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 2019 Academy Selection process
Academy selection is a 3 stage process:
- Eligibility, online application and review
- Swimming and Running Time Trials
- Academy Selection Day
Stage 1: Eligibility and online application
Stage 2: Swimming and Running Time Trials Important Date Change
The Triathlon England West Midlands Academy Swimming and Running Trials will take place on 28th September 2019 at University of Birmingham in Edgbaston, Birmingham. Applications for trials close Saturday 14th September.
09:30 – arrive and introduction in the meeting room – probably 30 to 45 minutes
10:30 – 12:00 – run track session
12:00 – 13:00 - Lunch and break
13:00 – 13:45 – Academy presentation and Q and A – meeting room
14:30 – 16:00 – pool
Stage 3: Academy Selection Day
Athletes who are successful at these trials will be invited to attend the 3rd stage of the process the venue, date and time are to be confirmed.
Shortly after the Academy Selection Day (stage 3) 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 Saturday 14th September.
If you have any questions please contact Steve Lloyd (Regional Head Coach)email@example.com