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NT Coach & Junior Development Program

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Coach Development

The Triathlon NT Coach Development Program is a Northern Territory Institute of Sport Academy Program, providing access to world-class facilities and services.  It is run in conjunction with the Junior Development Program. Commencing in 2013, the program encompasses delivery of holistic, long-term athlete development, education and tuition to athletes 12-19 years of age, their parents, coaches, officials and committee members, focusing on the Triathlon NT Key Development Areas. These include :development of technical skills in general athletic proficiency, run technique and agility, swim technique and cycling skills, as well as the tactical skills necessary to race in a pack.  Junior athletes and coaches also learn skills around the areas of sport psychology (team work, goal setting, and mental toughness), nutrition and hydration planning, and work on development of fundamental movement competencies to aid in injury prevention.  Coaches in the Development Program are mentored by Triathlon NT Athlete Development Manager Tim Ellison, with opportunities to attend live-in camps (with juniors) in the April, June and September/October school holiday periods. These Development camps provide coaches with invaluable training and assessment in real-life coaching environments, educational seminars and access to national and international level specialists.  Ongoing mentoring, support and professional development opportunities are provided to coaches in their daily training environments. 

If you would like more information about the Coach Development Program or are interested in becoming a coach, please click here

Tim Ellison: | 0437 602 346.

The Triathlon NT Junior Development Program is open to juniors aged 12-19 years. In addition to the camps, the program culminates in an ITU Draft Legal NT Junior Championship event in April.  The program is aimed at providing high level athlete development opportunities to Triathlon NT Juniors, similar to that delivered to athletes at the Triathlon Australia National Talent Academy Program.  Participants are expected to engage with a Triathlon Australia accredited coach on a regular basis, to participate in fundamental skill development sessions offered by the NTIS in Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs and to develop personal goals for skill improvement.  Other junior participation opportunities in the disciplines of Triathlon are offered year-round to children from 5 years of age; these are designed to feed into this curriculum in a fun, inclusive, age appropriate format.

2016/17 Camp Dates

When            Where  What 
12-16 April, 2017 Darwin  Triathlon skills camp
15 April, 2017 Darwin NT junior Championships. Lake Alexander, East Point Reserve
25-29 June, 2017 Darwin Cycling and Running skills camp 
1-5 October, 2017 Darwin  Swimming and Running skills camp