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West Midlands Regional Academy

The West Midlands Region Regional Academy helps young athletes from local and regional programmes to develop into nationally and internationally recognised athletes in line with the BTF National Development Strategy.

The Academy helps talented young athletes in the West Midlands to build on their potential and give them opportunities to experience high quality coaching from inside and outside the sport with a view to developing them into competent athletes, capable of being accepted on to the World Class Programme of British Triathlon.

In addition to Academy Training Days, athletes are supported and monitored continuously by a team of dedicated coaches, led by Level 3 Triathlon Coach Steve Lloyd as Regional Head Coach.  Steve has been involved in sport and coaching for a number of years and runs his own triathlon coaching business. He is supported by Andy Teagle. Their Academy training complements the athletes' training in their home clubs. 

Applications are open for the 2021 Academy Trials

Swimming and Running Time Trial

Academy selection 3 stage process:

1.   Eligibility, application and review  please contact tewmjuniordev@outlook.com for an application form

2.   Swimming and Running Time Trials

3.   Academy Selection 

Stage 1. Eligibility and application form

-Applications are invited from athletes who:

-Live in the West Midlands

-Applicants must be 15 to 19 years old by 31/12/2022 

-We will take into account the application form with training history.

-If they are a BTF member, West Midlands is listed as the region on their Triathlon England race licence.   

-If selected for academy then must become a Triathlon England member.

The points calculator can be accessed on the British Triathlon Talent Identification website. 

Athletes should read the Athlete Development Framework and Regional Academy Guide very carefully as it will help when deciding whether or not to apply. The Regional Academy Points Tables times quoted are based on those of programme triathlete's single discipline performances. 

Selection to the Academy will be primarily based on points achieved at the trials supported by information provided in the application process.

All current academy members under 18 years old are also expected to apply.

Once applications close they will be reviewed and invitations to trial will be sent to successful applicants.

The application form can be found here. 

Stage 2. Swimming and Running Time Trials 9th October 2021

Exact time of arrival for welcome will be notified 

13:00 – 15:00 – Run TT                        At Harvey Hadden, Nottingham

15:00 – 16:30 -  Bike Tests                   At Harvey Hadden

17:30 – 18:00 - Academy Expectation  At the University of Nottingham 

18:00 – 20:00 – Swim TT                      At the University of  Nottingham

Full address details will be given in the invitations. 

The academy trials are  for those athletes who are 

Youth A 15/16 by   31/12/2022

Youth B      17  by  31/12/2022

Junior    18-19 by   31/12/2022

The trial distance is by your age at 1/9/2021

TS3/Youth A 200m swim

1500m run

Youth B/Juniors 400m swim

3000m run 

3. Academy Selection

Shortly after invitations to join the Academy as either a full member or affiliate member will be sent out.  

Athletes offered a place in the Academy or as an Affiliate will be required to become a member of Triathlon England if they aren't already.

Applications for trials close 30th September 2021

If you have any questions please contact Steve Lloyd (Regional Head Coach).   westmidlandsacademy@britishtriathlon.org

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