Developing Youth in the Rocky Mountain Region

By Joe Turcotte | March 25, 2009, 11:54 p.m. (ET)

Do you know of a youth or junior interested in triathlon?  The Rocky Mountain Region has 'em covered with information on coaching, racing, and much more.  Here are the latest happenings:

National Youth and Junior Race Calendar
* Strawberry Fields USAT Youth Elite and Junior Elite National Cup - July 18 - 19,  
   Oxnard, CA.  2009 Junior World Championship Qualifier

* USAT Youth National Championships - Aug 8, Colorado Springs, CO

* USAT Youth Elite and Junior Elite National Championships - Aug 8,
   Colorado Springs, CO
  
*  USAT Twenty - 12 Talent ID Invitational - April 18, Lubbock, TX

School Based Multisport at The Galileo School of Math and Science
The Galileo project was our first School Based Multisport Project in the Rocky Mountain
Region!  Coach Kyle Chamberlain began working with athletes in September 2008 and the program continues to grow into the Spring of 2009.  USA Triathlon and USA Swimming have partnered in this project to create a unique and exciting introduction to Multisport and the lifestyle that goes with it!  Our second School Based Project is in the selection process and slated to launch Fall 2009.  To receive information or inquire about an application contact Michelle Cox at gonswimn@yahoo.com.


Coach Mentoring - The Rocky Mountain Region is initiating a coach mentoring program for youth and junior coaches in the RMR. This is a one on one practical, educational and informational opportunity for emerging or experienced coaches to spend with the RMR Athlete Development Coordinator and a team of young athletes.  Participants will learn about program design, athlete testing, long term athlete development, coaching techniques, team training sessions, seasonal planning, etc.  They will also spend time helping to coach a High Performance Team of youth and juniors.

Interested coaches should contact -
Michelle Cox ~ Falfins Triathlon
USAT Rocky Mtn Region RADC
gonswimn@yahoo.com
719-291-6540 

Collegiate Grant and Teams - The Rocky Mtn Region Council recently awarded $1000 in grant funding to our (RMR) Collegiates.  Teams from Air Force Academy, Colorado State University, The University of Colorado and The University of New Mexico will compete at Collegiate Nationals in Lubbock, Texas on April 19th.  We are very excited about supporting collegiate teams and athletes and wish them all the very best when they represent the Rocky Mountain Region in Texas!

PATCO Championships
Five athletes from or attending college in the Rocky Mtn Region qualified for the PATCO Championships on May 16th in Oklahoma City, OK.  Congratulations to:

Kate Ross
Breanna Hemming
Linley Wendt
Drew Scott
Sam Sutherland

RMR Youth and Junior Teams

Falfins Triathlon Team - Colorado Springs, CO
  Michelle Cox
  gonswimn@yahoo.com
  http://www.falfins.org/
  719-291-6540

Riptide Multisport - Golden, CO
   Sean Wendt
   http://riptidemultisports.com/

Parker Phenomena - Parker, CO
   Sheli Hemming
   headcoach@swimtlc.com
   http://www.swimtlc.com/
   303-646-4711

To list your team please send contact information to -
   Michelle Cox
   USAT Rocky Mtn Region RADC
   gonswimn@yahoo.com
   719-291-6540

To find out more news and information about USAT Youth and Junior Elite programs, visit http://www.usatriathlon.org/content/index/1957