The Tri Gladiators Youth and Junior Team is designed to serve both beginner and seasoned triathletes. Our program welcomes athletes between the ages of 7-18 and is split into two groups. Elite and Development. The Elite group is provided wiht structured, individualized training. This group is ideal for athletes who hope to compete at USAT Junior Elite, Collegiate or Professional level. The Development group is geared more towards teaching the fundamentals of the sport and improving overall fitness. The requirements to join our Development group include: being able to swim 25 meters of freestyle swimming without stopping or doggy paddling, and riding a bike withou training wheels. We encourage both groups to participate at the same team races.
Our main goal is to provide your child with a safe and fun environment to develop their skills and interest for the sport of triathlon, no matter their level. An emphasis will be placed on developing skills in all three disciplines (swimming, biking, and running) and combining them ot race triathlon. Additionally, team workouts will also focus on strength training and transistions. We keep a positive and supportive team atmosphere for all of our athletes. We promote the social growth of our athletes by helping them develop and understand the respect needed for their fellow athletes, responsibility, and strong work ethic to carry over into the other areas of life. No matter your child's current level of fitness, our program is one that will allow them to grow and gain an appreciation for the sport of triathlon that will last a lifetime!