The Community coach wants to help new athletes and support age group athletes by teaching basic triathlon skills and introduction to events. The Community coach is focused on safe participation, teaching skills, and fun. This workshop is for both beginner and experienced coaches who are currently coaching or intend to coach age group athletes 16 and older. Through this two-day workshop, coaches will learn how to coach and teach basic triathlon skills, how to plan safe and engaging practices, and how to support triathletes to participate safely at events.

NCCP Community Coach Course includes TWO components:

Part 1 (online): Coaching Beginner and Age Group Triathletes; and

Part 2 (in person). Coaching and Assessing Triathlon Skills and Coaching to Events 

In Part 2, coaches will lead the mini-activities they planned in Part 1 * (See further details below)

After the Community Coaching Course, you will be a Community Coach “In Training” and will be able to:

Make Safe and Ethical Decisions:

  • Enable safe participation by creating a safe and respectful environment
  • Encourage athletes to be active and have fun while maintaining respect to others and the sport
  • Create athlete profiles and Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for safety in practice
  • Identify risks and demonstrate risk prevention in Triathlon

Teach the Sport of Triathlon and Provide Support to Athletes in Training

  • Teach, assess and analyze basic triathlon skills: swim, bike, run and transitions
    • Support athletes to competition: physically, technically, tactically, and emotionally
    • Self-reflect on coaching style and skills and areas for improvement

Use Basic Planning Skills and Plan a Practice

  • Plan technically sound and safe practices in the sport of triathlon: swim, bike, run and transition practice
  • Plan sound weekly training including swimming, cycling, running and transitions
    • Recognize phases and periods in a typical triathlon annual season
    • Plan for attendance at events

NCCP Community Triathlon Coach Part 1 (ONLINE) Details

Format: Online, Zoom. Coaches must have the capability to participate meaningfully via the Zoom platform, including a good, high speed internet connection to support video and a reasonably distraction-free environment.

A Zoom link will be provided by email prior to the course; coaches are required to perform any installation, troubleshooting, and familiarization with the Zoom platform prior to the course start date. Breakout rooms will be used and coaches are expected to participate in group activities and complete tasks.

Prerequisites: Coaches should complete the following before the course begins:

Workshop Details:

Part 1 Online: Friday, April 22nd 5-8pm and Saturday, April 23rd 9am – 2:00pm

Part 2 In person: Choice of dates (Nanaimo – May 1st or Kamloops area – Date TBC)

Registration Fee: 2022 Triathlon BC Member: $200.00**  Non-Member fee: $225.00**

*Part 2 (in person) will include the Practical Teaching Components: practical swimming, biking and running components.  Participants should come prepared to coach their colleagues, and participate in these practical sessions.  Please bring the appropriate swimming and running items with you to this clinic. Coaches are welcome to bring a bicycle for Sunday morning but this is not a mandatory requirement.

**Registration fee covers Part 1 and 2 sessions.  When you register for this online course, you will be provided the opportunity to register for Part 2 (Nanaimo – May 1st, or Kamloops –  Date TBC). If these two dates/locations are not suitable, there will be more opportunities to complete Part 2 at a later date in the Vancouver area.