Triathlon Scotland - Skills School (North)

11 Nov 18

Triathlon Scotland - Skills School (North) has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

Triathlon Scotland - North Skills School
11th November 2018

Skills School Day Information

Theme: Duathlon Multi-Race Day

Description: This session will challenge participants in a multi race day format (like Super League) with coaching and race analysis throughout. 

The sessions will begin with course familiarisation and a look at the key bike and run skills needed for duathlon racing. Following this we will race the first duathlon, on completion of each race athlete will receive feedback including video analysis. Based on the observations made a short micro training session will support athletes to address common issues. The process will be repeated.

The aim is to run three duathlon races during the session, with small group sessions and video feedback after each race, this session is aimed to allow athletes to improve there skills and grow in confidence but also aimed at giving coaches the experience of coaching in an event situation, and in the use of various analysis tools.
What to Bring:  Bike (any type) and run kit including bike and helmet, warm and waterproof clothing for outside running and cycling. Don't forget lunch, snacks and drinks bottles.
Date: 11th November 2018
Times: 10:30 - 15:30
Athlete Meeting Point & Time: Sports Academy Building at 10:15
Venue: Knockburn Loch, Banchory, AB31 6LL

Full Terms and Conditions For Triathlon Scotland Skills Schools can be found here:

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. 



07 Nov 2018£10.00£15.00

*Discounted for members of Triathlon Scotland

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 11/11/2018

Status: Closed

Total Places: 20

Places Available: ??



Gemma Simpson

01786 466928


Knockburn Loch, Banchory, AB31 6LL