As part of the National Development Series camp plan, Triathlon Canada is seeking to appoint three Assistant Development Coaches at each camp to support Lead Coach, Kyla Rollinson, in the delivery of the program. The Assistant Development Coach will be responsible for the delivery of tasks assigned by the Lead Coach including training session logistics, training group supervision and session planning (if requested). This role is an excellent opportunity for a developing coach to observe and support a Major Games and WTCS-experienced coach delivering a large-group training camp for development-level athletes. Details on the National Development Series Camp, including dates, are outlined below.

Coaches are invited to submit an expression of interest via the registration link by Friday April 14th. Interested candidates have three options for participation – Camp 1, Camp 2 or Camp 1 & 2. Triathlon Canada will provide each individual with an honorarium for participation in the camp, as well as lunch each day. Coaches will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs in Montreal however Triathlon Canada will support their coordination.

Successful applicants will be notified by the end of April at the latest.

Coach Prerequisites

To be eligible, coaches are required to:

  • Be in good standing with their Provincial Sport Organization
  • Be registered with Triathlon Canada on the National Coach Registry
  • Be Community Coach or Competition Development Certified

National Development Series Camp – Philosophy & Purpose

The National Development Series is designed to support the transition of athletes from community events across Canada to World Triathlon (TRI) racing on the Olympic pathway. As part of this approach, Triathlon Canada is hosting national camps to bring athletes from across the country together to train and learn from world-leading experts in triathlon, single-sport disciplines and performance sciences.

Lead Coach, Kyla Rollinson, with the support of assistant development coaches and performance science practitioners, will be delivering a camp plan designed to expose development athletes to the technical demands of elite racing as well as holistic training considerations to aid in optimal long-term athlete development.

Camp Focus

The primary focus of both camps will be: 1) technical aspects of the swim, bike and run, and 2) educational sessions that highlight the importance of performance preparation.

Utilizing the facilities of Parc Jean-Drapeau, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and Institut national du sport du Québec (INS), athletes will be participating in the following:

  • Open water swimming skills focusing on starts, drafting and race tactics.
  • Technical bike skills focusing on cornering, drafting and transitioning.
  • Nutrition and bike maintenance education focusing on race day preparation.

Camp Schedule

Camps will be hosted from Monday June 26th to Friday June 30th, and Monday July 3rd to Friday July 7th. Mornings will be spent at Parc Jean-Drapeau and Circuit Gilles Villeneuve with educational and social activities planned in the afternoon at INS and the camp hotel.

A detailed daily schedule will be released to all participants closer to the camp with daily updates provided during both weeks.