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Building Tomorrow’s Superstars

The Apple Triathlon Future Stars Camp is a great way to valuable training and experience prior to race weekend. Participation in the Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon is encouraged but not required. Registration for the race is separate.

  • Kids & Youth – Monday, August 15 – Thursday, August 18th
  • High Performance – Sunday, August 14 – Thursday, August 18th (Includes Draft Legal Clinic on Sunday)

The Apple Triathlon Future Stars Camp is based on the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and the Kids of Steel rules and guidelines for racing, which is a research-based framework for optimal training, competition and recovery for each stage of development. LTAD incorporate the appropriate development for athletes based on both chronological age and number of years in the sport. For more information on our camp philosophy and skills, please click here. All the coaches are experience and trained coaches and triathletes and are part of the National Coaching Certification Program of Canada (NCCP).

Age Categories:
Athletes are assigned to an age group based on their YEAR OF BIRTH which follow the LTAD framework for developmentally appropriate training.

Camp Includes:
Swim cap, swag, water.

Please bring:
bike, helmet, swimsuit, goggles, 2 or 3 towels, shorts, shirts ? long & short sleeves, runners, extra pair of socks, pants, hat, drinks, sun screen, water and snacks.

All triathlon equipment is needed every day of the camp!


Due to the nature of the camp we are limited in the number of participants we can take in each Age Group. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

Group NameYear of BirthAge GroupDatesCost
Kid's Camp2007 - 20088 - 9August 15 - 18$225
Youth Camp2004 - 200610 - 12August 15 - 18$225
High Performance Camp
(includes Draft Clinic)
2000 - 200313 - 16August 14 - 18$250

High Performance Camp: For ages 13 – 16 (2000 – 2003 birth year)

Date: August 14-18th: Sunday?to Thursday 8:00am to noon

Place: Strathcona Park

Maximum 12 participants

This camp is geared towards aspiring young triathletes and will focus on more advanced training and racing skills. Athletes will have some experience in triathlon or be a competitive single-sport athlete looking to transition to multi-sport racing.?? Athletes will all participate in a bike skills course on Sunday and will be certified to race in the draft-category at the Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon. Other skills for athletic development, such as injury prevention, stretching, strength, and nutrition will be addressed. Coaches will include competitive and professional triathletes with coaching experience who can offer insights into the triathlon world.

Youth Camp: For ages 10 – 12 (2004 – 2006 birth year)

Date: August 15-18th: Monday to Thursday 8:00am to noon

Place: Strathcona Park

Maximum 20 participants

This camp is geared towards young athletes with some experience in triathlon OR single sport athletes interested in learning more about the other disciplines. Skills and training in swim, bike and run will be coached via experience and certified triathlon coaches in a supportive and fun environment. Introduction to competitive elements, such as nutrition, sports psychology and race strategy will be introduced but not a major emphasis of the program.

Kids Camp: Ages 8?- 9 (2007 – 2008 birth year)

Date: August 15-18th: Monday to Thursday 8:00am to noon

Place: Strathcona Park

Maximum 40 participants

This is the perfect introduction for kids new to the sport of triathlon! The primary goal of this camp is to introduce the sport to young new athletes in a fun and safe environment. Instruction is conducted by certified coaches and covers the basic skills of swimming, biking, running, transition, teaching triathlon rules, and enables each camper to complete the Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon on Saturday (race registration not included)

Volunteer Coach Program: For ages 16+

For young athletes looking to expand their coaching knowledge and experience, the volunteer coaching program is the perfect stepping stone to transfer theory into practice. A limited number of volunteer coaches will assist the event group head coaches with the delivery of the program. Minimal coaching experience is required; however, enthusiasm and positive attitudes are required.

To apply, please contact us using the form below.

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LTAD StageFUNdamentals
Having Fun
Learning to Train
Learning the Sport
Training to Train
Building the Engine
Age Group *6 - 99 - 1212 - 16
Philosophy-Focus on fundamental movement skills and motor skills
-Establish physical literacy and positive attitude towards healthy living
-Emphasis on fun and social aspect
-Encourage participation in variety of sports
- Participation over results
- Play based training
- Move towards more specific skills needed for athletic development and participation in sport
- Encourage participation in other sports
- Endurance based games are developmentally appropriate
- Window for agility and speed training
- Mix of unstructured play, competition and training
- Begin to specialize in sport of choice
- Major growth spurts can occur: peak height velocity (PHV) is when athlete grows the fastest and training may need to be individualized
- Athlete becomes more independent
Focus Skills- Flexibility
- Speed (under 8 seconds)
- Coordination and agility
- Flexibility
- Coordination and agility
- Basic technique
- Strength endurance
- Speed
- More advanced skill and technique
- Tactics/ mental skills
Equipment- De-emphasize equipment, ensuring function /skills over technology
- Age & developmentally appropriate equipment (bike fit, shoes, etc.)
- More specialized equipment is needed
CompetitionsOptional / Kids of SteelKids of SteelDraft Legal Stream