Juniors

See the latest update (Jan 2017): NCTC Junior Member Information 2017

What is the Juniors Program?

Juniors is an introduction into the sport of triathlon which has a focus on fun & enjoyment, while encouraging kids to be with friends and make new friends. It enables kids to develop skills, ability, fitness in a non competitive environment while they are young and then provides the support for when they can compete.

Juniors is a national program which is managed on a state by state basis to encourage healthy and active participation in the sport. It plays an integral role as the first step of the participation pathway for all juniors. It is inclusive of the ages 7 to 15 years with the following divisions:

Younger Juniors are aged 7 – 11 years old
Competitive Juniors who are +12 years old

Triathlon Australia only sanction youngsters to race competitively at 12 yrs old, hence the division between Competitive Juniors and our Younger Juniors. Once you turn 12 before 31st December you become a Competitive Junior (CT). North Coast provides good quality coaching sessions in all three triathlon disciplines to help our CT’s develop the necessary skills to become Triathletes. The club takes great trouble to find suitable safe training venues and coaches with excellent skills and enthusiasm to teach and encourage our CT’s.

The program at North Coast Triathlon Club provides training sessions that are aimed to develop triathlon skills relevant to age. These are supported by club events where these skills can be further developed. Information on other events is also provided, as there are additional opportunities for our Juniors to participate in other club’s events and individual organisations’ triathlon series.

This year Juniors program will consist of quality coached fun activities and game based training sessions to help develop skills and confidence in all 3 disciplines, to help our youngsters move from Juniors to Triathletes. The club takes great trouble to find suitable safe training venues and coaches with excellent skills and enthusiasm to teach and encourage the children.

We are also aware that social networks are very important and try to provide opportunities for the youngsters and their parents to interact socially after some training sessions. Please give your children the time to participate in these as well as the training, as this helps to keep them interested in the sport.

A great deal of work goes on behind the scenes to organise the training and events through the season, the membership, the coaches and general funding and communications of the program. The Juniors Committee are all volunteers and they do this in their own time. Please give them your respect and support.

Assistance from parents is essential, without parent involvement we cannot successfully run our training and events safely.

Juniors Motto:

Learning triathlon skills through participation and having fun.

Benefits of the Junior Program

  • Weekly Friday night skill and fun activity sessions from October to March often including a mini duathlon or a splash and dash. (Dates limited to school terms and coaches availability)
  • Membership of North Coast Triathlon Club (NCTC), Membership of Triathlon Western Australia (TWA) and Membership of Triathlon Australia (TA).
  • Free entry to the TriWA Sunsmart Kids Triathlon hosted by NCTC.
  • Free entry to the “Have-a-Go” North Coast Duathlon. Everyone gets a chocolate medal and a certificate!
  • Regular Triathlon updates and information via the club website.
  • Spot prizes at Friday training sessions
  • End of Season Party.

Competitive Juniors Motto:

Go Faster Not Longer.

Benefits of the Competitive Junior Program

  • Dedicated training sessions in each of the disciplines with accredited coaches.
  • Membership of North Coast Triathlon Club (NCTC), Membership of Triathlon Western Australia (TWA) and Membership of Triathlon Australia (TA).
  • Free entry to the  “Have-a-Go” North Coast Duathlon. Everyone gets a chocolate medal and a certificate!
  • Free entry into the Club Aquathons.
  • Regular Triathlon updates and information via the club website.
  • Membership card.
  • Bike and helmet checks.
  • Insurance for racing and training.
  • End of season party.

Please be aware that we ask the following of Parents:

  1. One parent / guardian or responsible adult must stay at training sessions and events. Your Junior will have to be signed in by this person at every session.
  2. Assist at the mini duathlons or splash and dash at the end of training sessions throughout the season as marshals to keep our Juniors safe on course.
  3. Marshal at one of the following (a roster system will be available early in the season at which you can nominate an event).
    • One of the Club Junior’s events.
    • The City of Cambridge Kids Triathlon which is a fundraiser for our program.