Purple Minions @ The J

The Purple  Minions Triathlon club hosted at the Tucson JCC

Kids Programs

Excell Kids Programs

Next session: AUGUST 13 - NOVEMBER 3, 2019

Location: Tucson JCC (3800 East River Rd)

Time: Tuesdays 4:00pm - 4:25pm (Swim) 4:35pm - 5:45pm ( Run day)

 Thursdays  4:00pm - 4:25pm (Swim) 4:35pm - 5:45pm (Bike/Brick day)


Purple Minions (Age 6 -13) - No experience required (see details below)

Excell Elite Kids Team - Experience required (see details below)

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General Information

general information

 

Head Coach Robin Kremer and Clark Reeves - Certificate USA Triathlon Youth and Juniors
​Assistant Coaches:
Jen Weiser, Tami Robertson, Isela Howlett, Molly Mc Cormick
Nutritional Coach
Joanie Rogucki 

All Youth Curriculum based on USA Triathlon Standards


Scholarship funds available- Ask Coach Robin 

 

FREE Bike Loaner program, provided by Tucson JCC & Excell Tri Coaching 

(limited number)

FREE Helmet Program sponsored by Genesis OB/GYN Practice

 

Full Payments- $245 members, $285 non-members

Monthly Payments-$90 members Monthly, $99 Non members monthly

Register at JCC Sports Desk or online at:

http://www.tucsonjcc.org/sports/youth-tri-training/

Call the JCC at 520-299-3000

Thunderbolt Kids Triathlon
Thunderbolt Kids Triathlon

PURPLE MINIONS

PURPLE MINIONS (AGE 6 - 13)

 

~~~ RED TEAM - New to the sport ~~~


Newbies to the team who are learning the sport. No experience required.

FUN, skill development and understanding the sport is vital.  Our Red team practices with the team but when we break up in to groups they go and learn their basic skills at their stations.  Goal for this level is to race safely and have fun. 


      Basic skills include:

  • Development of swimming, biking, running skills, transition between the sports, confidence building, basic USA Triathlon rules, a nutritional program, strength training, learning to be safe and building fun training habits.  

     Program requirements:

  • Swim- Must be able to swim across a 25 yard pool without assistance from adult
  • Bike- Must have a working bike and be able to ride bike without training wheels
  • FREE HELMETS provided by Geneis OBGYN Practice
  • Run- Must have a good pair of running shoes
  • All parents must fill out a health history on athlete
  • USA Triathlon youth membership required (www.USATriathlon.org)



 

~~~  Yellow Team- Intermediate ~~~

Yellow Team is usually for returning team members who will be working to refine and develop more sports specific skills while continuing to build on the foundation for Green level.  It is important to continue to build the frame work so the kids can achieve more goals and develop more skill levels. 

     Program requirements:

  • Swim- must be able to swim 100 yards 
  • Bike- must have a working bike and be able to ride at least 3 miles
  • HELMETS required and must pass safety inspection
  • Run- must have a good pair of running shoes and able to walk/run 1/2 mile 
  • All athletes parents must fill out or update a health history 
  • USA triathlon youth membership required (www.USATriathlon.org)



 

~~~ Green Team- Advanced ~~~ 

Green Team is for kids with some tri experience but needs to work on and develop stronger skills and endurance levels to compete in a local Triathlon, a 5K, or just have fun with others while learning about the sport. The Green team is focusing on building a stronger frame work of knowledge for physical endurance, physical strength, a good understanding of nutritional concepts, the use and following of the USA Triathlon guidelines of Racing, having good time management for training, and the mental skills tools for self confidence and respect your team mates, while using safe training practice/habits, and of course a good dose of fun.

     Program requirements:

  • Swim- must be able to swim 200 yards 
  • Bike- must have a working bike and be able to ride at least 5 miles
  • HELMETS required and must pass safety inspection
  • Run- must have a good pair of running shoes and able to run 1 mile without stopping
  • All athletes parents must fill out or update a health history 
  • USA triathlon youth membership required (www.USATriathlon.org)


Race time for the kids
Race time for the kids

elite race team - purple team

Elite Race Team

elite race team - purple team

 

This is where the training begins.  More speed, more distance and technique's for competitive racing.  Each athlete will learn how to train safely and be able to set personal goals while learning how to be a better athlete. 
Train to do a Sprint triathlon as a group, Learn better technique swimming   

Train to Run a 5K Learn to set goals and manage,  Learn important Recovery techniques


    ​Program requirements:

  • Swim- must be able to swim 100 yards- 3:30
  • Bike- must have a Road bike, Double sided pedals, and be able to ride 8 miles
  • HELMETS required and must pass safety inspection
  • Run- must have a good pair of running shoes and able to run 1 mile without stopping
  • All athletes parents must fill out or update a health history
  • USA triathlon youth membership required  (www.USATriathlon.org) 

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