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Essentials for Schools

Weet-bix try starsThe programs have been specifically designed for Sporting Schools with the aim of increasing participant’s confidence, competence and skills.

PRIMARY SCHOOL PROGRAM

The Explore Program is aimed at students aged 7-9 years with content more suitable to this age and ability level based around our national Weet-Bix TRYstars. 

The key characteristic of the Explore Phase is the participant’s early exposure to a variety of movement experiences that afford them a broad range of essential movement foundations. The focus is on the early learning, execution and acquisition of basic movement foundations relating to motor skills through informal play, practice and games via both Triathlon and non-Triathlon activities and environments.

The Learn Program is aimed at students aged 10-12 with content more suitable to this age and ability level based around our national Weet-Bix TRYstars.

The characteristics of the Learn Phase of development relate to advancing and refining Explore Phase movement experiences through continued broad exposure to formal and informal play, practice and games, via both Triathlon and non-Triathlon activities and environments.

For students to participate in Weet-Bix TRYstars in Schools, they must be:

  • in grade 3, 4, 5 or 6 (7 for South Australia)
  • able to ride a bike unaided
  • able to swim 25 metres in the pool unaided.

Program Structure

Week 1
 Swim, Ride, Run Games
Week 2
 Swim, Ride, Run Games
Week 3
 Swim, Ride, Run Games
Week 4
 Mini-Triathlon

The Activity Descriptors have been designed to be flexible and fit within the various school environments.  For example, if logistically appropriate all the swim sessions can be done together, similar for the ride and run, or they can be completed together. Similarly, where it is difficult to access pools or waterways for swim games, schools may choose to conduct ride and run games only. The end goal of these programs can be a mini duathlon consisting of run, ride, run legs.

The school will be able to discuss with the coach/s what format will suit the particular school environment.

Registered school contacts can login to their Sporting Schools account to access the Booking System and view all the packages available in more detail. You can also visit the Sporting Schools Help Centre for further information. 

CAN TEACHERS DELIVER?

Yes, teachers can deliver triathlon in Sporting Schools by meeting the requirements below.

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TRIATHLON:

You will need to:

  • Hold a valid state and/or territory teacher registration
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
  • Hold a current First Aid & CPR certification
And meet the following requirements:
  • Triathlon Australia Weet-Bix TRYstars in Schools Online Coaching Course
  • Review of Triathlon Australia Weet-Bix TRYstars in Schools Framework and Activity Descriptors

EQUIPMENT

Schools also have the option to purchase a Weet-Bix TRYstars in Schools Equipment Pack, which includes:

  • Stop watch
  • Marker cones
  • Whistle
  • Sunken treasure
  • Kickboards
  • Tennis balls
  • Hula hoops
  • Micro hurdles

The cost for the Equipment Kit is $150 per kit

To purchase the kit please contact your local State Contact.

CONTACTS

Please contact your relevant state contact below.

ACT
Contact: Craig Johns
Email: admin@act.triathlon.org.au
Phone: (02) 6260 4430

NSW
Contact: Simon McGuinness
Email: membership@nsw.triathlon.org.au
Phone: (02) 8488 6250

NT
Contact: Megan Pickering
Email: eo@nt.triathlon.org.au

QLD
Contact: Emma McCarthy
Email: support@qld.triathlon.org.au
Phone: (07) 3369 9600

SA
Contact: Jason Delfos
Email: development@sa.triathlon.org.au
Phone: (08) 8363 9133 

TAS
Contact: Brady Butcher
Email: admin@tas.triathlon.org.au
Phone: 0407 037 675

VIC
Contact: Rob Ward
Email: membership@vic.triathlon.org.au
Phone: (03) 9598 8686

WA
Contact: Kathryn Clare
Email: schools@wa.triathlon.org.au
Phone: (08) 9443 9778 

National
Contact: Tracy Doherty - National Participation Programs Coordinator 
Email: tracy.doherty@triathlon.org.au