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 firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form
2. Swimming and Running Time Trials
3. Academy Selection
-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.
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
Youth B/Juniors 400m swim
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). email@example.com