The pre-meet session provides the final chance to polish an athlete’s technical and mental elements before a competition. Coaches Behm and Hettler discuss how and why coaches and therapists should prepare athletes to improve their competitive performance.
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.
To develop a solution, we obviously first need to identify the problem. But how do we do that accurately? Stu McMillan of ALTIS explores the use of paradigm shifts and context vs. content understanding to allow us to more accurately solve our own particular issues in athletic development and training.
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.
In this excerpt from an online ALTIS educational program, Coach “Boo” Schexnayder explores 11 key principles that should guide every coach’s thought processes before determining the technique or style they want to teach their long and triple jumpers.
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.
There are stark differences between the US and UK youth cross-country training systems, neither of which are ideal. This article describes the strengths and weaknesses of each system and suggests how we might use the strengths of both to create successful all-around athletes.
ALTIS believe it is important for coaches to develop a “real-time” eye. To help with this, they created a method of analysis called the ALTIS Kinogram Method, based on still images derived from video. This article teaches coaches the Kinogram Method for sprint analysis, and explains how to adapt the method to individual athletes and training programs.
While warm-ups are not the flashiest or most exciting element of a training program, they are invaluable opportunities to physically and mentally assess and prepare athletes for practice or competition. This article explores the general and specific objectives of warm-ups.
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.