefit the most from both success and failure.