Triathlon Scotland - West/East & Borders Skills School May 2017
28 May 17
Triathlon Scotland - West & East Skills School
Skills School Day Information
Theme: Open Water Swimming
Description: It time to get outside and swimming, this session will look at open water skills in an open water setting. We will also add to this some transition bike and running skills, all adding up to finally bringing it all together.
What to Bring: Attendees will need to bring a bike, helmet, warm outdoor clothing, swimming kit (wetsuit), drinks, lunch and snacks.
Date: Sunday 28th May 2017
Times: 09:45 - 13:45
0945-1000 Arrival and Registration
1000-1130 Transition and Bike Skills
1200-1230 Open Water Introduction and Changing
1230-1330 Open Water Swimming
1345-1400 Athlete Collection
Athlete Meeting Point & Time: Watersports Centre @ 09:45
Venue: Watersports Centre, Strathclyde Country Park, 366 Hamilton Road, Motherwell ML1 3ED
Please Note: The open water swimming will be subject to water quality testing that week, we will keep you updated with any changes!
Skills School General Information
What is Skills School?
Triathlon Scotland Skills School is based on the Triathlon England and British Triathlon model designed to enhance the young triathlete development (YTD) process by helping athletes and coaches explore fun and creative ways to be their best. The main focus is therefore on creating a constructive learning atmosphere focused on developing skills in safe, engaging and fun environments. This will improve the athlete and coach experience increasing their retention in triathlon.
The aim and ethos of our new area skills schools are to provide access for young triathletes to come together and receive additional coaching in a fun, creative and inspiring learning environment.
Each area skills school will meet approximately nine times a year and coaching will be both low cost and designed to proactively develop the whole athlete, rather than driven by performance targets and race results.
Young triathletes participating in area skills schools can benefit from the additional coaching to support their own personal development and aspirations. For example, if a young triathlete does not have access to regular club training sessions, the area skills schools will help to provide some structure for independent training and development.
The area skills schools sessions will help to support young triathletes in developing the skills and behaviours required for Inter Regional Championships selection and Foundation Squad selection.
Who’s it for?
Skills schools are open to all 11-16 olds throughout Scotland giving all athletes the opportunity to access the Triathlon Scotland pathway, it will be completely inclusive and open to all who meet the basic competencies of being able swim, bike and run continuously for five minutes. Age at 31st December on the year of the session.
We recognise that individual triathletes will develop at different paces and should be supported at their own stage of development and experience, to pursue their own route through the sport. The area skills schools are designed to complement both single sport and triathlon clubs, and triathletes involved in the skill schools will continue to train with, and race for their individual clubs where, local clubs exist.
You must be a Triathlon Scotland Member to attend Skills School Sessions however you can try your first session before signing up. You can join Triathlon Scotland by following this link: Join Triathlon Scotland
How do we get involved?
A parent or guardian can sign up participants via the Entry Central Sign Up System.
Click the sign up button at the top of this page.
Please note you will need to do a separate booking for each participant you would like to sign up.
Once you have signed up you will received an email from the Skills School Lead Coach no earlier than 10 days prior to the Skills School day. This will contain all the information you will need regarding the day.