Area Skills School
TRI-ing to be your BEST
Skills School is about working towards being your ‘BEST’. Skills School is a new initiative based around athletes having fun and developing skills through creative and innovative sessions.
What is it?
Skills School is a chance to:
- learn new skills
- have fun
- meet other athletes
- work towards being your BEST
Be Better – Stay focused and motivated in working towards achieving your best.
Embrace Mistakes – Mistakes mean learning; the more you are prepared to make, the more you can potentially learn.
Search for Feedback – Don’t wait to be told – be prepared to look and ask for feedback.
Tri, Tri and Tri Again – Even Olympic Champions had to learn basic skills; be open and determined too continuously learn and develop.
For more details about what Skills School is click here.
Who is it for?
Skills schools are open to all 11-16 olds throughout Scotland giving all athletes the opportunity to access the Triathlon Scotland pathway, it will be completely inclusive and open to all who meet the basic competencies of being able swim, bike and run continuously for five minutes. Age at 31st December on the year of the session.
Getting involved with Skills School is easy, simply sign up via Entry Central to attend a session at your local Skills School.
You can find a Skills School Session in your area and sign up through our events calendar here.
You must be a Triathlon Scotland Member to attend Skills School Sessions however you can try your first session before signing up. You can join Triathlon Scotland by following this link: Join Triathlon Scotland
Skills Schools in Scotland:
- East / Borders – Lead Coach: Kevin MacArthur
- West / South West – Lead Coach: Crawford Whyte
- Tayside / Fife – Lead Coach: Craig Coull
- North – Lead Coach: Ewan Stirling
Please note athletes who do not clearly fit into one of these areas should select the area it is most convenient for them to travel to and where possible attend the same skill school throughout the year.
Skills School is not just for athletes. It is also British Triathlons first CPD program developed specifically for coaches working with young athletes.
For more information on getting involved as a coach click here.
Additional reading for parents / guardians:
- Youth triathlon information
- Positive Coaching Scotland guidance
- Welfare and child protection guidance
For more information please contact Triathlon Scotland Development Manager, Calum Reid on email@example.com