We're super excited to be hosting the Mid-Atlantic's USA Triathlon Skills Camp – one of only seven designated camps in the country – this July at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. Designed for the novice to intermediate level 12–17 year-old triathlete and taught exclusively by USA Triathlon Certified Coaches, our three-day two-night Skills Camp will focus on the fundamentals within triathlon's four disciplines: swimming, biking, running, and transition.
ABOUT USA TRIATHLON SKILLS CAMPS
Granted designation by USA Triathlon, the National Governing Body of multisport, USA Triathlon Skills Camps are designed with the novice to intermediate level 12–17 year-old triathlete in mind. These camps focus on the fundamentals of triathlon's four disciplines: swimming, biking, running, and transition. In the pool, triathletes will work on swim stroke fundamentals, starts, buoy turns, navigation, and simulated open water swimming. On the bike, triathletes will practice cornering, climbing, descending, and braking skills and be introduced to pack riding and entry-level, draft-legal racing skills. Run drills will focus on dynamic warm-ups, proper form, and transition runs. Significant focus will be placed on mastering ITU-style flow through transitions with flying mounts and dismounts. Triathletes will also learn about sports nutrition and how to structure their training, and USA Triathlon Certified Youth and Junior Coaches will discuss how to keep triathlon in balance with school sports. Triathletes will benefit from working with coaches having specific youth triathlon education, training and certification while learning alongside peers who share their interest in the sport of triathlon.
When: Wednesday, July 24, through Friday, July 26, 2013
Where: McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster MD
Who: Novice to intermediate level triathletes 12–17 years old (age as of December 31, 2013)
Fee: $375. USA Triathlon Youth Membership required (An annual youth membership may be purchased for $15 during registration)
Registration: Register online at imATHLETE.com/events/USATSkillsCamp
Camp Size Limit: 25
Christy Lausch brings 15 years of multisport experience and holds both a USA Triathlon Certified Level 1 Coach and a USA Triathlon Youth & Junior Coaching Certification. Christy is co-founder of the MINI COW TRI CLUB, the first youth focused USA Triathlon Club in Maryland, and leads curriculum development for all club sponsored clinics and camps, and trains the MINI COW TRI CLUB Youth Triathlon Racing Team.
Matthew Valyo is the USA Triathlon Northeast Regional Athlete Development Coordinator and holds a USA Triathlon Certified Level 2 Coach and a USA Triathlon Youth and Junior Coaching Certification. Matt is a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and team director of the TAF Racing Junior Triathlon High Performance Team.
Caryn "CJ" Jaffe is a Registered Nurse, USA Triathlon Certified Level 1 Coach, six-time Ironman finisher, Team in Training Mentor for the Columbia Triathlon and Eagleman Triathlon, and is a 2013 athlete on Team REFUEL Got chocolate milk?
Jake Fox is a competitive age group triathlete and holds both a USA Triathlon Certified Level 1 Coach and a USA Triathlon Youth & Junior Coaching Certification. Jake is Assistant Coach of the MINI COW TRI CLUB.
Mollie Brewer is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Exercise Physiology. Mollie raced for both the UNC Triathlon and UNC Cycling Teams and competes in both non-drafting and draft legal triathlons as well as stage road races, cyclocross, mountain bike, and BMX races. Mollie is a head coach for the Swim for Smiles/Triangle Multisport Triathlon Team in Chapel Hill, NC.
While previous multisport experience is not required, campers must be able to swim 200 meters continuously, confidently ride a road bike with drop handle bars (no hybrid bikes or triathlon bikes with aero bars), and run 2 kilometers without stopping.
The Mid-Atlantic Region USA Triathlon Skills Camp will be hosted at McDaniel College. McDaniel College is a private college located in Westminster, MD, a small, historic town just 30 miles northwest of Baltimore's Inner Harbor and 60 miles north of Washington, D.C. Triathletes will enjoy traditional dormitory housing adjacent to the pool and dining hall and a short walk to the track. Sports fields and reserved parking lots will provide areas for transition, bike handling, and running drills, and the surrounding area will allow triathletes to safely practice individual and group riding techniques.
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CAMP FEE, CHECK IN, & CODE OF CONDUCT
Camp fee includes traditional dormitory housing and three meals per day. Registered campers will receive a "What to Bring" checklist prior to camp. Check in will be the morning of Wednesday, July 24, and check out will be the afternoon of Friday, July 26. Campers and parents will be required to read and sign our Code of Conduct.
Questions about the camp? Contact Coach Christy at christy@MiniCowTriClub.com.