Individuals take part for a variety of different reasons and will develop at different rates. Therefore, the Welsh Triathlon pathway consists of a number of activities for athletes aged 11-19 years old who wish to explore performance focused triathlon.
What is the Welsh Triathlon Pathway?
It includes a mixture of open access and selective programs each with the purpose to create a supportive, challenging, and inspiring environment to help aid and guide athlete development. We aim to deliver our pathway activity in a collaborative and engaging way with young people’s home-based clubs, coaches and support network.
Figure 1 highlights what each pathway activity focuses on, who it is aimed at and the kind of activities it covers. All of our pathway programs are designed and delivered aligned to the Athlete Development Framework (ADF). The framework focuses on developing more than just swim, bike and run. We want to create independent learners and problem solvers, athletes capable of consistently making the right decisions at the right time no matter the level of expectation. You can find a complete breakdown of the ADF and its six pillars HERE.
Click the links below to find out more details on each of the programmes that make up the Welsh Pathway and how you can get involved.
The Welsh Triathlon Regional Training Days and Academy Programmes are open to athletes who wish to pursue performance focused Paratriathlon in the pathway. Para athletes can be fully integrated into RTD and WTAP activity.
If you are a para athlete who would like to get involved please contact our Development Coach Vicky Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We understand the value of the home daily training environments (DTE) and are committed to working with WTAP athletes and their home coaches on supporting the development of their DTE. The WTAP is designed to operate as an add value programme and not to replace the DTE.