Purpose and Fit
The Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games is a great athlete introduction to the multi-sport environment. With the sport of triathlon now being included in the Western Canada Summer Games (ages 15 – 18) and Canada Games (ages 16 – 20) programs Triathlon Manitoba’s goal is to use the Manitoba Games as the first step in identifying and developing Manitoba athletes for those future interprovincial events and beyond.
Open to male and female athletes in the following age categories:
• 12 and 13 years of age as of December 31, 2012, born in 2000 or 1999
• 14 and 15 years of age as of December 31, 2012, born in 1998 or 1997
Regional Team Identification
Athletes who are interested in representing their region in the sport of triathlon are encouraged to contact the Triathlon Manitoba office for more information.
Regional Team Development
Athletes are encouraged to compete in as many of the scheduled competitions as possible. To view the tentative 2011 Race Calendar please visit http://www.triathlon.mb.ca/RaceCalendar.aspx.
Regional Team Selection Process
Regional team selection will be based on a number of factors including:
Results from the 2011 Kids of Steel race opportunities
Regional Team Training opportunities
Results from the 2012 Kids of Steel race opportunities
Final team selection will take place on or before June 11, 2012
• All coaches/managers must be 18 years of age or older as of January 1, 2012
• All coaches must complete the online Respect in Sport program prior to the start of the Games (http://www.sportmanitoba.ca/respectinsport.php)
Coach Selection Process
Coaches will be selected based on sesire (and availability) to lead and train athletes to represent their respective regions leading up to and including the Games
Coach Development Opportunities
Youth Community Coaching Clinic - March 12/13, 2011, Sport for Life Centre
This one and a half day workshop focusing on youth training is the first step in coach certification. The course includes three primary areas, a) safety, ethics, and liability, b) technical introduction to all four sports, and c) program planning. This workshop provides an excellent springboard for coaches to gain information and discuss principles of triathlon training for youth. The information is presented in an organized, visual manual with applied exercises that provide opportunities for both learning and applying concepts of training and racing.
Triathlon Manitoba Youth Team Head Coach, Dave Lipchen, will be available to answer questions, provide feedback, etc leading up to and including the Games.