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    • Princeton High School - NJ Case Study

      The Princeton High School Tri Club (PHS Tri Club) achieved rapid success by following key steps, including establishing clear goals, gaining approval from the Athletic Director, attracting diverse student interest through relay events, maintaining engagement through concise meetings, securing sponsors, focusing on high school students and sprint triathlons, and building a supportive team of parents, members, and an advisor. These strategies offer valuable insights for creating a successful high school triathlon club.

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    • The Kids That Tri Cleveland (KTT Cleveland)

      The Kids That Tri Cleveland (KTT Cleveland) program was founded with a clear mission: to introduce triathlon to a charter school in Cleveland that lacked after-school sports programs, primarily serving children from underserved communities, many of whom were kids of color. The primary goal was to provide these students with tools for a healthy, active lifestyle while broadening their horizons. For many of these children, the program offered their first experience of the Lake and participation in a sporting event.

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    • TriEMAC

      The following case study presents the evolution of TriEMAC, a triathlon club based in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. This case study draws inspiration from the insights and experiences shared by Mandy Lovett, who is the Director and Head Coach. Throughout six seasons, TriEMAC has grown from a youth club of twelve into a club of sixty, which now includes both youth and high school divisions. By growing out of a USA Swimming club, incorporating the expertise of a USAT certified coach and growing from a base of passionate coaches and volunteers, the team has cultivated a community that represents a positive culture and racing that is fun for all the kids who are part of the program.

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    • YE and HS Club: E3 Endurance High School Triathlon Team

      This case study of E3 Endurance High School Triathlon Team shares the perspective on managing both Youth Elite and High School teams, and how it can affect club’s management and sustainability.

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    • A Case Study in Organizational Structure and Volunteer Engagement: Private HS

      The following case study presents the evolution of St. Xavier's "TriBombers", a private high school triathlon team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. This case study draws inspiration from the insights and experiences shared by Jim Murphy, a key member of the team. Throughout seven seasons, the St. Xavier's TriBombers have transformed their organizational structure and volunteer engagement, demonstrating a remarkable journey towards success and one that survived the pandemic because of their organizational structure.

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