Youth and Junior Triathlon is taking off in Ohio

Linwood-Park-Banner-PhotoNew for the 2015 Season!  Mini-clinics will be held prior to all of the Family Fit Kidz Triathlons at 2:00 prior to the start of each race.  These course walk through events will be hosted by Coach Kim and Coach Tim from the Ohio Elite Junior Triathlon Team.  All athletes who wish to participate should arrive by 1:15 to participate.  Athletes must have completed packet pick-up and have transition area set up prior to the clinics.  We will meet at the swim start at 2:00.

The Genesis Program has launched!

Are Interested in starting a Youth and Junior Development team?  Maybe you are coaching your own child or are a current  USAT Certified who wants more information about coaching juniors. Maybe you are considering certification, feel free to contact Coach Kim Clark at kimberlyfclark@gmail.com or Coach Tim Edwards at coachtim@necoaching.com.

The Genesis Program is a grassroots movement to encourage youth and junior development in the state of Ohio.  We will hold a brief information sessions throughout the summer at HFP Races.  These sessions will be adult only.   These are not certification programs, but information sessions where we will summarize the youth and junior pathways, how the development teams fit with the high performance team in Ohio, appropriate training sessions for younger athletes, discuss appropriate race distances, and proper physiology considerations when working with young athletes, as well as the move towards Draft-Legal racing within USAT.  These clinics will be one hour in length and the cost to attend is $25.  Please contact one of the coaches if you are interested in attending.

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Ohio Elite Junior Triathlon Team

USA Triathlon has established the Ohio Elite Junior Triathlon Team to provide a pathway for talented juniors who are interested in Elite, NCAA or Olympic competition.  The format used in this pathway is draft-legal racing (bikes ride in packs like cycling).  The High Performance team plays an integral role in the identification, recruitment, development and age-appropriate competitive preparation of emerging youth elite, junior elite and U23 athletes.  Bi-monthly practices provide an opportunity to train, learn and compete with similarly talented athletes.  OEJTT’s focus is to develop well-rounded athletes capable of success at the highest level of competition.

Head Coaches of the Ohio Elite Junior Team are Coach Tim Edwards and Coach Kim Clark.  They seek to collaborate with other coaches with high caliber juniors to potentially join our Team as assistant coaches.  Their goal is to work with youth and junior development teams across the state and create a culture of collaboration, not competition among triathlon, cycling, swimming, and running coaches in the state.   Development teams are designed to feed talented young athletes into the OEJTT when they are physically and chronologically ready for competition at the next level.  Bi-monthly practices, spring training camp, and racing in regional and national level competitions will be expected.  If you are interested in learning more please see the team website http://www.ohioelitetri.com

Training Tips for kids:

Hydration is important for athletes of all ages, however it is especially important for children.  Their bodies are not as effective as cooling as adults and being hydrated prior to a race can make a huge difference in how they perform and feel after a race.

Two Camps for the Mason Triathlon

Ohio Elite Triathlon will be hosting a Youth Triathlon Camp for ages 7 to 11 years of age.  The clinic will be held on Saturday, July 25th from 9 to 12.  Registration for the camp is managed through the Mason Recreation Department.  Members can register beginning May 22nd, non-members can registers to the community on May 26th   contact 513-229-8555.Maddy-at-Linwood

Ohio Elite Triathlon will be hosting a Junior Development Camp for athletes interested in joining the Ohio Elite Junior Triathlon Team the Mason, Ohio Recreation center.  This camp is open for athletes 12 to 19 years of age and will be held on Saturday, July 25th from 8:00AM to 4:30PM.  The cost to attend is $75.  Lunch and shirt will be provided.  Registration for the camp is managed through the Mason Recreation Department.  Members can register beginning May 22nd, non-members can registers to the community on May 26th   contact 513-229-8555.

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