Playtri Youth & Juniors Team Programs

We believe that young athletes thrive in an 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 SESSION 2017 Available Team Programs

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Questions?

  • Colleyville parents, please email Coach Andrew Harley at a.theharley@gmail.com 
  • Dallas parents, please email Coach Debi Berg at tricoachdebi@gmail.com
  • McKinney parents, please email Coach Morgan Hoffman at morgan@playtri.com
  • Plano/The Colony parents, please email Coach Chuck at selcuk@playtri.com
  • Rockwall parents, please email Coach Morgan Davis at morgandavis@playtri.com

 

Colleyville - Team Playtri Kids Club (Nov 2017 - Jan 2018)

Race ages 6-15

Recreational, skills-based team focused on understanding USAT rules, basic skills and strategy for triathlon racing. Prerequisites: Athletes must be off training wheels, and must be able to swim from one end of the pool to the other without stopping.

Cost: $225/OS Session ($75/month), plus $2 pool fee/swim practice

 

PLANO/THE COLONY - Team Playtri Kids Club (Nov 2017 - Jan 2018)

Race ages 6-15

Recreational, skills-based team focused on understanding USAT rules, basic skills and strategy for triathlon racing. Prerequisites: Athletes must be off training wheels, and must be able to swim from one end of the pool to the other without stopping.

Cost: $225/OS Session ($75/month), plus $75 pool facility fee

 

ROCKWALL - Team Playtri Kids Silver (Nov 2017 - Jan 2018

Race ages 6-15

Beginner to intermediate skills-based team focused on understanding USAT rules, basic skills and strategy for triathlon racing. Prerequisites: Athletes must be off training wheels, and must be able to swim from one end of the pool to the other without stopping.

Cost: $450/OS Session ($150/month)

 

Dallas – Team Playtri Kids Blue (Oct 2017 - Jan 2018)

Race Ages 6-9

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. 

Cost: $500/OS Session ($125/month), plus $75 pool facility fee

 

Dallas – Team Playtri Kids Blue Without swim (Oct 2017 - Jan 2018)

Race Ages 6-9

Beginner to Intermediate team format with three weekly practices. Primary emphases are fun, refining basic techniques and learning basic racing and training strategy. 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 a half mile without walking. 9-11 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. 

Cost: $300/OS Session ($75/month)

 

Dallas – Team Playtri Kids SILVER (Oct 2017 - Jan 2018)

Race Ages 8-11

Beginner to Intermediate team format with three weekly practices. Primary emphases are fun, refining basic techniques and learning basic racing and training strategy. 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 a half mile without walking. 9-11 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. 

Cost: $600/OS Session ($150/month) plus $75 pool facility fee

 

Dallas – Team Playtri Kids Gold (Oct 2017 - Jan 2018)

Race Ages 9-15

Intermediate team format with three weekly practices. Primary emphases are fun, refining basic techniques and learning basic racing and training strategy. 9-10 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. 11-15 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. 

Cost: $600/OS Session ($150/month), plus $75 pool facility fee

 

Dallas – Team Playtri Juniors (Oct 2017 - Jan 2018)

Race Ages 12-18

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. 12-15 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. 16-18 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. 

Cost: $600/OS Session ($150/month) plus $75 pool facility fee

 

Dallas - Team Playtri Juniors Plus (Oct 2017 - Jan 2018)

 

Practices, prerequisites and equipment requirements are the same for this program, but athletes are also provided with individual coaching in the form of at-home workouts from the head coach based on the individual athlete’s strengths, weaknesses and goals.

This program demands a certain amount of self-motivation from young athletes, and is generally recommend for older/more mature athletes.

Cost: $1000/OS Session ($250/month) + $75 pool facility fee

 

McKinney – Team Playtri Kids Blue (Nov 2017 - Jan 2018)

Race Ages 6-9

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 – athletes joining must be able to swim 25y in the pool without stopping (any stroke) and confidently ride their bike without training wheels. 

Cost: $375/OS Session ($125/month), plus $75 pool facility fee

 

McKinney – Team Playtri Kids Silver (Nov 2017 - Jan 2018)

Race Ages 8-11

Intermediate team format with three weekly practices. Primary emphases are fun, refining basic techniques, learning basic racing and training strategy, and improving general fitness. 8-9 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 0.5 miles without stopping to walk. 10-11 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. 

Cost: $450/OS Session ($150/month), plus $75 pool facility fee

 

McKinney – Team Playtri Kids Gold 1 (Nov 2017 - Jan 2018)

Race Ages 10-15

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). 10-12 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. 13-15 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. 

Cost: $450/OS Session ($150/month), plus $75 pool facility fee

 

McKinney – Team Playtri Kids Gold 2 (Nov 2017 - Jan 2018)

Race Ages 10-16

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. 10-16 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. 

Cost: $450/OS Session ($150/month), plus $75 pool facility fee

Gold 2 Swim Enhanced Program

Cost: $555/OS Session ($185/month), plus $75 pool facility fee

 

McKinney – Team Playtri Elite Devo Team* (Nov 2017 - Jan 2018)

Race Ages 12-17

Introductory elite/draft-legal team format with practices 4-6 days a week. Devo 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 Devo 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 Devo Team program should be able to swim 100y freestyle in 1:20 or faster (boys) or 1:25 or faster (girls), work safely and effectively in a two abreast paceline at speed, and run one mile in 6:30 or faster (boys) or 7:00 or faster (girls). Athletes should be prepared to compete in at least one travel race during the 2018 season.

Cost: 

  • $600/OS Session ($200/month), plus $75 pool facility fee*
  • With Enhanced Swim Program: $825/OS Session ($275/month), plus $75 pool facility fee*

*Please note, athletes who wish to compete with Team Playtri Elite during the competitive season MUST participate in an Off-Season Session prior to their first race season. Athletes with prior experience may skip the Off-Season and return in season at the Coach's discretion.

 

McKinney – Team Playtri Elite* (Nov 2017 - Jan 2018)

Race Ages 13-19

Nationally recognized elite short-course draft-legal program for youth and junior athletes. Practices 6 days a week, 1-3 hours per day. All athletes are required to remain in constant contact with the head coach via the Training Peaks online tool. TPE 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. Athletes should be prepared to compete in at least two travel races during the 2018 season.

Cost:

  • $750/session ($250/month), plus $75 pool facility fee
  • With Swim Program: $1125/OS Session ($375/month), plus $75 pool facility fee*

*Please note, athletes who wish to compete with Team Playtri Elite during the competitive season MUST participate in an Off-Season Session prior to their first race season. Athletes with prior experience may skip the Off-Season and return in season at the Coach's discretion.

 

DISTANCE ATHLETES - Team Playtri Elite/DEVO (Ongoing)

Race Ages 12-19

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/OS Session ($200/month)

*Please note, athletes who wish to compete with Team Playtri Elite during the competitive season MUST participate in an Off-Season Session prior to their first race season. Athletes with prior experience may skip the Off-Season and return in season at the Coach's discretion.

 

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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