What is High Performance West? 

A resource for you. 

What is High Performance West for?

To aid your progress.

Who is High Performance West for?

You. And those like you. 

About High Performance West

High Performance West is a transdisciplinary resource devoted to assisting you progress to higher levels of performance. 

High Performance West was founded in 2015 to develop national caliber track & field athletes into world class performers. It has since evolved to welcome artists, academics, creatives, executives, public servants, enthusiasts, and anyone who is seeking methods on how to perform at their highest level on a consistent basis. 

High Performance West has several degrees of affiliation.

    • Competing primarily in the sport of athletics (track & field, cross country, road racing), the hpw Pro Athlete team constitutes proven or budding world class performers. Membership is by application or invitation on a rolling basis. We ask for a minimum commitment of 12 months from new hpw pro athletes. Complete details regarding the process of joining the hpw Professional Athletes team can be found HERE.
    • A cohort composed of promising performers on the cusp of becoming national caliber. Membership standards are less strict than Pros, but spots are limited. We ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months from our Up & Coming Athletes. Complete details HERE.
    • Members in the coaching community who are seeking quality professional mentorship. Your chosen hpw Professional Coach will provide 1-on-1 mentorship throughout the course of a competitive season. This is much more than consulting or a check-in. It is teaching, troubleshooting, and aided discovery from a hpw Pro Coach with at least 10 years of coaching experience. Spots are hyper limited for this opprtunity. This relationship is designed to last 5 months. Specifics HERE.
    • Hpw's entry level membership offering designed for most performers. Our Enthusiasts come from a variety of backgrounds and self-identify as being on the path of discovery towards their highest performing self. Enthusiasts enjoy exclusive content & perks that are not available freely on the hpw website. Join HERE.

The High Performance West website covers an intellectual spectrum of ideas related to the pursuits of high performance. We offer original content in the form of essays, podcasts, videos, opinions, interviews, and performance previews & recaps. There is much to be learned by sharing freely and that is why a considerable amount of our content is available at no cost. And its in that spirit why we offer links to outside content of repute which contributes to the discovery of high performance.  Additionally, hpw designs and hosts curated libraries and reading lists of useful works. As you will notice, the majority of content is positioned from an athletic orientation with specific attention to coaching/teaching principles & practices, first hand accounts of high performing athletes, their practice, process, and achievements,  as well as educational tools, aids, outlines, and programs designed for you to employ in your practice at your discretion.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and under the direction of founder Jonathan Marcus, High Performance West operates around the globe with the specific aim of building an inclusive community of high performers aiming to refine their craft through education, action, reflection, and exchange.