Junior Development




The Triathlon WA Development Program (TWADP) provides a pathway to assist promising juniors to progress to the elite ranks

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • Assist the athlete with the skills & resources to participate and compete at a competitive/ ‘elite’ level
  • Provide athletes with an avenue to pursue state and national representation
  • Provide athletes with education and experience to compete at a state, national or international level 
  • Provide a team environment built around inclusion and encouragement at all TWADP activities and events. 
  • Support DTE and coaches to further develop the skills required to reach each athletes


PROGRAM STRUCTURE

There are four (4) tiers within the TWADP, with athletes assessed against the Selection Policy.

Tiers
Aspiring Member Athletes who show a keen interest in developing skills and have a commitment to racing at local events.
* Invitation to certain training ONLY
Emerging Squad Athletes who display skills and athletic ability towards the elite pathway and have commenced draft-legal racing events.
Development Squad

Athletes with the skills and athletic ability to race draft-legal and have experience racing at National events.

Talent Squad Athletes who display performance skills. They have a clear performance mentality and results at National events.

ELIGIBILITY

1. Athletes must be at least 14 years of age and no older than 23 years of age at 31/12/2021 and thus eligible to race in the following racing categories:
  • Youth: 14-15 years of age as at 31/12/2021
  • Junior: 16 – 19 years of age as at 31/12/2021
  • U23: 20-23 years as at the 31/12/2021
2. Athletes must be eligible to represent Australia if required.
3. Athletes must be in good standing with both Triathlon WA and Triathlon Australia.
4. Athletes must have a coach who is ‘accredited’ by Triathlon Australia (and hold a current membership).

KEY DATES

Athletes, parents or guardians should read the Selection Policy before applying
08 September 2020  Nominations Open
21 September 2020 Nominations Close
26 September 2020 Time Trial 1
03 October 2020 Time Trial 2
Week commencing 12 October Offers to selected athletes made
20 October 2020 Acceptances must be received by Triathlon WA

CONTACT INFORMATION

For further enquiries or questions about the TWADP, please contact Frank Stapleton, Triathlon WA Junior Development Coordinator on 9443 9778 or programs@wa.triathlon.org.au

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