Exceptional coaches are part of the backbone of our sport and athletes of all levels rely on coaching guidance and support. The Community Coach is responsible for the community athlete, whether they identify as participants or competitors vying for age group championships. Coaching is influenced by the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model which supports the development of athletic skills through the right stages at the right time.

Community coaches are key to the success of our Sport, as they have the first contact with almost all athletes who are entering the sport. Coaches are involved in building a safe, positive, and solid foundation for athlete experience and skill acquisition in the sport and therefore strengthening our programs in Canada.

The Community coach wants to help new athletes and support club athletes by teaching basic triathlon skills and introduction to events. The community coach is focused on safe participation, teaching skills, and fun. This context is designed for coaches of athletes moving from FUNdamentals (youth) to Learn-to-Train and Train-to-Train stages of LTAD.

Triathlon BC is planning to run a Community Coaching Clinic in Summerland on September 19-20.  Running this in-person session is dependant upon facilities re-opening as part of BC’s Restart Plan during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Tentative clinic details and an RSVP link have been included below.

Interested in this clinic? Use the RSVP to let us know and we will make sure you are first in line for registration!

Clinic Details:

  • Date: September 19-20
  • Location: Summerland
  • Facilitator: Laura Medcalf
  • Cost
    • Course + Online Resources – $200.00
    • Course + Print Manual – $250.00