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.

2019-2020 Off-Season is Coming Soon! Off-Season Session runs November-February, with weeks of for Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years. Tryouts are coming up at the end of September - click the button below for details and to RSVP, or email eric.gusa@playtri.com with any questions you may have. Visit our Team Calendar for Off-Season schedule details as they are made available.


Team News

REMINDER: No swim practice September 16-22 due to maintenance at Don Rodenbaugh. Check Team Calendar for updated practice schedule for this week.

New Parent Info Meeting: Saturday, September 28th @ 5:30pm, at the Playtri Performance Center, McKinney, Texas.

Off Season Team Handbook Available Now: Click Here to View Handbook

Craig Ranch Sprint - Notable Finishes:

  • Brenna Zerby, 1st OA Female

  • Eli McWard, 1st 11-14 Male

Craig Ranch Triathlon Results: https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/

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Little Buggy Kids Triathlon - Notable Finishes:

  • Rayna Shah, 2nd 11-12 Female

  • Alasdair Trayer, 3rd 11-12 Male

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Blackland Sprint Triathlon - Notable Finishes:

  • Brenna Zerby, 1st OA Female

  • Kevin Lorinc, 4th OA Male, 1st 14 & Under Male

  • Asher Lauderdale, 5th OA Male, 1st 15-19 Male

  • Max Yu, 3rd 15-19 Male

Little Buggy Results: http://mychiptime.com/searchevent.php?id=12310

Blackland Results: http://mychiptime.com/searchevent.php?id=12309

Team Playtri Elite ranked 10th among USAT High Performance Teams in the country following Nationals! Another year has concluded for our TPE Athletes and what a year it has been. We had our best finish as a team, ranking 10th among all High Performance teams. We set this goal for ourselves this year because we know we were capable of achieving great things.

2019 Individual Youth/Junior Elite National Rankings:

  • Brenna Zerby - 5th Youth Elite

  • Kevin Lorinc - 6th Youth Elite

  • Jenna Topott - 47th Youth Elite

  • Tarryn Brumley - 50th Youth Elite

  • Asher Lauderdale - 57th Junior Elite

  • Adam Janah - 70th Youth Elite


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OFF-SEASON SESSION TRYOUTS

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

Athletes must RSVP via link below 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

9/29 Team Scrimmage @ Little Elm Park

  • Race ages 6 & Up

  • Little Elm, TX

  • www.playtri.com/team-triathlon


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).

Please email eric.gusa@playtri.com with questions.


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.