Skills School: June 16th 2019 Leybourne and Cyclopark

Open water swim skills, bike handling and racing skills

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Date 16 Jun 2019 08:30
HQ Leybourne Lakes Watersports, 437 Lunsford Lane, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 6JA ME20 6JA map
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What time and how much?

08:30 - 10:15 at Leybourne Lakes

11:00 - 13:00 at Gravesend Cyclopark


How much: Cost of the session is £17.

What are Skills School Days?
Skills School days are a great opportunity for young triathletes to develop their triathlon skills in a fun and engaging environment.  Each day will be led by your regional Skills School Lead Coach and supported by qualified British Triathlon Coaches.

The day’s activities will be built upon our world class Skills Development framework and will vary from day to day.
Who is it for? 
Skills School days are primarily for athletes committed to exploring personal excellence using the Skills School principles.
Those wishing to attend must be able to meet the 5-5-5 criteria. This is the ability to swim, bike and run for 5minutes continually in each of the three. There are no other performance requirements for attending a Skills School day.
Athletes must be between the ages of 10 - 16yrs. Having some experience of triathlon whilst not essential will be beneficial.

It’s also a great day for coaches to develop their knowledge working with junior athletes. Up to 6-8 club coaches can attend the day. The coaches will have the opportunity to develop their coaching skills in line with the Skills School ethos with problem based learning through game based sessions.  

Coaches should book directly through the Skill School Lead Coach for South East at the email address provided.
What are the sessions that we focusing on?
This session will focus on performance racing skills including drafting in the swim, working with a group on the bike and negotiating dead turns with other cyclists.

Skills School is a new British Triathlon initiative based around athletes exploring through play and developing their skills through creative and innovative sessions. The athletes will be encouraged to develop their technical, tactical and mental skills during the sessions.
How do we get involved?
A parent or guardian can sign up participants via Rider HQ online booking system.Please provide the parent/guardians contact details.
Please note you will need to do a separate booking for each participant you would like to sign up.

Once you have signed up you will receive an email from the Skills School Lead Coach no earlier than TWO WEEKS prior to the Skills School day. This will contain all the information you will need regarding the day. 

Need more information
Contact Liz Scott, Skills School Lead coach - South East Region.