Webinar: USAT Splash and Dash Youth Aquathlon Series: Education and Tips on Producing Your Own Event
Topic: USAT Splash and Dash Youth Aquathlon Series: Education and Tips on Producing Your Own Event
2013 marks the second year of the USA Triathlon Splash and Dash Youth Aaquathlon Series. The series targets youth ages 7-15 to engage them in the multisport lifestyle by offering a swim/run event with race distances of 100m/1k (ages 7-10) and 200m/2k (ages 11-15). All events within the series are community driven and will be sure to get participants’ ‘feet wet’ in multisport!
2012 was the series’ inaugural year in which 30 events across the United States took part by offering swim/run events while meeting specific guidelines outlined by USA Triathlon such as race distances and community involvement. 2013 sees the series grow to 40 events with one event in each of the four corners of the United States and many states in between! USA Triathlon provides deliverables to each event once they are accepted into the series such as t-shirts, finisher premium, post-event stipend, etc. 2014 will undoubtedly be a very competitive application process, as were the previous two year.
This webinar will inform you not only about the series, but also tips on producing your own Splash and Dash event, commonly known as an aquathlon!
Brian D’Amico is the Youth Event & Program Manager at USA Triathlon. A member of USA Triathlon staff since March 2012, D’Amico oversees the Splash and Dash Youth Aquathlon Series, youth event programming and youth education and development for the sport's National Governing Body. Under D’Amico's direction, the Splash and Dash Youth Aquathlon Series debuted in 2012 with 30 swim-run events and has expanded to 40 events around the U.S. in 2013. The series, which is focused on participation and having fun, aims to educate youth athletes between the ages 7-15 about the benefits of the multisport lifestyle. D’Amico earned his bachelor's degree in education from The Ohio State University in sport and leisure studies with a concentration in coaching and management, and his master's of education in sport administration from Xavier University. Being involved in athletics has always been an important part of D’Amico's life, and he continues to stay active through playing soccer, hiking and running.
Boris Robinson is a youth and junior specific coach and owner of T3Multisports, LLC. He is the head coach and director for the T3Multisports Youth Triathlon Academy and Elite Junior Cycling program in Round Rock, Texas. He is also a featured coach for Training Peaks.com and has written and published triathlon training plans specifically for age appropriate development of young triathletes. Boris is a USAT Level II Coach, International Triathlon Union Level II Competitive Coach, USA Cycling Level III Coach, and USAT Certified Race Director. His Youth Splash and Dash Event was selected as part of the 2012 & 2013 USAT Youth Aquathlon Series.
Stephen Del Monte
Stephen Del Monte is the founder, CEO and Race Director of DelMoSports Inc. His boutique company specializes in elite destination events along the southern New Jersey shore. The belief in high quality, athlete centered productions with an emphasis on community involvement while staying true to the sport of triathlon is at the center of everything "DelMo." Stephen has managed double and triple digit growth in each of the past 3 seasons. Active.com recognized Stephen as the Event Director of the Month for September 2012. He is a USAT Certified Level 1 Race Director and member of Triathlon Business International. Most importantly, he is a husband and father of two small children.
Event Type: National
Entry Fee: Free
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