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 June, 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

Happy 4th of July! No practice on Thursday, July 4th.


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OFF-SEASON SESSION TRYOUTS

Off-Season Tryouts will be September 30th - October 4th. Full schedule will be posted soon. All team programs (including Elite and Devo) will be open to incoming athletes based on tryout results.

Athletes must RSVP for their preferred team’s tryout by September 29th. Please email eric.gusa@playtri.com with questions.


Team Calendar

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


Upcoming Team Races

7/14 USAT Flatland Junior Elite Series Cup

  • Ages 13-19, Team Playtri Elite and Devo Programs only

  • Des Moines, IA

  • www.flatlandtri.com

8/3-8/4 USAT Youth & Junior National Championships

  • Ages 7-19 (Youth & Junior Elite Championships require an invitation to register - non-draft races are open to all athletes)

  • West Chester, OH

  • www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/Events/National-Championships/2019/2019-Youth-and-Junior-National-Championships


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 McKinney location (469-342-6776) during business hours (M-F 9:00-5:30, Sat 9:00-2:30).


Available Programs

Club Team membershiP

  • Race Ages 6-19, Co-ed

  • $75/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: Click Here to View the Practice Calendar

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: Click Here to View the Practice Calendar

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: Click Here to View the Practice Calendar

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: Click Here to View the Practice Calendar

High Performance Teams

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