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July 15–17, 2014
 Check-in Tuesday, July 15, 7:30 a.m.
Check-out Thursday, July 17,  6:30 p.m.
McDaniel College
Westminster, MD

SPACE LIMITED
TO JUST 25 TRIATHLETES

USA TRIATHLON SKILLS CAMP JULY 15–17

We're super excited to bring the Mid-Atlantic's only USA Triathlon Skills Camp back to McDaniel College in Westminster, MD this July. Designed for the novice to intermediate level 12–17 year-old triathlete and taught exclusively by USA Triathlon Certified Coaches, our three-day two-night Skills Camp will focus on the fundamentals within triathlon's four disciplines: swimming, biking, running, and transition.

The Mid-Atlantic Region USA Triathlon Skills Camp follows USA Triathlon's age-up rule. If your triathlete turns 12 in 2014, they are eligible to attend camp.

ABOUT USA TRIATHLON SKILLS CAMPS

Granted designation by USA Triathlon, the National Governing Body of multisport, USA Triathlon Skills Camps are designed with the novice to intermediate level 12–17 year-old triathlete in mind. These camps focus on the fundamentals of triathlon's four disciplines: swimming, biking, running, and transition. In the pool, triathletes will work on swim stroke fundamentals, starts, buoy turns, navigation, and simulated open water swimming. On the bike, triathletes will practice cornering, climbing, descending, and braking skills and be introduced to pack riding and entry-level, draft-legal racing skills. Run drills will focus on dynamic warm-ups, proper form, and transition runs. Significant focus will be placed on mastering ITU-style flow through transitions with flying mounts and dismounts. Triathletes will also learn about sports nutrition and how to structure their training, and USA Triathlon Certified Youth and Junior Coaches will discuss how to keep triathlon in balance with school sports. Triathletes will benefit from working with coaches having specific youth triathlon education, training and certification while learning alongside peers who share their interest in the sport of triathlon.

ONLINE REGISTRATION, FEES & CAMP SIZE

Register online at imATHLETE.com/events/skillscamp

$400 through June 30
$450 beginning July 1

Registration will close once the camp size has reached 25 campers to maintain a five to one camper to coach ratio.

YOUR COACHES

Christy Lausch is co-founder and Head Coach of the MINI COW TRI CLUB's Development, Competition, and High Performance Teams. Christy leverages 16 years of multisport experience, holds USA Triathlon Certified Level 1 Coach and USA Triathlon Youth & Junior Coaching Certifications. Christy is also Regional Athlete Development Coordinator for the USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic Region.

Caryn "CJ" Jaffe is a Registered Nurse, USA Triathlon Certified Level 1 Coach, six-time Ironman finisher, former Team in Training Mentor for the Columbia Triathlon and EagleMan Triathlon, and was a 2013 athlete on Team REFUEL Got chocolate milk?

Jake Fox is a competitive age group triathlete and holds both a USA Triathlon Certified Level 1 Coach and a USA Triathlon Youth & Junior Coaching Certification. Jake is Assistant Coach of the MINI COW TRI CLUB.

Terra Castro is a former ITU and IRONMAN professional triathlete and holds both a USA Triathlon Certified Level 1 Coach and a USA Triathlon Youth & Junior Coaching Certification. Terra is head coach of the Oyster-Adams Middle School Cross Country Team. Terra lives in D.C. with her husband Zane, head coach of the Marymount University men’s and women’s cross country and triathlon teams.

Amy Maxwell is a USA Triathlon Certified Level 1 Coach, USA Track & Field Certified Level 1 Coach, and Corrective Exercise Specialist and Personal Trainer certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

ATHLETIC PREREQUISITES

While previous multisport experience is not required, campers must be able to swim 200 meters continuously, confidently ride a road bike with drop handle bars (no hybrid bikes or triathlon bikes with aero bars), and run 2 kilometers without stopping.

CAMP LOCATION

The Mid-Atlantic Region USA Triathlon Skills Camp will be hosted at McDaniel College. McDaniel College is a private college located in Westminster, MD, a small, historic town just 30 miles northwest of Baltimore's Inner Harbor and 60 miles north of Washington, D.C. Triathletes will enjoy traditional dormitory housing adjacent to the pool and dining hall and a short walk to the track. Sports fields and reserved parking lots will provide areas for transition, bike handling, and running drills, and the surrounding area will allow triathletes to safely practice individual and group riding techniques.

Outside the Mid-Atlantic Region? Find a USA Triathlon Skills Camp near you.

EQUIPMENT NEEDS, CHECK IN & CODE OF CONDUCT

Registered campers will receive a "What to Bring" checklist prior to camp. Check in will be 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, and check out will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17. Campers and parents will be required to read and sign our Code of Conduct.

QUESTIONS?

Questions about Skills Camp? Contact the Head Coach, Christy Lausch, at christy@MiniCowTriClub.com.