Skills School – Coaches

Skills School is not just for athletes. It is also British Triathlon’s first continual professional development program developed specifically for coaches working with young athletes

What is Skills School for Coaches?

The creation of the Skills School framework will supply junior club coaches of all levels (novice to master coach) with skills, experiences and knowledge to deliver higher quality sessions in their triathlon clubs.

Unlike traditional forms of coach education, Skills School is unique in that it harnesses the power of experiential learning and combines it with support from experienced coaches, coach developers and a coaching curriculum.

How to get involved?

Each area will be running a number of Skills School Days across the year. These days will be led by your Skills School Lead Coach. All coaches who hold British Triathlon coaching qualification from Level 1 up, and an up-to-date Triathlon Scotland membership are invited to get involved with these Skills School days.

If you would like to get involved then email our Development Manager, Calum Reid at

How is this CPD? 

As part of the coaching CPD programme, skills school will take place over multiple sessions within a ‘live’ coaching context, and as such involve planning and coaching alongside other coaches. There is also a strong reflective element to Area Skills School, with coaches attending supported in reflecting on their coaching.

In addition to playing an active role in the delivery of the days, coaches attending  Skills School will be able to access the Skills School Session database which contains a range of resources and sessions.

Skills School days will actively support coaches to develop a community of practice with other youth coaches and each day will focus upon developing coaches ability to deliver engaging, effective and creative sessions.

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
  • Cashback for Communities
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Legends S
  • ImacImages Photography
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