Junior training

Solihull Triathlon Club is pleased to encourage junior members to join and train with us. Our club has a British Triathlon Federation Bronze award which shows our strong approach to welfare.  All coaching is run by BTF Coaches who are DBS checked.

Junior athletes can start training with us as soon as they will be eight years old by 31st December in the year they are applying. Confused? A Junior that is aged seven on 1st January, but eight by 31st December can train with us.

Junior members aged 14-18 years old may benefit from access to adult member sessions and may apply to the club to attend by submitting an online form (here). This should be completed by a parent or guardian and will be reviewed by the Head Coach, taking into account the number of sessions available and the athlete welfare, ability, maturity and aptitude. The results will be discussed with the member and their parent or guardian to establish the way forward. When completing the form, please remember to view the Welfare and Safeguarding documents. If you have any queries regarding the application, please contact Gareth David (headcoach@solihulltri.club).

Run training

Coached junior run training takes place in Tudor Grange Park on Saturday mornings from 9:25 am to 10:30 am.

These coincide with adult sessions so that parents can take part in run training at the same time as their children. 

These are member-only sessions with details in the closed Facebook group. Sessions always start with warm ups and finish with stretching and a warm down.

All you need is some trainers, and a drink usually helps.

Bike training

We currently offer ad hoc coached sessions to Juniors on Tudor Grange Cycle Track. 

Junior members aged 14-18 years old may be permitted to train with the adults, including at Thursday night cycle sessions.

There is no need for a fancy bike, but it should be roadworthy and set up for your size.  Athletes will also need a well-fitting cycle helmet.

Swim training

There are currently no coached swim sessions available for younger juniors, but we strongly encourage membership of local swimming clubs.

Junior members aged 14-18 years old may be permitted to attend the main club swim sessions.

We hope to offer Friday night swimming to all Juniors again soon.


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