Youth Programs

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We are triathlon teams for boys and girls race ages 6 to 19, with a focus on character and skills development FIRST. If your child loves triathlon, loves being active, or is still trying to find their niche, we hope you'll choose to learn more about our nationally-recognized programs, where we are "Building life-long athletes with world class potential!"

TEAM NEWS

New Athlete/Family Info Meeting: Saturday, September 28th, 5:30 PM at the Playtri Performance Center (7951 Collin McKinney Pkwy, Ste 1500, McKinney, TX)

Welcome New Head Coach Liz Nath: Coach Liz will be taking over our Colony youth kids club starting September 9th. Liz comes from a swim and triathlon coaching background, and we know she is going to do a great job getting our Colony Lions race ready!

AVAILABLE PROGRAMS

Playtri Kids CLUB TEAM (Open to New Members Year-Round!)

  • Race Ages 5-16, Co-ed

  • $75/month, no facility fees

Pre-requisites: Athletes must be off training wheels and able to swim 25y continuous in the pool

Description: Beginner/recreational team for elementary and middle school age athletes focused on fun and skills. Athletes will develop the basic skills necessary for youth triathlon competition, as well as learning pertinent USAT rules.

PRACTICE TIMES & LOCATIONS

Bike/Run Practices: Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 PM - Playtri Cycling, 6800 Windhaven Pkwy, Ste 137, The Colony, TX

Swim Practices: Saturdays, 10:45-11:30 AM - Colony Aquatic Park, 5580 N Colony Blvd, The Colony, TX

TEAM TRY-IT-OUTS AND REGISTRATION

We encourage potential new members to do a “try-it-out” practice to make sure the team is a good fit for them before joining. Use the “try-it-out” button below to RSVP and a coach will contact you to schedule your visit. Once you’ve decided to join, use the “Register” button below to complete registration.

Once you have registered online using the button below, payments can be completed through our Colony location (972-306-2000) during business hours (M-F 11-7, Sat 9-5, Sun 12-5).

MEET COACH LIZ

Liz's health and fitness journey began when she started competitive swimming at the age of five alongside her little brother Josh in 1995 on St. Maarten in the Caribbean, and swam competitively throughout her childhood. Currently she works as a swim coach/fitness instructor specializing in youth athletes, along with being an independent personal trainer.

Liz began her swim instruction/coaching in 2011, and began working with triathletes in 2014. Liz completed her Bachelor’s at TWU in December of 2015 in Kinesiology, Exercise Science and Nutrition.

Liz has a strong commitment to her family and friends, as well as her clients. She enjoys being active and cannot sit more than an hour, making her a perfect coach for young athletes!

TEAM POLICIES

TEAM PLAYTRI LATE PAYMENT POLICIES

Monthly dues are due on the 1st of each month, and will be considered late after the 5th. Once a family has been notified of an outstanding late balance, they will have one practice to complete payment before the athlete will no longer be able to attend practices. Once payment is completed, the athlete will be able to resume attendance. Questions regarding payment and policy should be directed to morgan@playtri.com.

If an athlete will be missing an entire month of practice, he or she can subtract a quarter of the session dues (or one month's payment) from the total owed. This must be arranged with Playtri Youth & Juniors staff in advance, NOT after the payment has been made. There are no credits for missed days or weeks of practices, afterwards or in advance. We thank you for your understanding.

 

THE AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT MODEL

Team Playtri strives to adhere to the 10 Principles of the American Development Model as presented by the US Olympic Committee, and emphasizes age-appropriate training and competition, with an emphasis on good sportsmanship and positive attitude. Our mission is "Building Life-Long Athletes with World-Class Potential," meaning that we strive to provide young athletes with the skills and mentality needed to enjoy a lifetime of sport, along with the foundational skills necessary for high performance at an appropriate age for those who choose to pursue that goal.

Because of this, over 80% of our athletes participate in skills-based, recreational team programs that emphasize fun, form and fitness over competition.