Skills School

Skills School sets out to embed a fun, creative and inspiring skill-learning process at the centre of young triathlete development.

The aims of Skills School are to:

  • Nurture happy, healthy, and skilled triathletes.
  • Inspire continued engagement with triathlon.
  • Develop creative coaches that specialise in fun and developmentally appropriate triathlon sessions.
  • Encourage ‘whole child’ coaching – developing the child and the athlete.
  • Produce better performances at all levels of triathlon.

For more details about what Skills School is click here or watch British Triathlon’s video below.


Who is it for?


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. 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.


Skills School isn’t just for participants – the Skills School framework will supply junior club coaches of all levels with skills, experiences and knowledge to deliver higher quality sessions in their triathlon clubs. Any coach, activator or parent helper is welcome to get involved. For more information on getting involved as a coach click here.

Get Involved

There are a two ways to get involved with Skills School:

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
  • Cashback for Communities
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Legends S
  • ImacImages Photography
  • Yonda
  • MPH
  • Knockburn
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