Coaching Program

The Saskatchewan Triathlon Coach Education Program

Triathlon Canada Facilitator Carly Priebe will be on hand to facilitate community coaching courses in Saskatoon  & Regina 

Saskatoon:  The 2 day course takes place Saturday March 18 Noon- 6:00pm as well as Sunday March 19 10:00am- 4:00pm

  Register for Saskatoon

    Regina:  Friday April 28 6:30pm- 9:30pm and Saturday April 29 9:00am- 5:00pm

   Register for Regina

   Cost:  STAC members $ 50.00 Non STAC members $ 125.00 

The Saskatchewan Triathlon Association is committed to providing education and training opportunities for all individuals interested in a role as a coach for the sport of triathlon. Our values on coaching and its influence on an athlete's development are reflected by the values from the Coaches Association of Canada (CAC).


The CAC Believes:

  • That sport leads to individual and community growth
  • That coaching is the primary influence on the quality of a participant's sport experience.
  • That competent and ethical coaches are essential to the provision of a safe and positive sport environment
  • That coaching requires lifelong learning
  • That coaching education demands collective effort
  • That inclusion must be the hallmark of Canada's sport environment

Visit Coach.ca for more information on the values of the Coaches Association of Canada.

Saskatchewan Triathlon offers the Adult Community Coaching Course and the Youth Community Coaching Course

Course Descriptions

Adult Community Coaching Course

A two day course tailored for adult triathletes and coaches of age group athletes.
The three primary areas covered in the weekend include:
a) safety, ethics, and liability
b) technical introduction to all four sports
c) programme planning

This weekend experience provides an excellent springboard for both athletes and coaches to gain information, discuss principles of triathlon training for adults, and network with other participants in the sport. The information is presented in an organized, visual manual with applied exercises that provide opportunities for both learning and applying concepts of training and racing.

This course is geared towards coaches working or wishing to work in recreational or novice level competitive coaching or with adults or youth in programmes that last only a few weeks (ie. Club leaders, school programs, Parks and Rec, etc.).

Below is a brief list of some key focus areas of the course:
• ethical issues that arise with adult populations (group and individual)
• safety scenarios including how to prepare for training and racing in both hot and cold climates
• holistic coaching
• technical foundations in swimming, cycling, running, and transitions
• common drills used to train technical areas in swimming, cycling, and running
• instructional strategies to apply when teaching and learning skills
• principles of training applied to triathlon
• introduction to principles of planning

Completion of this course will result in the participant receiving a TRAINED status as a Community Adult Coach in the NCCP system. Coaches wishing to go on to receive full NCCP Triathlon coaching certification must take Community as the first course in a series of three.

Youth Community Coaching Course

A two day course (6-8 hour classroom activities, 4 hours hands-on coaching) tailored for coaches of young triahletes or those interested in someday coaching youth in the sport of triathlon.

The main themes in the youth course are “FUN, FORM, and FITNESS”, variation (not perfect practice but variable practice makes perfect in the future!!), and Physical Literacy / Growth considerations as fundamental guides to programming at younger ages (pre-pubescent). 

This weekend experience provides an excellent springboard for both athletes and coaches to gain information discuss principles of triathlon training for youth, and network with other participants in the sport. The information is presented in an organized, visual manual with applied exercises that provide opportunities for both learning and applying concepts of training and racing. The course concludes with a chance for coaches-in-training to gain hands-on experience and learn a variety of great activities by helping to coach youth in a 4 hour triathlon clinic.

Below is a brief list of some key focus areas of the course:

  • FUN - Introductions, KOS philosophy / rules, and Why People Participate in Sport
  • FORM – the 3 C’s (core, coordination, components) and Swim, Bike, Run, Transitions technique, Physical Literacy
  • LTAD – Long Term Athlete Development (includes growth / development)
  • MED – Making Ethical Decisions
  • Practice Planning (for Sunday)
  • FITNESS – planning, skill development, “long term” planning
  • Activity / Coaching session – Fun, Form, Fitness applied (outdoor and pool session with kids)
  • Bridging the Gap (KOS to Junior progression; Sampling to Specializing in LTAD lingo)

*The course follows a “learn by doing” model. We will reference the manuals and use them for some small activities, but the majority of the weekend will involve activities that demonstrate the info contained in your books. The manuals are designed as reference guides to take with you and refer to in future.

Completion of this course will result in the participant receiving a TRAINED status as a Community Youth Coach in the NCCP system. Coaches wishing to go on to receive full NCCP Triathlon coaching certification must take Community as the first course in a series of three.