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TRYStars: triathlon skills for 7-12 year olds


Trystars

WHAT IS TRYSTARS?

TRYStars is an introduction into the sport of triathlon for children aged 7 – 12 years old which has a focus on fun & enjoyment, while encouraging kids to be with friends and make new friends. It enables kids to develop skills, ability and fitness in a non-competitive environment.

TRYStars has been developed to encourage healthy and active participation in the sport. It plays an integral role as the first step of the participation pathway for all juniors.

A TRYStars program costs $200.

WHAT DOES THE COST INCLUDE?

  • 8 hours of action packed swim, bike and run activities.
  • Participant pack which includes a bag, long sleeve rashie, elastic lases and swim cap.
  • Discounted Triathlon Australia junior membership
  • Discount vouchers from local organisations
  • Insurance

 

TERM 3 PROGRAMS:

3 September 2016 to
24 September 2016

Illawarra and South Coast

Towradgi Park
Wollongong

3:30PM - 5:30PM

Mini Stars

Register

03 September 2016 to
24 September 2016

Illawarra and South Coast

Towradgi Park
Wollongong

3:30PM - 5:30PM

Super Stars

Register

 


TERM 4 programs:

15 October 2016

Sydney South Metro

Sutherland

Saturdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Mini Stars Register

15 October 2016

Sydney South Metro

Sutherland

Saturdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Super Stars Register

15 October 2016

Sydney North Metro

ST Ives / Terrey Hills

Saturdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Register

16 October 2016

Hunter and Central Coast

Mingara

Sundays 8:00am-9:00am

Register

16 October 2016

Sydney West Metro

Penrith

Sundays 8:00am - 9:00am

Register

16 October 2016

Sydney West Metro

Parramatta

Sundays 8:00am - 9:00am

Register

17 October 2016

Central West and Orana

Orange

Mondays 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Register

18 October 2016

Hunter and Central Coast

Scone

Tuesdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Register

19 October 2016

Syd East Metro

Heffron Park

Wednesdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Register

19 October 2016

Hunter and Central Coast

Speers Point

Wednesdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Register

19 October 2016

Sydney West Metro

Macquarie Fields

Wednesdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Register

 

Introductory ‘ACHIEVE-a-TRI’ TRYStars programs

We are also offering two introductory programs leading into Nepean Triathlon and TRI Forster. These programs are 2 hours only. This gives the parents and kids a taste of the TRYStars program and help them get ready for the event.

 22 October 2016

Nepean Triathlon Festival

Sydney International Regatta Centre

Saturday: 1:15pm - 3:15pm.

Register

15 October 2016

TRI Forster

Forster Keys

Saturday 9:00am - 11:00am.

Register

 

Would you like a program in your area?


Register your expression of interest here:

Riverina

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New England and Northern Tablelands

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Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast

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More courses will be scheduled over the coming months. If there isn’t a program scheduled in your area and you would like one, please let us know by clicking
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TRYSTARS FAQS

WHAT IS TRYSTARS?

TRYStars is an introduction into the sport of triathlon for children aged 7 – 12 years old which has a focus on fun & enjoyment, while encouraging kids to be with friends and make new friends. It enables kids to develop skills, ability and fitness in a non-competitive environment.

TRYStars has been developed to encourage healthy and active participation in the sport. It plays an integral role as the first step of the participation pathway for all juniors.


WHAT AGE IS TRYSTARS FOR?

There are two programs:

  • Mini Stars’ for children aged 7 – 9 years old
  • Super Stars’ for children aged 10-12 years old


WHAT SWIMMING ABILITY SHOULD MY CHILD HAVE?

TRYStars participants need to be able to swim 50 metres.


WHAT CYCLING ABILITY SHOULD MY CHILD HAVE?

TRYStars participants should be able to cycle unaided without the use of training wheels.

WHAT DOES THE COST INCLUDE?

  • 8 hours of action packed swim, bike and run activities.
  • Participant pack which includes a bag, long sleeve rashie, elastic lases and swim cap.
  • Discounted Triathlon Australia junior membership
  • Discount vouchers from local organisations
  • Insurance

WHAT ACCREDITATION DO COACHES HAVE?

TRYstars is delivered by Triathlon Australia Accredited TRYstars Coaches. ALL coaches also have first aid (including CPR) and asthma and analyhaxis certificates and a Working with Children check.

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL TRYSTARS SCHEDULE LOOK LIKE FOR A WEEKEND OR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM?

3 of the 8 TRYStars sessions are swimming based activities and are located at a designated swimming pool unless otherwise stated. A few of our summer programs are located in open water. In these circumstances this will be clearly identified before you register your child.
The other 5 sessions are conducted in a traffic-free environment (park, oval, sports and recreation centre, etc.).

In some instances, we also have local organisations or professional athletes come as Guest Speakers to either the children or parents. E.g. demonstrations and advice on injury prevention and footwear.


WHAT DOES A TYPICAL TRYSTARS SCHEDULE LOOK LIKE FOR SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS?

School holiday programs are conducted over 2 consecutive half days (9:00am – 1:00pm) or 1 full day (1:00am – 4:00pm). These programs mix the days between the pool and a traffic-free environment (park, oval, sports and recreation centre, etc.). The pool and grounds are always next to each other and therefore no transport is required.

WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES MY CHILD NEED TO HAVE?

  • Water bottle
  • Swimsuit
  • Goggles
  • Towel
  • Running shoes
  • Bike
  • Helmet

WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

Please contact Julie Hunziker on 0405 631 593 or via email at trystars@nsw.triathlon.org.au


If you are interested in becoming a TRYStars coach please complete the Expression of Interest 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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