YOUTH TRIATHLON TEAM

 

Youth Triathlon Programs

 

 

Program Details:

 

 

INTRO to Triathlon
WHO:

Kids ages 6-12

WHEN:

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm 

Practice Dates: June 7, 14, 21, 28

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

WHERE:

Veteran’s Memorial Field (“Vets”) in Ridgewood. Meet on the grass next to the playground. Look for the RTA flag. GPS: 131 N. Maple Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Kids Program - Vets Field

What to Bring:

Bicycle, helmet, sneakers, water

There will be one designated “swim practice” during each program. On this day participants will need to bring a swimsuit, goggles & towel in addition to what’s listed above.

*What we do:

Having fun and learning is the name of the game!

Each week we will lead a Bike, Run, “Brick” or Agility/Flexibility workout. We will also work on age appropriate bike handling skills. We will provide instruction on transition, form, and endurance as well as provide the basic triathlon knowledge and “lingo.”

Participants will be divided into age groups and will have their own dedicated coach(es). The workouts will be scaled to the ages and ability level for the participants

*We will cover something different each week, but key points will be revisited. It is OK if participants miss a session or two.

 

All INTRO Participants Will Receive: 

-Team RTA Water Bottle

-Team RTA Transition Towel

-Option to purchase Team Kit (uniform)**

(**Team Kit is made to order, 5 week turn around after sizing confirmation)

June 7 – June 28

 

$99 until 5/1

$115 until 5/15

$125 until 6/1

 

Performance Team
WHO:

Kids ages 9-12

WHEN:

Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm 

Practice Dates: June 7, 14, 21, 28

Prerequisites:

-Completed at least 3 youth triathlons

-Access to a bicycle w/ gears

-Demonstrates interest in triathlon

-Self motivated & committed

-Swim 100 yards (continuously)

-Bike 5 miles (continuously)

-Run 2 miles (continuously)

WHERE:

Veteran’s Memorial Field (“Vets”) in Ridgewood. Meet on the grass next to the playground. Look for the RTA flag. GPS: 131 N. Maple Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

*Refer to diagram on the left

What to Bring:

Bicycle, helmet, sneakers, water

There will be one designated “swim practice” during each program. On this day participants will need to bring a swimsuit, goggles & towel in addition to what’s listed above.

*What we do:

Similarly to the INTRO program, each week we will lead a Bike, Run, “Brick” or Agility/Flexibility workout. Emphasis will be on advancing fundamental skills and building endurance

While having fun is still a primary objective, there will be a more focused environment.

*We will cover something different each week, but key points will be revisited. It is OK if participants miss a session or two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Team Participants Will Receive:

-*10 week Training Plan w/ “on your own” workouts*

-RTA Water Bottle

-RTA Transition Towel

-**Team Kit (uniform) optional

(**Team Kit is made to order, 5 week turn around after sizing confirmation)

June 7 – June 28

 

$189 until 5/1

$199 until 5/15

$215 until 6/1

 

 

 

 

 

Optional Races

There will be optional participation in youth triathlon races.  Participation is optional, but it is highly encouraged. (Registration for these races are NOT included in our program fee). These events are a TON OF FUN!

5/20 – TOUGHKids – Philadelphia Kids Tri | website

6/24 – TOUGHKids – New Jersey Kids Tri | website

8/20 – Pequannock Kids Tri | website

9/16 – TOUGHKids Championship Tri – Do NOT miss this event! | website

Let’s get our kids involved!!!  With triathlon recently passed as a Division I sport in our universities, this is a great way to introduce them and get them exposed to multisport–in a FUN, relaxed, pressure free environment. It’s also an excellent form of cross training and conditioning for traditional team sports like soccer, lacrosse, baseball, football, basketball ect. 

More on the announcement of triathlon as a NCAA division I sport:

USA Triathlon  |  Bloomberg  |  NCAA  |  USAT’s $2.6MM Grant

Trevor and Nico - Kids Tri

Kids Tri - Tim

Carolyn with Medals

 

 

 

The boys have had a BLAST at the triathlon practices. They have improved tremendously since they started And I love their motivation. You can’t imagine how much they talk about you. Thank you so much! – Silvana W

The kids had a great time. It was a very positive experience. They want to come back next year. You guys are great with the kids and very professional. – Declan M

Can’t say enough great things about this kids tri program! Thank you for making it so much fun for them!! – Michelle Ottomanelli

THEY ALL DID AWESOME. Quite a few of them may have caught the tri bug. – Jane Trust

Thanks so much for offering this program. It was all completely new to us and Lia learned a lot and had a great time, especially at the triathlon.  -Christine Danza

 

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