Club Mission

  • Team Toledo Youth & Junior Triathlon Club will inspire and empower our youth athletes, age 7 – 15, to embrace a healthier lifestyle, while building core life principles of leadership, confidence and determination in a team environment. 

  • Our mission is to create a lifelong passion for the multisport lifestyle and healthy living by providing a safe, fun, team environment for youth of all backgrounds and abilities. 

  • Our goal is to help our athletes develop the proper technique and skills across all disciplines through skill based developmental training, positive experiences and social interaction with coaches, fellow athletes and club mentors.

 

Club Benefits

  • Exposure & education to youth on the multisport and health & wellness lifestyle

  • One-on-one and specialized coaching within the club offering motivation, competition, technique and training in a safe and fun team environment

  • Educational opportunities for bike safety, handling and maintenance

  • Access to organized club events such as Cycling Time Trials and Open Water Swims

  • Team bonding at pre-race and post-race activities, clinics and social events

  • Involvement in our community service & volunteering events

  • Various discounts and benefits from our sponsors

 

Parent Involvement

  • We encourage parents to take the opportunity to train with our youth athletes

  • The more volunteers we have the more we can tailor the practices to each athlete’s skill level

  • Additional volunteers will be needed for group bike rides to ensure all athletes are safe

 

Training and Racing Season

  • We begin practicing late spring as the weather turns warmer and continues through August for the Sylvania SuperKids Triathlon / Duathlon. 

  • The team practices at various local parks within the greater Toledo area, with our “home base” of Sylvan Prairie Park.  This park offers us a safe paved 1.5 mile cycling and running trail, with turns and rolling hills. 

  • Practices are usually held on Wednesday evenings with frequent weekend workout opportunities on Saturday or Sunday mornings.  Our team practices cycling, running and transitions as a group.  Athletes are requested to be on a swim team for swim practices.

  • Typically, team athletes compete 2 – 4 times from June through August in various multi-sport events.  Race distances are short and intended simply to expose young athletes to basic elements of the sport.

 

Common Youth Triathlon Distances:

Common Youth Triathlon Distances:

* USA Triathlon rules define race age as your age on December 31st in the year of the competition.

 

Recommended Equipment

  • Team athletes need swim goggles, swim suit, swim cap, bike shorts, running clothes, bike, and bike helmet.  There are some team bikes for younger athletes, but not enough for all team members

  • Additional recommended equipment: tire pump, spare tube(s), bike tools, running hat or visor, and race number belt for racing

  • A team triathlon kit is available for purchase for athletes to wear during competition

  • We ask all athlete wear a Road ID during practices

For more information, please send an email to  teamtoledo.youthtriathlon@gmail.com

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