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Little Sharks Youth Triathlon Team

Presented by Nutriformance and Athletic Republic

If You Have A Desire To Tri And Have Fun Join

Little Shark Kid’s Tri Club

The Little Shark Triathlon Club is for kids who like to swim, bike and run! Local professionals from Big Shark, Nutriformance/Athletic Republic, Pedal Hard and the Parkway Swim Club have teamed up to offer fantastic training opportunities for the young multi-sport athlete.

Pick and choose what your athlete needs to improve beginning this January by taking advantage of the special pricing available only to Little Shark members.  The second week in April the Little Sharks will come together for team training specific to triathlon on Saturday mornings. Practice dates, time and location can be found on the team calendar.

Informational Meeting

What:  Little Shark Kid’s Triathlon Club Informational Meeting

Where: Nutriformance/Athletic Republic 10407 Clayton Road 63131

When:  Thursday, January 22 at 6pm

Who:    All those interested in joining the Little Shark Kid’s Triathlon Club and parents

Learn more about: Practice locations and times, expectations, equipment, club benefits, uniform kit orders, and more!

2015 Little Shark Club Membership

Club Membership Cost: $35

Benefits:

  • Eligibility for team discount at Athletic Republic and Pedal Hard

  • USA Triathlon sanctioned club

  • USAT Club Program Insurance

  • Team discounts for Big Shark sponsored races (discount code provided.)

  • Big Shark Store discount 10% to families for triathlon gear. Bicycle specials TBD

  • Coaching at Big Shark Sponsored triathlon races for kids

Little Shark Team Training

Session 1

Cost: $170

April 11th- June 6th, 2015

Session 2

Cost: $170

June 13th- August 8th

Important Information for January!

Sample Uniform Kits are available NOW for sizing at Big Shark LOOP (6133 Delmar Blvd). Uniform kit orders will be placed only once this year. Last opportunity to order will be January 30th, 2015. Athletes can order a custom triathlon top, bottom or skin suit option. Prices depend on the size of the team order. A shirt option will  be available at a minimum cost.

Swim Skills evaluation will take place: Saturday, January 24th at 3:00pm at Parkway West High School

Join and  Sign Up Here

Take a look at additional training options available to Little Sharks by our partners and sponsors:

Athletic Republic brings together the key components of improved speed, agility, power and overall athletic performance. Throughout the training period, specific attention is given to sprint mechanics, neuromuscular coordination, anaerobic and aerobic conditioning and muscle physiology, all for the specific purpose of improving every athlete's performance.

Cost: $99/mo + tax allows student-athletes the opportunity to train in small groups 1-2x per week using acceleration protocol. $170/mo + tax for 3-4x per week.

Contact Charlie McDoniel, MS, Office 314-432-6103, Cell: 314-707-4341, charliem@athleticrepublicstl.com

Pedal Hard @ Big Shark West is an indoor cycling training facility. Using their own bicycles on Computrainer stationary trainers, the young athletes are guided through their own personalized workout by our professional coaching staff. In addition to working on improving fitness, workouts include coaching cycling skills such as: proper use of gears and how to set a race pace. Bicycles must have a 26" or larger wheel to fit in the Computrainers.

Cost: Special Little Shark Program Pricing, Contact Jim Schneider, Hear Coach, 636-875-4334, stltraining@pedalhard.com

Parkway Swim Club offers both competitive and preparatory programs. The prep program is a seasonal (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer) program for the casually committed swimmer. These groups are for those swimmers looking to grow, learn and have fun in the sport of swimming, while possibly preparing for a more successful summer league and or High School swim season.

Contact Andy Ripp, Head Age Group Coach, 636-236-6927, aripp1@pkwy.k12.mo.us

2015 Tentative Schedule

Team Calendar Session 1

Week Date Time Location Focus
All Little Sharks Welcome January 24th 1:30pm Parkway West High School Swim Skills Evaluation
1 April 11th 11:00am Big Shark West Bike Knowledge
2 April 18th 11:00am Parkway Pool Swim
3 April 25th 9:00am TBA Team Building
4 May 2nd 9:00am New Town Swim/Run
5 May 9th 9:00am New Town Bike/Run
6 May 16th 9:00am New Town Bike/Run
7 May 23rd Memorial Day Weekend n/a n/a
8 May 30th 9:00am New Town Bike/Run
9 June 6th Race Day St. Albans Race Race!

Team Calendar Session 2

Week Date Time Location Focus
1 June 13th 9:00am New Town Swim/Bike
2 June 20th 9:00am New Town Swim/Run
3 June 27th 9:00am New Town Swim/Run
4 July 4th Independence Day No Practice n/a
5 July 11th 9:00am New Town Race Race!
6 July 18th 9:00am Des Peres TBD
7 July 25th Memorail Day Weekend n/a n/a
8 August 1st 9:00am Des Peres TBD
9 August 8th TBD Des Peres TBD

All practices at New Town have an Open Water Swim Option prior to practice. Swim Fee IS included in Training Session 1 and 2. USAT or annual membership is not included and is required to participate in races and New Town open water swim series.

BackYard Lifeguards will be on duty. Open water swim skills test will be administered by BackYard Lifeguards before youth participants can safely participate in open water swims at New Town. This is not a learn to swim program, but a chance to get acquainted swimming in open water.

For more information please contact LIBBY FENNEWALD, libbyf@nutriformance.com