Our athletes have come from many different sporting backgrounds. Now, with the flexibility with our part time option for youth athletes, we allow you to sample triathlon while still attending club & school programs in a schedule that fits the stage in your sporting development.
Full Time athletes may attend all practices put on by the Academy for their squad.
Part Time athletes are restricted to attending a maximum of four ETA coached sessions per week.
Weekday swims take place 6:00am - 7:30am. Weekday evening practices take place 5:15pm - 7:00pm. Join the Team Snap for full schedule details.
|Morning||Swim||Swim||Swim||Swim||Recovery Day||Bike 10am - 12pm weather dependant||Bike 9am - 10:30am at Hawrelak|
|Evening||Run at Ledge||Run weather dependant||Bike weather dependant||Strength at Hawrelak||Recovery Day||Swim 11am - 12pm at Peter Hemingway|
We train at a variety of locations throughout Edmonton.
Description: This large park provides a perfect area to practice group riding in the city, while avoiding any major traffic. This is also the base for many long runs, interval sessions, and brick workouts.
Meeting point: The North side of Hawrelak park in the first parking lot on your left.
Description: Weekday morning swim practices from 6am to 7:30am. Triathlon specific weight training takes place after swimming.
Meeting point: The main pool hall.
Description: Outdoor cycling in a criterium environment. Athletes take to this 1.5km loop and focus on pack riding. Away from any major traffic, this area is the perfect fit for continuous loops, while the coach can watch all groups from the sidelines.
Meeting point: The South side of the research park.
Address: South Research Park
Description: The team gathers on the north side of the track for some hard cycle and run brick sessions. Indoor cycling is a staple here during the winter.
Meeting point: The North side of the indoor track.
Description: The Alberta Legislature provides a great 1km loop, and steep hill practice up from the river valley.
Meeting point: The South parking lot, along Fortway Drive.
Description: Peter Hemingway pool provides a 50m lap pool. Sunday practices after cycling take place from 11am-12pm.
Meeting point: Main Pool Deck
Squads are groups of athletes gathered by age. All squads are based on athlete age as of Dec 31 of the current year. The Tri Skills Squad, or Youth Squad is based on athletes ages 12-15. The Talent Development Squad is made up of Juniors aged 16-19. The Under 23 (U23) Squad is made up of athletes 20-23 and train with the juniors or seniors dependant on individual ability. All athletes 23+ are considered seniors.
One post-dated cheque for $400.00, which is security to work the ETA Casino (this cheque will not be cashed if athlete and/or parent provide a volunteer to work the Casino which takes place approximately every 18 months).
|13-15 Tri Skills - Part Time||150||1800|
|13-15 Tri Skills - Full Time||200||2400|
|16 - 19 Talent Development||200||2400|
|Athletes 20 +||250||3000|
|Post Secondary Athletes||200||2400|
We believe in an athlete centred coach driven model. Many of our youth & juniors have come from various sports or are still currently involved in another sport while in training with the ETA. We offer part time fees for our Tri Skills Squad, and a flexible youth & junior development coaching program for those athletes who wish to stay with their current club and sample triathlon as a possible new sport. We do this as you don’t have to specialize so early in triathlon at the youth ages and Kevin prefers to get your run training from a combination of unstructured games or ball sports as well as structured run programming.
Many enquiries we have come from programs requiring 10-12 session per week commitments and wrongly assume the ETA will be the same. We will meet and discuss with any new parent a best practice model for the athlete that is fun, possible and sustainable for a child.Register
Athletes at this level are either graduating from the junior program or can compete competitively at a regional or national level in triathlon or in one of the three disciplines and can enhance the daily performance environment at the ETA.Apply