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Palmetto TRIbe High School Triathlon Team

Palmetto TRIbe’s Junior triathlon program is for local area high schoolers in 9th-12th grade, residing in the greater Charleston area*. Our travel triathlon program is not affiliated to any one high school, which means friends and athletes from neighboring schools can join our program together! This 16-week training program runs during the winter/spring high school sport season (February to May). We will race at local and regional sprint triathlon races throughout the season, building to peak race performance at the annual USAT High School National Championship race**.

Athletes receive a full week’s training schedule (outlining swim, bike, run, rest days) via Training Peaks programmed to improve triathlon performance through a series of base-build-peak periodized training cycles. As a team, there will be 4 coached, group-style practices each week. Practice format includes: dynamic warm-up and neuromuscular activation, safety review, specific skills training, speed work, and endurance training. We also incorporate mental skills development, triathon transition efficiency and race day preparation & strategy.

In addition, our team’s outdoor triathlon training efforts are complemented with indoor performance training, uniquely offered to our athletes by Pivotal Fitness of Mt Pleasant. Every week our Palmetto TRIbe Junior Team athletes will attend a heart-rate based indoor cycling class, designed specifically to align with our periodized training cycle. Class will include a mix of base, tempo and interval workouts, supporting the overall training plan. In addition, our athletes will also attend a weekly functional strength training class, designed to promote flexibility, proper form, agility and explosive power. Collectively our objective is to meet our athletes where they are, and progress their athletic performance with best-in-class triathlon performance coaching, services, and gear.

*Athletes do not need to reside in Charleston County, but must be able to attend practices located in Mt Pleasant and downtown Charleston.

**USAT High School National Championship Qualification: Athletes must hold a current USAT Annual Membership, have raced in at least one USAT Sanctioned race (sprint distance or longer) and provide proof of enrollment in a high school program. Students may hold part-time, full-time, or home school status. Proof of current class schedule must be provided for eligibility.

Palmetto TRIbe High School program includes:

16-week program, 4 coached practices per week

Individual Training Peaks account per athlete

ALL PRACTICES LED BY EXPERIENCED, CERTIFIED COACHES.

Including the only USAT Youth & Junior certified coach in the State of South Carolina (as of 1/2017)

Participation as a travel team in local, regional, and USAT High School National Championship.

- 3 team races + 2 optional races - See Complete Race Schedule on Home Page
- Team tent for athlete/family meet up, cheering and gear storage.
*Race registrations and travel expenses are not included with session registration.

Included w/ Registration: Team T-SHIRT, Visor, WATER BOTTLE, RACE BELT, Swim Cap & Tri Gear Bag!

Talent Identification for Collegiate Triathlon Teams & USAT Recruitment program.

NCAA offers triathlon scholarships from 20 University's across the country and counting...

Weekly Practice Schedule (approx 90 min. practices):

Monday/Wednesday: SWIM- 6:30-8pm, The I'On Club
Tuesday: STRENGTH/INDOOR BIKE - 5:00-6:30pm, Pivotal Fitness
Before Daylights Savings: Saturday BIKE/BRICK: 9am, Sewee Outpost
After Daylight Savings (3/11/18): Thursday BIKE/BRICK: 6pm, Hampton Park
*At Head Coach's recommendation/endorsement, advanced athletes may join weekend practices with our sponsor, Charleston Triathlon & Multisport Club.

MINI TRAINING GROUPS AT PRACTICES, BASED ON COMBINATION OF AGE AND ABILITY.

Weekly indoor performance cycling class and functional strength training class led by USAT Certified Coach.

In partnership with our Platinum Sponsor, Pivotal Fitness of Mt Pleasant.

Palmetto TRIbe team triathlon suit available for purchase separately.

ACCESS TO DISCOUNTS ON TRIATHLON SERVICES & GEAR VIA OUR LOCAL SPONSORS & PARTNERS.

Athlete prerequisites:

Must be able to swim a continuous 200M, freestyle preferred.

Must own or be willing to rent/buy a road bike.

Season rental and/or rent-to-own options available. No tri bikes allowed.

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