Coaching is an art and a science. It’s about seeing potential in someone and being able to teach and push them just the right amount. It’s about knowing an athlete’s weaknesses and strengths and developing that athlete to their potential. We aim to provide an organized culture that is positive and high performing. The key elements of our successful youth team are: positive energy, support, motivation, life-lessons, creativity, and FUN.
There are so many benefits for children to be involved with the sport of triathlon…have fun, make friends, healthy exercise, no single-sport-specialization, build confidence, and so much more! We like to make it a family affair too…many of our parents are involved in triathlon as well as volunteering with the Youth Team.
The SLAP Youth & Junior Tri Team has multiple levels based on age, ability and competitive vs. non competitive. There is a place for everyone!
SLAP Youth Team training sessions will be regularly scheduled and reoccurring. This will allow families to get in a rhythm and provide the athletes with a constant environment for improvement. All of our coaches work with the youth group to provide multiple coaching styles.
SLAP coaches are USA Triathlon Certified Youth & Junior Coaches with years of experience working with athletes. We maintain CPR/First Aid and Red Cross Lifeguard certifications. Our professionalism and knowledge sets us apart from the rest!
Camps & Races
We will offer multiple opportunities during the year for the youth athletes to train together at camps (day camps and overnight camps when appropriate). The SLAP Coaches will also support our athletes at local races during the season.
The SLAP Youth & Junior team is located throughout Central Florida! We host training sessions in Orlando, Celebration, Clermont, St. Cloud, and Melbourne. Click on the calendar to find your closest training sessions.
Youth Team Fees ($15)
Group training sessions are $15 per child, per hour.
We are currently offering a COVID-limited and scaled-back-winter calendar of training sessions. The $90 monthly fee will resume in March 2021 when we resume a full calendar of activities in preparation for the 2021 race season.
We welcome all kids between the ages of 6-15 years old. Each child must know how to swim across a 25 yard pool with their face in the water (contact us for learn-to-swim lessons). Each child must also have a working bike (no training wheels allowed) and a properly sized helmet.
There are no annual fees. Only single-session or monthly payments. Athletes are encouraged (but not required) to purchase and race in a team kit from WGWW.
No problem! We welcome beginners and experienced triathletes. Kids learn fast and love to train with others. We will help you (the parents) navigate the world of triathlon and prepare you for spectating at your first event!
Only the ones that you want to and can participate in. There are no competition requirements. Typically, there are a handful of races for kids right in Central Florida and Clermont during the summer so travel is minimal.
The kids races will vary in distance from race to race, but typically the 10 and under age groups do 100 yard swim, 3 mile bike, and 1/2 mile run. Ages 11 and older will do twice that distance: 200 yard swim, 6 mile bike, and 1 mile run.