To make sure you receive the most up to date information about what’s happening be sure to renew your membership in January. We also have a Facebook Page for members.
Junior Skills School – Hummersknott Academy, 3rd Decemer 2017
Skills School days are primarily for athletes committed to exploring personal excellence using the Skills School principles. Those wishing to attend must be able to meet the 5-5-5 criteria. This is the ability to swim, bike and run for 5 minutes continually in each of the three. There are no other performance requirements for attending a Skills School day. Athletes must be between the ages of 11- 16 yrs. Having some experience of triathlon whilst not essential will be beneficial. It’s also a great day for coaches to develop their knowledge working with junior athletes. Up to 6-8 club coaches can attend the day. The coaches will have the opportunity to develop their coaching skills in line with the Skills School ethos with problem based learning through game based sessions. Click Here for more details.
There is also a Skills School at Prissick at a later date, see below for details.
The session at Prissick Base on the 16th December is our Christmas fun event, there will be a raffle (donations welcome) and a buffet (again donations welcome) after the “fun”.
North East Regional Academy
Click on the link here for more information about our Regional Academy.
North East Regional Junior Grand Prix 2018
Here is a full list of the event’s included in this years Grand Prix.
Junior Skills School – Prissick Base, 24th March 2018
For young athletes Skills School it provides a unique blend of participation and performance, providing all of the benefits associated with both. Skills School will be open to all 10-16 year old’s in each of England’s 10 regions.
The specifically designed and developed Skills School curriculum will be done in collaboration with coaches nationwide across both Children’s clubs and the Performance Programme.
For coaches there has been little focused development for those working with young athletes, Skills School will plug this gap and so help Children’s Coaches to deliver even better club sessions.
See Sandra Main for more details.
- Cycle Track 1pm – 3pm
- Running Track 3.30 – 4.30pm
- Room next to the cycle track (1pm – 5.30pm)
- Indoor room in the leisure centre. (9am – 12pm) 3 hours
Cleveland Junior Duathlon – 26th May 2018
Don’t forget to get your entries in to our Junior Duathlon, the event opens on-line on the 1st January, enter via British Triathlon . The event filled up quickly last year as it part of the Regional Grand Prix so don’t delay.
Our next session is at the Teesaurus Park in Middlesbrough, don’t forget you can find out information about all our sessions by using the Club Training page.
Additional Junior Information
Where and When?
Middlesbrough cycle circuit (Prissick Base), Marton Road, Middlesbrough.
16-12-17 (Christmas event), 13-01-18, 10-02-18, 03-03-18, 14-04-18
Ellerton Lake, Scorton, Open Water Swimming
Seasonal – come back when it’s warm enough for shorts!
Running sessions: see Club Training Sessions page via home page
Swimming sessions: see Club Training Sessions page via home page
How Much and Joining
Annual membership for the juniors is £, membership runs from January to January, you can enter via Sport’s Entery Solutions or use the link on the home page.
Your first session is free and after that it’s £1 for swimming, £2 training duathlon’s and free for running.
What’s it all about???
Our junior academy is a chance for the younger generation to be introduced to triathlon. All our sessions are fully supervised with qualified coaches and life guards on hand.
The sessions are open to children aged between 7 and 15. Parents/Carers of children aged over 8 are welcome to watch or to leave the children in our care, however children under the age of 8 must be accompanied at all times.
Can all parents not staying at the venue through out the session leave a contact number with a coach.
All members can print of a copy of our junior log book to record times, information and achievements. Click here for more information on junior log books.
You do not need to book to come to our academy sessions, just turn up the first session is free! if you enjoy it you can become a member.
No one is under any pressure or pushed to do anything at the academy, you can do as much or as little as you like, if you struggle with anything there are always coaches on hand to help you out.
Who’s in Charge?
Kay Stokes is the Cleveland Triathlon Club Junior Academy coordinator.
As a Level 1 swim coach, Level 2 British Triathlon coach and an NVQ Level 2 Activities coordinator she has all the necessary training to run our academy. Kay; a mother of three, also competes herself in pool and open water triathlons, fell and road runs, giving her plenty of hands on experience.
Kay is assisted by: Tony Main – Level 3 (plus athletes with disability), Amanda Mcleod – Level 1 (plus athletes with disability), Sandra Main – Level 1, Chris Wilkinson – Level 2.
What do I need?
Suggested kit for the Prissick Session:
A roadworthy bike: i.e. working breaks and gears, inflated tyres, correctly attached working wheels
A helmet: You will NOT be allowed to ride without one
Cycling shoes (optional)
A suitable cycling top (long arms) and waterproof/warm, jacket – multiple layers if cold
Gloves and a wool hat/headband for under your helmet if it’s cold
Suggested Running Equipment:
Suitable trainers for running
Running vest / t-shirts / thermal (layers in cold weather)
Shorts or tight bottoms
Hat and gloves if cold
For our swim sessions you will need:
Nose clip / ear plugs (optional)
You will be told if you need to take anything else along to any session on a specific date.
Here is a list of kit you will need if competing in a triathlon event.
We realize that only having the facilities to training twice a month is not enough for some people to progress as much as they’d like so I have compiled a list of some other local training events/clubs that would enhance your triathlon performance. Please use your preferred search engine to discover more information about each one.
Billingham Marsh House Harriers
New Marsk Harriers
Middlesbrough and Cleveland Harriers
Albert Park Run/ Stewart’s Park Run/ Tees Barrage Park Run/ Hemlington Junior Park Run
Prissick Base Cycle Track
Thornaby Swimming Club
Stockton Swimming Club
Middlesbrough Swimming Club
Bike Maintenance/Sizing/Fit – Here
Categories – Tristars distances for Triathlon/Duathlon/Aquathon can be found in the rules above.
Tristars Start – aged 8
Tristars 1 – ages 9-10
Tristars 2 – ages 11-12
Tristars 3 – ages 13-14
Youths – ages 15-16
Juniors 17-18 – ages 17-18
Juniors 19 – age 19
Cleveland Triathlon Club Junior Members Parental Code of Conduct —–> Here
Cleveland Triathlon Club Junior Members Code of Conduct —–> Here
Junior members may print of a copy of the junior log book, the idea is that you can keep a track of your training, up coming events and keep notes of tips and techniques. You could also use the folder to keep your results etc. from events you have completed as a record of your achievements. Here is a copy of all the pages in the junior log book.