McKinney/Allen Youth & Junior Programs

Do you have a child race age 6-18 in the McKinney/Frisco/Plano/Allen area who wants to try triathlon, or who has experienced the sport first hand and wants a more structured training and competition approach? Playtri Youth & Juniors McKinney/Allen is your team! Our programs are year-round (one month off in October), and cover all ages and ability levels. We are a USA Triathlon registered club, and we also run a USA Triathlon High Performance Team as part of our available programs.

Our Club Team will accept new members every month beginning in April, 2019, and our Youth Competition Teams accept new members following tryouts in September, January and May. Our High Performance Team accepts new athletes following tryouts in September only.


Team News

Spring Session Starts February 5th!

Spring Session Parent Meetings: February 4th at Playtri McKinney Training Facility - check your team placement email for your team’s meeting time. Email headcoach@playtri.com with questions.

Spring Session Handbook Available: Click Here to View


Team Calendar

Use the button below to visit the Team Calendar with upcoming practices, vacations, competitions, social events and more!


Upcoming Team Races

2/2-2/3 Cedar Hill Junior Road Races

  • Ages 10 & Up

  • Cedar Hill, TX

  • www.cedarhillracefestival.org

3/2-3/3 Clermont Draft-Legal Challenge

  • Team Playtri Elite

  • Clermont, FL

  • www.draftlegalchallenge.com

3/9-3/10 Sarasota Youth Elite Cup and CAMTRI Junior Cup

  • Team Playtri Elite

  • Sarasota, FL

  • www.sarasotatri.com

3/17 Luck of the Irish Sprint Triathlon

  • Ages 14 & Up

  • The Colony, TX

  • www.playtri.com/luck-of-the-irish-triathlon

3/17 Luck of the Irish 5K Run Race

  • Ages 6 & Up

  • The Colony, TX

  • www.playtri.com/luck-of-the-irish-triathlon

3/31 Jesuit Ranger Round Up Junior Road Races

  • Ages 10 & Up

  • Celina, TX

  • Website TBD

4/13-4/14 Matrix Challenge Junior Crit Races

  • Ages 10 & Up

  • Dallas, TX

  • Website TBD

4/27 Baylor Sunny Kids Triathlon

  • Ages 6-15

  • Dallas, TX

  • www.baylortomlandrytri.com/?page_id=45

5/4 Cinco De Mayo 5K Run Race

  • Ages 6 & Up

  • McKinney, TX

  • www.playtri.com/cinco-de-mayo-5k-10k

6/8 Cedar Hill Kids Triathlon

  • Ages 6-15

  • Cedar Hill, TX

  • www.tri-now.com/races/kids-triathlons/cedar-hill-kids-triathlon/

6/16 WaterWorks Kids Triathlon

  • Ages 6-15

  • Denton, TX

  • www.playtri.com/water-works-splash-n-dash-kids-2019


Registration and payment

Online registration can be completed for all McKinney/Allen Teams via our Online Registration Page. Please only register for teams that your athlete has been accepted to - the only team that does not require a tryout is the Club Team. Athletes can sign up for the Club Team at any time of the year.

Once you have registered, payments can be completed through our Colony location (972-306-2000) during business hours (M-F 11-7, Sat 9-5, Sun 12-5).


Available Programs

Club Team membership - 2019 CLUB starts in April

  • Race Ages 5-16, Co-ed

  • $125/month, no facility fees

Pre-requisites: Athletes must be off training wheels and able to swim 25y continuous in the pool

Description: Beginner/recreational team for elementary and middle school age athletes focused on fun and skills. Athletes will develop the basic skills necessary for youth triathlon competition, as well as learning pertinent USAT rules.

Practice schedule:

  • Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00 PM - Bike/Run Practice - Playtri McKinney Training Facility

  • Wednesdays, 4:30-5:00 PM - Swim Practice - Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

Silver Team membership (Youth Competition Team)

  • Race Ages 8-12

  • $150/month, $75 pool facility fee per session

Pre-requisites:

  • Swim: Demonstrate 25y of proper freestyle, including streamline, consistent flutter kick, side breath, body position and rotation, continuous arm motion

  • Bike: Demonstrate ability to hold the line, ride next to and behind another athlete, start and stop safely, take one hand off the handlebars while riding

  • Run: Run 0.5 miles without walking

Description: Beginner to intermediate level team for elementary to early middle school age athletes focused on fun and skills. Athletes will continue to develop and refine the skills necessary for local youth triathlon competition.

Practice schedule:

  • Mondays, 6:00-7:00 PM - Swim Practice - Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

  • Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 PM - Run Practice - Playtri McKinney Training Facility

  • Fridays, 5:30-6:30 PM - Bike Practice - Playtri McKinney Training Facility

Gold 1 Team membership (yOUTH cOMPETITION teAM)

  • Race Ages 10-15

  • $150/month, $75 pool facility fee per session

Pre-requisites:

  • Swim: Swim 100y proper freestyle in 2:00 or faster

  • Bike: Demonstrate ability to ride safely in a close group, stop on and off the saddle, execute a u-turn (both directions)

  • Run: Run 1 mile in 8:30 or faster

Description: Beginner to intermediate level team for late elementary to early high school age athletes focused on fun and skills. Athletes will continue to develop and refine the skills and strategy necessary for local youth triathlon competition.

Practice schedule:

  • Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 PM - Swim Practice - Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

  • Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 PM - Run Practice - Playtri McKinney Training Facility

  • Fridays, 5:30-6:30 PM - Bike Practice - Playtri McKinney Training Facility

Gold 2 Team Membership (yOUTH cOMPETITION tEAM)

  • Race Ages 10-16

  • $150/month ($185 w/ extra weekly swim), $75 pool fee per session

Pre-Requisites:

  • Swim: Swim 100y proper freestyle in 1:40 (girls) or 1:35 (boys) or faster

  • Bike: Demonstrate ability to give high 5’s to another rider (both hands), take a drink while riding, take turns at speed

  • Run: Run 1 mile in 8:00 (girls) or 7:30 (boys) or faster

Description: Advanced level team for late elementary to early high school age athletes focused on developing and refining the skills and fitness necessary to be locally competitive in youth triathlon, while building a foundation for future high performance.

Practice Schedule:

  • Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 PM - Swim Practice (extra) - Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

  • Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 PM - Run Practice - Playtri McKinney Training Facility

  • Fridays, 4:30-5:30 PM - Bike Practice - Playtri McKinney Training Facility

  • Saturdays, 4:00-5:00 PM - Swim Practice - Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

High Performance Teams

To learn about Team Playtri Elite and our Development and Elite Team programs, visit our High Performance Teams page.