Camp Director: Jenny Weber, USA Triathlon Level II and Youth and Junior Certified Coach, RADC-Midwest
Select Camps serve USA Triathlon's more experienced, competitive junior athletes. Proficiency in draft-legal racing is the focus of these camps, although the core skills apply to drafting and non-drafting races alike. Athletes spend time honing race tactics, improving their transitions and mastering bike handling. Extra emphasis is placed on nutrition and sports science, as well as developing training programs that balance the demands of high school athletes with their involvement in triathlon. Athletes will work with USA Triathlon Youth and Junior Certified Coaches as well as single-sport specialists and guest elite triathletes. While not always required, most Select Camp athletes will be chosen from prior Skill Development Camp attendees, High Performance Team members or from USA Triathlon Benchmark Testing data.
2015 Youth/Junior Grants
The Midwest Region of USA Triathlon is pleased to announce its 2015 Youth and Junior Travel Grant Program, intended to offset expenses associated with participation by regional youth and juniors in the USA Triathlon Youth Elite or Junior Elite Cups, USA Triathlon Athlete Development Camps, ITU World Championships or other USA Triathlon sanctioned camps or events.
These grants (up to $200 per recipient) are available to junior and youth USA Triathlon members from the Midwest Region. Athletes race age 13 to 19 are eligible to apply. Grant applications can be found HERE and will be evaluated based upon need, first and foremost, but also athletic performance and scholarship.
Applications for the 2015 season MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JUNE 30, 2015.
A subset of these grants is intended for triathletes who are new to youth and junior USA Triathlon racing. Recipients of travel grants in prior years are eligible to apply; however, preference will be given by the Grants Committee to first-time recipients. Questions may be directed to Midwest Regional Athlete Development Coordinator Jenny Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 Collegiate Grants
The purpose of this program is to help collegiate teams increase their capacity to travel to conference races, which are geographically dispersed across the Midwest Collegiate Triathlon Conference (MWCTC).
The collegiate travel grant program provides 2 grants of $500 and 4 grants of $250 to MWCTC teams in order to help subsidize racing at a Midwest collegiate conference race. The size of the award ($500 or $250) will be determined solely by the number of athletes a team is willing to commit to bring to a race. Teams committing to 4-7 athletes will be eligible for the smaller award ($250), and teams committing to bring 8 or more athletes will be eligible for the larger award ($500). Each team may only apply for one award.
Applications must be submitted on or prior to June 15, 2015.
Email completed applications to Hanna Hoch, the MWCTC Commissioner, at the following address: email@example.com.
2015 Paratriathlon Grants
Purpose: The USA Triathlon Midwest Regional Council acknowledges the extraordinary effort and unique expenses that paratriathletes incur in order to pursue their passion for the multisport lifestyle and to compete to the best of their ability.
This program is designed to provide financial support to paratriathletes who desire to participate in the USA Triathlon Midwest Region Paratriathlon Regional Championships, USA Paratriathlon National Championships, National Junior Disability Championships, USA Triathlon Certified Paratriathlon-friendly Races, USAT sanctioned camps, clinics or events, Elite Paratriathlon Training Camps, ITU World Paratriathlon Events and USA Triathlon or ITU Classification opportunities.
Grants: The USA Triathlon Midwest Regional Council will offer four travel grants in the amount up to $250 each. These funds may be used for travel-related expenses such as transportation, fuel, lodging and/or registration fees.
Download the application here (PDF)
All applications must be received on or prior to August 15, 2015 by email.
Questions may be directed to the USA Triathlon Midwest Region Paratriathlon Representative Colin Grove at CGrove@uwhealth.org.