USA Triathlon Announces Joint Endurance Coaching Summit with TrainingPeaks and USA Cycling

By USA Triathlon | Feb. 23, 2017, 6:33 p.m. (ET)
endurance coaching summitCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon, TrainingPeaks and USA Cycling announce the 2017 Endurance Coaching Summit (ECS) to be held on Aug. 3 and 4 at the University of Colorado Boulder. ECS will provide a unique blend of business and science topics for endurance coaches to expand their knowledge and learn new ways to grow their business.
 
In lieu of USA Triathlon’s annual Coaching Business Innovation Retreat, the organization has partnered with TrainingPeaks and USA Cycling on ECS to host a world-class list of presenters and offer valuable hands-on sessions for leaders in the endurance sports industry, in addition to the strategic agenda Coaching Business Innovation Retreat attendees have come to expect.
 
“The Endurance Coaching Summit has continued to evolve to meet the needs of endurance coaching across sport disciplines. We look forward to our partnership with USA Triathlon and USA Cycling to establish a program that will deliver the latest in science-based training and also inspire coaches to grow and innovate in their businesses,” said Dirk Friel, Co-Founder and Chief of Fitness Brands at TrainingPeaks.
 
ECS will cover the key challenges faced by today’s coaches to give them the tools needed to expand. Attendees will also gain practical insights into the latest research and science-based strategies.
 
“It’s a great opportunity to collaborate with our longtime partner, TrainingPeaks, as well as a fellow National Governing Body such as USA Cycling on the 2017 Endurance Coaching Summit,” said Linda Cleveland, USA Triathlon Coach Development Senior Manager. “The Summit will strengthen coaches’ entrepreneurial tool kit and equip them with the latest science-based training methodologies."
 
Announcement of the speaker lineup is expected soon and potential attendees can view the past presenter list by visiting the ECS website.
 
The Summit will include daily small breakout sessions in partnership with the University of Colorado Sports Medicine and Performance Center. CUSMPC’s internationally renowned staff will give coaches insights on topics including cycling and running biomechanics, swim stroke analysis, physiological and metabolic testing, and sports nutrition using the most advanced sports performance technologies.
 
Coaches will also have the opportunity to network with some of the industry’s best coaches, brands and thought leaders. All USA Triathlon, USA Cycling, U.S. Track & Field, Cross Country Coaches Association Certified Coaches will earn CEUs for attending. USA Triathlon Certified Coaches can earn 12 USAT CEUs for attending this event in person or six USAT CEUs for the online summit.
 
For more details and to register, visit endurancecoachingsummit.com. Join the conversation: #ECSboulder.
 
About TrainingPeaks 
TrainingPeaks provides the complete web, mobile and desktop solutions for enabling smart and effective endurance training. Products include TrainingPeaks web and mobile platforms for athletes and coaches, Best Bike Split performance prediction software, and new WKO4 desktop software for cutting-edge individualized analysis. TrainingPeaks solutions are used by Tour de France teams, Ironman World Champions, Olympians, age-group athletes and coaches around the world to track, analyze and plan their training. Learn more at trainingpeaks.com.
 
About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).