USA Triathlon Talent ID Program

The USA Triathlon Talent ID program is a High-Performance program that finds, funds, advises, supports and mentors Olympic-Potential athletes. The TID program focuses solely on Draft-Legal World Triathlon racing with the goal of helping specially-identified athletes go from being introduced to the sport of triathlon to being a self-sustained professional triathlete over the course of two years.

This program is highly exclusive, and only a few athletes are selected each year. The following is an example of the selection process and how the athlete goes from being eligible to being selected:

Step 1: Hit time standards specified by the TID coordinator (verifiable data is mandatory)

Once this step is complete, the TID coordinator will determine whether or not an invite to the Talent ID camp is warranted. If athlete receives an invite to the TID camp, they will move on to step 2.

Step 2. Attend TID camp at the Colorado Springs Olympic and Paralympic Training Center

At this camp, athletes will get thorough mentorship from world class coaches and learn everything about draft-legal triathlon. Athletes will be assessed on their swim technique and bike skills along with their attitude, mentality and commitment.

Step 3. Get accepted into the TID program

If the athlete shows Olympic potential, has a positive mindset and attitude, and is committed to achieving Olympic aspirations and becoming a self-sustained Professional Draft-Legal Triathlete, they will be accepted into the program for a maximum of two years.

Step 4. Receive an athlete agreement

Athlete agreements will describe in detail what funding and incentives the program can provide the athlete. Funding includes a monthly stipend of ~$500/month; up to $5000 in gear reimbursement (to be used on purchasing gear to be able to properly train and race (examples: road bike, power meter, bike computer, shoes, kits, etc.); $3000 of race travel reimbursements (broken down into four $750 increments per race); and a bonus structure for each race where athletes can earn up to ~$3000/race if they hit all of the objectives.

Step 5. Sign, seal and deliver

After signing the agreement, athlete will work with the TID Coordinator to roughly map out the season, complete all necessary paperwork, get connected with a proper coaching/training environment and execute on performance metrics.

 

USA Paratriathlon Talent ID Program

The USA Paratriathlon Talent ID Program is a High-Performance program that finds, funds, advises, supports and mentors Paralympic Potential athletes. The TID program focuses solely on World Triathlon racing, with the goal of helping specially identified athletes go from being introduced to the sport of Paratriathlon to being on the national team over the course of two years.

This program is highly exclusive, and only a few athletes are selected each year. The following is an example of the selection process and how the athlete goes from being eligible to being selected:

Step 1: Hit time standards specified by the TID coordinator (verifiable data is mandatory)

Once this step is complete, the TID coordinator will determine whether or not an invite to the Talent ID camp is warranted. If athlete receives an invite to the TID camp, they will move on to step 2.

Step 2. Attend TID camp at the Colorado Springs Olympic and Paralympic Training Center

At this camp, athletes will get thorough mentorship from world-class coaches and learn everything from A-Z about paratriathlon. Athletes will be assessed on their swim technique, bike skills, and run potential, along with their attitude, mentality, and commitment.

Step 3. Get accepted into the TID program

If the athlete shows Paralympic potential, has a positive mindset and attitude, and is committed to achieving Paralympic goals, they will be accepted into the program for a maximum of two years.

Step 4. Receive an athlete agreement

Athlete agreements will describe in detail what funding and incentives the program can provide the athlete. Funding includes up to $5000 in gear reimbursement (to be used on purchasing gear to be able to properly train and race (examples: bike, power meter, bike computer, shoes, kits, etc.); $3000 of race travel reimbursements (broken down into four $750 increments per race); and a bonus structure for each race where athlete can earn up to ~$1000/race if they hit all of the objectives.

Step 5. Sign, seal and deliver

After signing the agreement, athlete will work with the TID Coordinator to roughly map out the season, complete all necessary paperwork, get connected with a proper coaching/training environment and execute on performance metrics.