Kids Steps (The Lightning Squad) Training is for athletes aged 7 to 14.
Spring 2018: $170 / 8 week coach led training program / Maxium 20 athletes / Wednesday, March 28 to Sunday, May 20
We are partnered with Brooks Doughtie of All Out Multisport to provide a comprehensive youth and junior triathlon training program. Coach Brooks is a level II USA Triathlon coach who specializes in working with youth triathletes.
During the 8 week spring program, athletes will prepare for the Chapel Hill Tar Heel Youth Triathlon on May 20. Our workouts will generally be between the Raleigh NC State area to the Cary/Morrisville area. Locations will change week to week based on best use. We will send a detailed schedule at the beginning of each week. Practices take place on Wednesday 445-545PM and Sunday 400-500PM afternoons. Please continue reading below for all program details.
Summer/Fall 2018: $210 / 10 week coach led training program / Maximum 20 athletes / Wednesday, July 22 to Sunday, September 30.
Again in partnership with Coach Brooks: During this session, athletes will prepare for the AE Finley Frenzy Youth Triathlon in August and/or the Tar Heel Youth Triathlon at Briar Chapel in August and Granite Falls in in late September.
Our workouts will generally be between the Raleigh NC State area to the Cary/Morrisville area. Locations will change week to week based on best use. We will send a detailed schedule at the beginning of each week. Practices take place on Wednesdays 445-545pm and Sundays 400-500pm, unless otherwise noted in the weekly email.
You can see our 2017 summer itinerary here. 2018 will be very similar.
Race distances and our training approach depend on the age of the participant - younger athletes complete shorter distances. For example, the 7-9 age group race is a 100 yard swim, ~2 mile bike, and 1/2 mile run.
Please note this is not a learn to swim program; your child needs to be able to swim at least 1 length of the pool without assistance.
What the program includes:
Both spring and summer/fall sessions include two one-hour coach led practices per week. We will not be exercising for the entire hour. There will be lots of discussion and explanation and fun relays. More advanced athletes will break into a separate group. Our goal is for your kids to have a great time and be ready for the triathlon.
Practices will typically be on Wednesday at 445-545PM and Sunday at 400-500PM at locations in the Raleigh and Cary area.
Overall training plan to complete outside practice times (nothing too intense)
Email access to Coach Marty and Coach Brooks for questions and advice
What the program does not include:
Training gear - bikes, goggles, helmets, shoes
USAT membership - $10 for youth athletes
Race entry fee
The program will include practice sessions in local pools, runs and rides on greenways (no cars), gear advice, a mock triathlon practice 2-3 weeks before the event, and weekly email
Registration links below with Paypal. If you are signing up more than one child in your family, use the sibling discount choice for each child being registered.
Refund and transfer policy: You may request a refund up to 1 week prior to the start of the training program for a full refund minus a processing fee of 5%. Within the 1 week period no refunds will be given. Transfers may be initiated to another youth athlete at no cost but you must confirm the transfer with Coach Marty or Coach Brooks.
Please email Marty a t t osbmultisport dot com to get started today.