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Youth Travel TRI Team

Are you an 11-15yo triathlete looking to elevate your triathlon performance?

Are you a current year-round swimmer curious about triathlon and the benefits of multisport training on your overall sport performance?

Are you a current cross country and/or track runner that would enjoy the experience of ``chasing your competition down`` after an action-packed swim and bike?

Are you interested in the value of multisport for injury prevention and overall sport advantage?

New in 2019, Palmetto TRIbe’s YOUTH Travel squad is for 11-15yo triathletes and single-sport athletes looking to experience an elevated level of triathlon practice and race experience, competition, and performance outcomes. This program is designed with the intermediate and emerging youth-elite athlete in mind – an individual who is internally motivated to advance technical skills, speed, mental focus, and race performance outcomes. Opportunities to race outside of the Charleston area to experience new athlete competition and different race courses are motivating to the athlete.

Coaching Principles & Tools Utilized:

    • USAT endorsed Performance Benchmark Testing, pre-season and continuously throughout
    • Swim training specificity for Open Water Swimming/Racing
    • Road Bike Cycling Performance & Pedal Stroke Efficiency
      (road bike & cycling shoes required*)
    • Introduction to and ongoing usage of indoor bike trainers
      • Hint: We want YOU on YOUR bike, a bike that is sized to fit YOU, as often as possible. We’ll coach you on getting stronger, faster, and more efficient on YOUR bike… by spending time in the saddle as a team both indoors and out! 
    • Skills and Speed are our Gold Standard
      • Elevating performance for youth athletes does not mean  increasing distance to demonstrate progression. In fact, premature application of endurance actually delays and hinders an athlete’s ability to get faster. We’ll coach you to go faster over the USAT-endorsed youth distances and prevent laddering up (too early) to longer race distances.
  • Season Long Progression allows continuity of training progression to maximize performance

Palmetto TRIbe’s Travel team will operate in two 12-week sessions, covering the duration of the triathlon season from mid-March to mid-September. Each week consists of 5 coached practices in a group-style setting. In addition, select skills clinics and unique practices with strategic USAT and Club partnerships will occur throughout the season. This squad will practice and race non-draft, youth format triathlon races, traveling to five out-of-area races. Team focus and commitment to A-race performance at the USA Triathlon Youth & Junior National Championships in August is expected.

*Our team sponsor, TREK Bicycle Store, is equipped to support your road bike needs – be it trade-in, rental (weekly), and new bike purchases at a discount. They have a broad spectrum of options to support your needs.

Are you a 16-19yo high schooler interested in triathlon coaching? We can help! Contact Us to start the conversation with our coaching team.

Each Palmetto TRIbe Session includes:

12-week program, option for 3 OR 5 coached team practices per week

Practices led by USAT Certified Coaches.

Including the only USAT Youth & Junior ELITE Certified Coaches in the State of South Carolina (as of 1/2019).

All swim practices held at The I'ON Club, heated Junior Olympic saline pool.

10% session discount provided to The I'On Club Members.

Participation as team Palmetto TRIbe all season in local and travel youth triathlon races.

- Team tent for athlete/family meet up, cheering and gear storage.
*Race registrations and travel expenses are not included with session registration.

FREE team t-shirt, water bottle, transition belt & triathlon bag provided for each registered athlete.

Palmetto TRIbe Travel team TRI suit REQUIRED. Sold separately.

Talent I.D. pipeline for application to USAT High Performance Team.

Multisport Explosion, USAT Southeast Region team based in Atlanta, GA.

Access to discounts on triathlon services & gear via our local sponsors & partners.

Athlete Prerequisites:

Must complete pre-season interview with Palmetto TRIbe coaching team and performance baseline tests.