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Registration opens for New England Junior Camp
Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Registration opens for New England Junior Camp

NORTH EASTON, Mass. (February 28, 2005) – Aspiring young triathletes will have an opportunity to master the skills of triathlon at an intensive six-day training camp taking place this summer in Massachusetts.

The 2005 New England Triathlon Development Camp will take place July 11 – 16 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. USA Triathlon Developmental Coach of the Year, Steve Kelley, will direct the camp and a staff of certified coaches.

Held on the rural campus of Bridgewater State College, forty-five minutes south of Boston, the camp is open to athletes 15 to 22 years old. Prior triathlon experience is not necessary, although athletes will need to bring their own triathlon equipment.

The week-long program will include daily swim, bike, and run training sessions, as well as lessons in transitions, goal-setting, nutrition, bike maintenance and race strategy. Additional attention will be given to improving ITU-style racing skills and tactics for national-level junior competitions. A trip to nearby Nantasket Beach is scheduled to work on open-water starts and finishes.

Participants will enjoy easy access to quiet country roads for cycling and running, daily pool and track access, air conditioned accommodations in a newly-constructed dormitory, great food, and plenty of fun.

The camp is well-timed to fit into both national and regional racing calendars. “Athletes will depart with improved skills and confidence as they enter the most competitive part of the junior triathlon season, which culminates with the USA junior national championship in Bellingham, Washington, on August 7th,” noted Kelley, who coordinates USA Triathlon’s athlete development programs in New England.

The camp will serve as a USAT Regional Recruitment Camp, with an eye for identifying athletes for invitation to subsequent USAT national recruitment camps. USA Triathlon’s Athlete Development and Junior Programs Coordinator, Scott Schnitzspahn, said, “Our athlete development program relies on regional programs to identify and train the future stars of our sport. The New England camp has consistently been one of the top camps in the country for developing young triathletes.”

For more information on the camp and registration materials, please visit Early registration is recommended, as the camp traditionally sells out all 16 available spots.

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