ALTIS is an elite training environment, and a global leader in sports education. In this podcast our hosts sit down with coaches, sports medicine professionals and athletes to share insights into elite performance.
ALTIS Series: 1 Track Mind - EP 21 - Coach Elisha Brewer
Our guest today Coach Elisha Brewer. She is long-time Kansas Jayhawk assistant coach and first Arkansas student-athlete to run under 13 seconds in the 100 Hurdles:
1:00 Evolution of a Coach and 15 Years at Kansas
9:30 Experiences of being a Student Athlete at Arkansas
13:00 At what point did you decide you wanted to coach?
16:00 How does your Background in Counseling help you in Coaching?
18:30 Social Media Influence on Student Athletes now
21:30 Short Hurdle Training Philosophy
24:30 Introducing Hurdling after getting fit
27:45 400 Hurdle Approach
32:00 Considerations for Dual-Hurdlers and Michael Stigler
40:30 What do you wish you had known as an athlete?
43:30 What is important from a mentality standpoint to be a sprinter or hurdler?
47:30 Winning a Team National Championship
55:30 Importance of Kansas Relays
1:03:00 Great Track Story
Periodization Part II with Ed Lea and Jason Hettler
This episode builds from a previous conversation between Ed Lea (Harlequins RFC) and host Jason Hettler on Periodization. In this episode they each share specific examples of how they program for the athletes they work with and cover topics such as gender differences and curved treadmills.
ALTIS Series: 1 Track Mind - EP 20 - Coach Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie
For episode 20 we welcome Coach Debbie Ferguson McKenzie from the University of Kentucky. Debbie is a member of the famed Bahamas Golden Girls 4x100 Relay. After a decorated professional career we sit down and talk with her about her transition into coaching:
2:30 - Decorated Professional Track Career
8:50 - Longevity in the Sport
11:30 - Getting Into Coaching
16:15 - First Hurdle Coaching Experience
19:15 - Old vs New School Speed
21:45 - Things I Wish I Knew as an Athlete
25:10 - Track Career Helping to Coach
30:00 - Lessons from Mentors
35:45 - The Spirit of Giving
42:25 - Awesome Track Stories
Periodization with Edward Lea
Join Jason Hettler and Edward Lea of Harlequins RFC for a discussion around all things periodization.
ALTIS Series: 1 Track Mind - EP 19 - Coach Maurice Pierce
This episode we are joined by long-time Hampton Head Coach Maurice Pierce. Coach Pierce has won over 30 conference titles over his coaching career and mentored several athletes to international success...
1:35 Staying Power at Hampton & Coaching Journey
9:00 Rich Track Culture in Virginia
14:10 Coaching at an HBCU
19:50 Switching Conferences to the Big South
25:50 Coaching with Team USA
32:40 Coaching Multiple Events
36:10 Evolution of James Carter, Kellie Wells, Yvette Lewis & David Payne
46:00 Francena McCorory Development
49:50 Working with the Strengths of Athletes
1:03.40 Great Track Story
ALTIS Series: 1 Track Mind - EP 18 - Coach Calvin Robinson
Coach Calvin Robinson from Texas Tech is our guest this week. We discuss him going from a jumper and jumps coach to becoming one of the nation's best sprints coaches and his development along the way:
3:20 Coaching Journey for Jumper to Sprints Coach
8:45 Impactful Coaches
15:00 Winning an NCAA Team Title
20:45 Divine Odurudu and Developing the 200m Runner
31:10 Short Hurdle Training
34:15 Long Hurdle Training
37:55 Combo Sprinters & Hurdlers
41:50 A Lesson learned from Mickael Hanany
49:50 A Great Track Story