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.
ALTIS performance therapy interns learn that the process of becoming a well-rounded therapist begins with the utilization of three knowledge streams: BUD/S, Pro-cedural Knowledge, and Actionable Intelligence.
Rather than just accept the growing polarization in society today, Coach Kyle Hierholzer advocates for the value of the middle ground, especially in coaching. It is the middle ground where many solid training principles have been proven true and successful. Furthermore, embracing common sense over extremes helps coaches choose different strategies for different athletes as they fit best.
ALTIS Head Coach Dan Pfaff shares his collection of thoughts and observations acquired through 40 plus years of coaching and interaction with Championship Performers from across the globe.
Rest and regeneration are vitally important components of any training program, for both athletes and coaches. This article discusses the timing of regeneration weeks, as well as the physiology and psychology behind recovery. It also provides a checklist of the movements necessary in any “regen” session, along with examples of practical applications for athletes.
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.
High school athletes may not become physical specimens overnight, but they can start to build a technical model for the sprint which will allow them to express these abilities in a more productive and safe manner.
To prepare yourself to work in high-performance sports medicine, develop a philosophy based on genuine knowledge and awareness, choose a mentor, and take ownership of mistakes to move forward.