Triathlon Program

iCAN Junior Triathlon Team

…is composed of  athletes of all sizes, ages, and abilities.  Some of these individuals may be experienced youth and junior triathletes, while others may be participants of other sports, and some have never been involved in sports and are participating in triathlon for the first time. The focus is; creating a safe, fun, encouraging, and inspiring team environment, in which athletes can learn, train, and compete in the sport of triathlon.  Triathletes train to their age appropriate developmental stage, current conditioning, experience, and skill level, to accomplish their individual goals.

Triathlon Team pic 1Session I – March 20 through May 27 – 2017

Session II – June 12 through August 19 – 2017

Training Times – Session I

Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. (Swim & Run)
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Swim & Bike)

Training Location – Session I

Clark Intermediate (Monday &Wednesday)
Clovis North (Saturday Swim, 10:00 – 11:00)
Clovis Community College (Saturday Bike, 11:15 -12:30)

Training Times – Session II

Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Swim & Run)
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Swim & Bike)

Training Location – Session II

Alta Sierra Intermediate (Monday &Wednesday)
Alta Sierra Intermediate (Saturday Swim, 10:00 – 11:00)
Clovis Community College (Saturday Bike, 11:15 -12:30)

 

Races:

Triathletes have the option to compete in any of the scheduled races for each Session and enter other races that they choose or as their coach recommends.

Session Cost:

$395.00 per athlete (30 training’s, 5.5 hours weekly for 10 weeks). Cost doesn’t include race entry fees and travel. For flexible training you can purchase a Triathlon Training Card for $200.00. This gives you 10 training’s. The triathlon training card may be used for Session I and II of the current calendar year only. Daily training is available for $25.00 per training.

Prerequisites:

Athletes should be proficient in the freestyle stroke.  You must have a bike in good operating condition and a good pair of running shoes.

Training Levels:

Triathlon Team pic 2Youth: Ages 6-12 and Junior 13-18

In this group of entry level athletes, the inherent emphasis is on safety, fun, and fundamentals. Athletes will establish correct techniques for swimming, biking, and running through a focus on skill development and sport specific training.  Athletes at all levels of development should enjoy their training and racing experience. This is accomplished through a variety of skills based training, positive experiences, and positive social interaction with coaches and fellow triathletes.

Prerequisite: Athlete should be proficient in the freestyle stroke.  Must have a bike in good operating condition.

Youth Elite: Ages 13-15

This goal oriented group of triathletes usually has several years of training and racing experience. While still in a developmental stage, these triathletes are mastering swim, bike, and run techniques, building base, and speed to advance in future years. These athletes have usually chosen the sport of triathlon as their primary sport and want to further develop their skills, knowledge, training, and performance with a goal to perform at the Junior Elite level. These triathletes are generally on an Individual Training Plans (ITP).

Junior Elite: Ages 16-19

This higher and usually more experienced level of goal oriented triathletes has usually developed from the Youth Elite and has been training and racing for a number of years.  They are furthering their mastery of swim, bike, and run techniques and are training specifically for future opportunities within the highly competitive ranks of national and international competition.  Regional and national development opportunities are available to help hone the skills of this more elite competitor. These triathletes are on Individual Training Plans (ITP).

High Performance Team (HPT) Program

A HPT is organized around the purpose of identifying, recruiting, and developing elite level talent. This team is developed from the Junior Elite and allows top Juniors to continue training and competing with their home team. In this manner, younger triathletes are exposed to their training commitment and performance standards on a regular basis.  These individual team members work very closely with their coach and his sports performance staff to move strategically through the developmental pipeline.

Age Appropriate Swim, Bike and Run Distance

6-8 Youth – 50 to 100M Swim, 2K Bike, 1K Run
9-10 Youth – 100M Swim, 3K Bike, 1K Run
11-12 Youth – 200M Swim, 5 to 7K Bike, 2K Run
13-15 Youth – 200 to 400M Swim, 8 to 10K Bike, 2 to 3K Run
13-15 Youth Elite – 400M Swim, 10K Bike, 2.5K Run
16-19 Junior – 400 to 750M Swim, 15 to 20K Bike, 5K Run
16-19 Junior Elite – 750M Swim, 20K Bike, 5K Run
M = Meters
K = Kilometers
Race distances may vary based on the race directors discretion and the race.