Playtri Youth & Juniors Team Programs

We believe that young athletes thrive in a specialized environment suited to their age and ability level. For this reason, we have a wide range of team programs available to our athletes in order to pair them with coaches and other athletes who will allow them to develop at their own pace.

Off-Season 2016-2017 Available Team Programs

October 17, 2016 - January 22, 2017 (weeks off for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's)

Click Here to View the Off-Season Handbook

 

Dallas – Team Playtri Kids Blue

Race Ages 5-8

Introductory team format with two weekly practices. Primary emphases are fun and sport basics such as freestyle swim technique, USAT race rules, bike safety and handling, general conditioning, etc. Perfect for younger triathletes, and those newer to the sport – no prerequisite skills are required. Athletes participate in local and in-state travel team races and events as they and their coaches feel they are ready.

Cost: $500/session*

Practices: Monday, 4:30-5:30 PM (Bike/Run) - Saturday, 4:00-5:00 PM (Swim)

 

Dallas – Team Playtri Kids SILVER

Race Ages 7-10

Beginner to Intermediate team format with three weekly practices. Primary emphases are fun, refining basic techniques and learning basic racing and training strategy. 7 year olds entering the Gold Team program should be able to swim 100y freestyle continuously, safely participate in a group bike ride, execute basic bike drills and run a half mile without walking. 8-10 year olds do not have any skills prerequisites, though coaches may recommend private lessons for those who are very new to one or more of the three sports. Athletes participate in local and in-state travel team races and events as they and their coaches feel they are ready.

Cost: $600/session*

Practices: Tuesday, 4:30-5:30 PM (Bike/Run) - Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 PM (Run/Conditioning) - Saturday, 4:00-5:00 PM (Swim)

 

Dallas – Team Playtri Kids Gold

Race Ages 8-14

Intermediate team format with three weekly practices. Primary emphases are fun, refining basic techniques and learning basic racing and training strategy. 8-9 year olds entering the Gold Team program should be able to swim 100y freestyle continuously, safely participate in a group bike ride, execute basic bike drills and run one mile without walking. 10-14 year olds do not have any skills prerequisites, though coaches may recommend private lessons for those who are very new to one or more of the three sports. Athletes participate in local and in-state travel team races and events as they and their coaches feel they are ready.

Cost: $600/session*

Practices: Monday, 5:30-6:30 PM (Run/Conditioning) - Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 PM (Bike/Run) - Saturday, 3:00-4:00 PM (Swim)

 

Dallas – Team Playtri Juniors

Race Ages 11-18

Intermediate/recreational team format for middle and high school age athletes with 3 weekly team practices. Primary emphases are fun, refining basic techniques, learning basic racing and training strategy, and improving general and sport-specific fitness. 11-13 year olds entering the Juniors Team program should be able to swim 100y freestyle in under 2:00, safely participate in a group bike ride, execute basic bike drills, run one mile in 10:00 or faster and be willing to transition to clipless cycling shoes during their first session with the program. 14-17 year olds do not have any skills prerequisites, though coaches may recommend private lessons for those who are very new to one or more of the three sports. Athletes participate in local and in-state travel team races and events as they and their coaches feel they are ready. Athletes may also choose to participate in either the USAT Youth National Championship or USAT Age Group National Championship.

Cost: $600/session*

Practices: Monday, 6:30-7:30 PM (Run/Conditioning) - Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 PM (Bike/Run) - Saturday, 3:00-4:00 PM (Swim)

 

McKinney – Team Playtri Kids Blue

Race Ages 5-8

Introductory team format with two weekly team practices. Primary emphases are fun and sport basics such as freestyle swim technique, USAT race rules, bike safety and handling, general conditioning, etc. Perfect for younger triathletes, and those newer to the sport – no prerequisite skills are required. Athletes participate in local and in-state travel team races and events as they and their coaches feel they are ready.

Cost: $500/session, plus $75 pool facility fee*

Practices: Monday, 6:00-7:00 PM (Swim) - Friday, 4:30-5:30 PM (Bike/Run)

 

McKinney – Team Playtri Kids Silver

Race Ages 7-11

Intermediate team format with three weekly practices. Primary emphases are fun, refining basic techniques, learning basic racing and training strategy, and improving general fitness. 7-8 year olds entering the Silver Team program should be able to swim 100y freestyle continuously, safely participate in a group bike ride, execute basic bike drills and run one mile in 11:00 or faster. 9-10 year olds do not have any skills prerequisites, though coaches may recommend private lessons for those who are very new to one or more of the three sports. Athletes participate in local and in-state travel team races and events as they and their coaches feel they are ready.

Cost: $600/session, plus $75 pool facility fee*

Practices: Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 PM (Swim) - Friday, 5:30-6:30 PM (Run/Conditioning) - Saturday, 9:30-10:30 AM (Bike/Run)

 

McKinney – Team Playtri Kids Gold 1

Race Ages 9-14

Intended for intermediate to advanced athletes and/or older athletes who are still new to the sport, with three weekly practices. Gold 1 athletes dig deeper into the technique and strategy required for each part of a triathlon event, while developing positive mental habits for sport and life. Gold 1 athletes have a heavier sport-specific fitness component, while maintaining general conditioning (particularly through the off-season). 9-10 year olds entering the Gold 1 Team program should be able to swim 100y freestyle in 2:00 or faster, safely participate in a group bike ride, execute intermediate bike handling drills and run one mile in 8:30 or faster. 11-14 year olds do not have any skills prerequisites, though coaches may recommend private lessons for those who are very new to one or more of the three sports. Athletes participate in local and in-state travel team races and events as they and their coaches feel they are ready.

Cost: $600/session, plus $75 pool facility fee*

Practices: Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 PM (Swim) - Friday, 5:30-6:30 PM (Run/Conditioning) - Saturday, 10:30-11:30 AM (Bike/Run)

 

McKinney – Team Playtri Kids Gold 2

Race Ages 9-15

Advanced/pre-draft-legal team format with 3 weekly practices. Gold 2 is a pre-elite program where athletes refine their current abilities and are introduced to the skills competencies for draft-legal triathlon competition. The goal is to provide a smooth transition to the Team Playtri Elite F1 and National Team programs. 9-14 year olds entering the Gold 2 Team program should be able to swim 100y freestyle in 1:35 or faster (boys) or 1:40 or faster (girls), work safely and effectively in a paceline on the bike, execute advanced bike drills, run one mile in 7:30 or faster (boys) or 8:00 or faster (girls), and be prepared to transition to clipless cycling shoes during their first two months on the team. Athletes participate in local and in-state travel team races and events as they and their coaches feel they are ready. Athletes may also choose to participate in the USAT Youth National Championship at the discretion of their coaches and family.

Cost: $600/session, plus $75 pool facility fee*

Practices: Tuesday, 4:30-5:30 PM (Run/Conditioning) - Thursday, 4:30-5:30 PM (Bike/Run) - Saturday, 2:00-3:00 PM (Swim)

 

McKinney – Team Playtri Elite F1*

Race Ages 11-16

Introductory elite/draft-legal team format with practices 4-7 days a week. F1 athletes train specifically for draft-legal triathlon competition, building sport specific fitness on a solid skills foundation while refining techniques and strategy. These athletes are encouraged to be as self-sufficient as possible in all aspects of their training and racing as preparation for elite national competition. The F1 team commitment is intended for young athletes with a clear desire to compete as youth elite draft-legal athletes, and includes stricter attendance and effort standards then the Team Playtri Kids programs. Athletes entering the F1 Team program should be able to swim 100y freestyle in 1:25 or faster (boys) or 1:30 or faster (girls), work safely and effectively in a two abreast paceline at speed, and run one mile in 7:00 or faster (boys) or 7:30 or faster (girls). Athletes participate in local and in-state travel team races and events, as well as local and sometimes national F1 draft-legal races as they and their coaches feel they are ready. Athletes are also expected to compete in the USAT Youth National Championship.

Cost: $800/session, plus $75 pool facility fee*

Practices: See Team Calendar

*Please note, athletes who wish to compete with Team Playtri Elite during the 2017 competitive season MUST participate in the Off-Season Session as part of Team Playtri Elite.

 

McKinney – Team Playtri Elite National Team

Race Ages 12-18

Nationally recognized elite short-course draft-legal program for youth and junior athletes. Practices 7 days a week, 1-3 hours per day. Athletes may participate in single sport programs through school or clubs, and the pricing structure is flexible to accommodate. All athletes are required to remain in constant contact with the head coach via the Training Peaks online tool. The TPE National Team adheres to a strict standard of behavior on and off the race course, and in addition to requiring athletes to uphold a high standard of performance, also requires athletes to demonstrate exceptional sportsmanship and leadership skills.

Cost Varies - Athletes can add and subtract components as needed on a monthly basis with coach approval:

  • $100/month required membership (includes individual Training Peaks account with workouts, week swim practices and social/group workouts)
  • $50/month bike practices
  • $50/month run practices
  • $50/month swim practices, plus $75/session pool facility fee
  • $50/month strength training

Practices: See Team Calendar

*Please note, athletes who wish to compete with Team Playtri Elite during the 2017 competitive season MUST participate in the Off-Season Session as part of Team Playtri Elite.

 

DISTANCE ATHLETES - Team Playtri Elite F1 and National Teams

Race Ages 12-18

The Team Playtri Elite program has seen incredible success with its distance athletes. Distance athletes receive workouts via Training Peaks that are tailored to their individual strengths and weaknesses, and take into consideration any single sport activities. These athletes are responsible for updating their TP accounts on a daily basis with feedback and files to ensure optimal communication with the Head Coach. Once a week distance athletes have a Skype or phone conference with the Head Coach to discuss progress, ask questions, and provide additional feedback. Out of necessity, distance athletes have to be self-motivated and disciplined in their training.

Cost: $800/session*

*Each Session is 4 Months

*Please note, athletes who wish to compete with Team Playtri Elite during the 2017 competitive season MUST participate in the Off-Season Session as part of Team Playtri Elite.

 

Team Playtri Late payment Policies

Monthly dues are due on the 1st of each month, and will be considered late after the 5th. Once a family has been notified of an outstanding late balance, they will have one practice to complete payment before the athlete will no longer be able to attend practices. Once payment is completed, the athlete will be able to resume attendance. Questions regarding payment and policy should be directed to morgan@playtri.com.

If an athlete will be missing an entire month of practice, he or she can subtract a quarter of the session dues (or one month's payment) from the total owed. This must be arranged with Playtri Youth & Juniors staff in advance, NOT after the payment has been made. There are no credits for missed days or weeks of practices, afterwards or in advance. We thank you for your understanding.

 

 

 

 

 

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