Triathlon Australia is thrilled to offer its Sporting Schools program, to children across Australia’s school yards.
Triathlon Australia will be offering a junior triathlon program to develop fundamental skills required for sport in children between the ages 7 – 12 years.
Fundamental movement skills are required for kids to develop basic movement literacy successfully, which will then encourage their successful participation in any sport. Children with these experiences are far more likely to enjoy successful, lifelong participation in a range of sports and active recreational pursuits.
Triathlon Australia is pleased to partner with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to deliver this $160 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport.
As the national sporting organisation (NSO) for Triathlon, we offer schools and coaches quality programs that encourage children to participate in this great sport.
THE TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA PRODUCT
TRYstars in Schools allows children to develop fundamental movement and triathlon specific skills and tactics through fun games and activities, rather than performing traditional skill-based drills in isolation. Each session is designed with a particular sporting outcome and skill development focus in mind and games are selected purposefully to achieve these objectives.
Coaches play a facilitator role rather than a director’s role. They set challenges for the kids to find solutions through games, rather than instructing kids how to perform a particular skill. This engages kids in the game at a level that suits their own ability and helps them to learn through self-discovery and working with and observing other kids.
TEACHERS AND COACHES ARE OUR ASSETS
Triathlon Australia values the role of teachers not just in the classroom but in the school yard as well. Their enthusiasm for improving children’s lives is often understated. Society places its trust and confidence in teachers who as educators, have one of the most important roles for our children, outside of parents and carers.
Coaches are also a wonderful influence on children throughout their formative years. Coaches are the people who deliver the skills with fun and enjoyment.
The information below is a guide to how schools, coaches and sporting organisations can deliver the Triathlon program within Sporting Schools.
Please contact your relevant state contact below.
Contact: Craig Johns
Phone: (02) 6260 4430
Contact: Chris Cunningham
Phone: (02) 8488 6250
Contact: Barry King
Contact: Emma McCarthy
Phone: (07) 3369 9600
Contact: Jesse Mortensen
Phone: (08) 8363 9133
Contact: Brady Butcher
Phone: 0407 037 675
Contact: James Dougherty
Phone: (03) 9598 8686
Contact: Kathryn Clare
Phone: (08) 9443 9778
Contact: Tracy Doherty - National Participation Programs Coordinator
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