F4L Junior Triathlon Academy (12-19 years)
The F4L Phoenix Triathlon Academy has been set up by F4L Triathlon Coaching to help develop Triathletes, aged 12-19 years, who have the potential to achieve success within Triathlon.
The Academy is acknowledge by Triathlon Western Australia and is in alignment with Triathlon Western Australia’s junior development program (TEP).
Success in any sport is not achieved overnight. It takes time, dedication and commitment. Triathlon is no different. At F4L we understand the need for young triathletes to be allowed to develop and grow into strong, self motivated athletes. At F4L we also focus on developing respect for the coach and other athletes within the training groups.
Our Junior Triathlon Academy is for those young athletes aiming to qualify for National School Sport Team (SSWA) and the Triathlon Excellence Program (TEP) here in WA. From there our athletes will aim to go on and race on the international stage.
"Paul has been my triathlon coach throughout my triathlon career. In 3 years I've gone from someone who struggled to swim 50m without stopping to making the state team twice and representing Western Australia at the australian junior triathlon series." - Cate
Athlete performance will be reviewed consistently. Performance will be evaluated in the form of regular time trials, race performances, attitude, dedication, group review sessions and athlete / coach feedback.
Academy athletes should be minimum of 12 years old (by 31st December 2017). Enquiries regarding attendance at the academy group training sessions must be made by contacting Paul Jones.
Upon entry into the junior triathlon academy each athlete will receive an individual coaching program and mentoring.
|Training Program||Personalised but will include F4L Triathlon Coaching squad sessions|
|Typical communication athlete method||Email / Phone / Face to face|
|Typical expected email contact||max. 2 per fortnight|
|Email response time||0-48 hours|
|Session Attendance||Expected to attend as many Coached Squad Sessions as sensible|
|Race / Calendar Selection||Done with agreement between the coach and the athlete|
|Training Peaks Account Online||Basic|
|Heart Rate / Power used for session structure||Optional depending on individual|
|Individual Heart Rate / Power Zones prepared for you||Optional depending on individual|
|Minimum Term||6 months|
|Training program modifications||1 adjustment per fortnight|
|Race Strategy Planning||Yes|
|121 Swim Analysis Sessions||Available as an additional service|
|F4L Triathlon Coaching kit voucher||AU$50 / year|
To allow progress and development onto the Triathlon Australia Talent pathway (Triathlon Excellence Program) it will be necessary for athletes to take part in Regional and National Events, for example the SunSmart Series, Australian National Junior Series (AJTS), State Championships and the All Schools Championships.