Area Skills School

TRI-ing to be your BEST

Area Skills School is about working towards being your ‘BEST’. Area Skills School is a new initiative based around athletes having fun and developing skills through creative and innovative sessions.

Area Skills School is a chance to:

  • learn new skills
  • have fun
  • meet other athletes

and ultimately…

  • 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 Area Skills School is click here or watch British Triathlon’s video below.


Who is it for?

Area Skills schools are open to all triathlon participants in Scotland that are aged 11-16 years, giving all athletes the opportunity to access the Triathlon Scotland pathway.  Area Skills School is completely inclusive and open to all those 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.

Get Involved

  • Search our event calendar to find an event near you
  • Sign up and enjoy your first Skills School experience!

You must be a Triathlon Scotland Member to attend Area 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

Area 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 Area Skills School throughout the year.


Area 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:

For more information please contact Triathlon Scotland Development Manager, Calum Reid on


Our Partners

Triathlon Scotland is proud to work alongside the following partners and sponsors.

  • Equality in Sport
  • British Triathlon
  • sportscotland
  • University of Stirling
  • Winning Students Scotland
  • Legends S
  • ImacImages Photography
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