Junior - Progression
If you get really into triathlon you might like to find out more about what is out there in the way of extra development and progression.
Triathlon England Skills School
The Skills School is a British Triathlon initiative to focus on young triathlete’s skills in swimming, cycling, running and the all-important transitions! Alongside it also provides development for coaches, to take back to their clubs. Each of the 10 Triathlon England regions has a lead Skills School lead coach, who delivers a unique ‘guided learning’ style of training and coaching with lots of fun based activities. All enthusiastic triathletes aged 10-16 can sign up for the sessions which are spread around locations within London and usually once per month.
London Region Training Squad
London is one of two Triathlon England regions to operate a performance based training squad. The London Region Training Squad (LRTS) sits between the Skills School and Academy and focuses on racing skills and tactics. The LTRS is aimed at our region’s most keen and competitive triathletes and enables them to train with likeminded spirits from across London. Selection to the LRTS is made by the regional junior team using the London Series results, triathletes are between 11-19 years of age and training sessions are approx. once a month.
Triathlon England Regional Academies
Selection onto a Regional Academy is the first step on a recognised performance pathway to becoming a National or International triathlete. The London Academy aims to identify and develop talented young triathletes aged 14-18 years. Along with personal/club coaches, the Academy focuses on the long-term development of these athletes, enhancing their skills to allow a seamless progression onto the English Talent Squad.
British Triathlon Super Series
If you are one of the more competitive Youth or Junior category triathletes (15-19 years) you can apply to race in the Super Series which is a group of National multisport events around the UK. Applications can either be made to race in each of these events, however attendance at an English Talent Assessment weekend prior to the events starting is the best route in.