The role of coaches and staff working within the England Programme is to support and develop athletes who may have the potential long-term to achieve selection to the British Triathlon World Class Performance Programme (WCPP). Regionally, this is achieved through our Academies and nationally through England Next Generation.
For more information on the Regional Academies and Next Generation Programme please see the hanbooks below:
Regional Academies are in place to provide guidance for triathlon coaches, clubs, parents and talented young athletes who aspire and have the potential to compete at the highest level within the sport of triathlon. The academy is run by a Regional Lead who is the direct link and a bridge between the region and the England Programme. Academies are not designed to replace the home training environment, rather to add to it.
Regional Academy Application Process 2023-2024
Each regional academy will be hosting trials in September and October to select their new cohort of athletes for next year. To apply to trial please fill out the form below.
The trial dates and locations for each academy can be found below
Salt Ayre, Lancaster
The Edge swimming pool and track, Leeds Beckett University
Tudor Grange and Leicester Cycle Circuit
New Hall School, Chelmsford
Osterley athletics track and Chiswick pool
Radley college, Abingdon
Univeristy of Bath Sports Training Village, Bath
England Next Generation
England Next Generation is an extension of the Regional Academies and is the Home Nation Talent programme for England. It is for the very best young triathletes in England between the ages of 15 and 19, and usually consists of around 25 - 35 athletes in total.
Similar to Regional Academies it operates as an ‘add value’ camp based programme with athletes coming together at selected weekends throughout the year either to train and/or race. There are very close links between England Next Generation and the World Class Programme. Coaches and Sports Science/Medicine Practitioners work very closely across both Programmes to better align coaching and support services.
England Next Generation also delivers a bespoke education programme linked to the ADF and the philosophy of whole athlete development, to better aid athletes in the transition into post-18 life (e.g. National Training Centres, the World Class Programme) as well as better manage the ups, downs and challenges associated with being a world leading athlete.
Selection to England Next Generation is based on a number of factors such as race results, athlete development linked to the Athlete Development Framework, technical skills and the various attitudinal and performance behaviours that are requisite for long term success and development in the sport. The normal route of entry into England Next Generation is through a Regional Academy; Academies support athletes in developing the skills, knowledge and understanding to support a smooth transition into the programme. More information on selection to England Next Generation can be found here (under Junior Selection Policies).
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