Project Podium is a USA Triathlon men’s elite development program based at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, Arizona, designed to further develop top young male USA Triathlon Elite athletes and help them achieve medal performances in the Olympic Games.
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Potential Athletes and Qualification
While USA Triathlon will use performance and single-sport benchmarks to help identify incoming talent, qualification for, and continued support associated with, Project Podium is a fully discretionary process that includes, but is not limited to, consideration of athlete performances to date, rate of progression, data analytics, squad contribution analysis and overall professionalism.
Ideal Squad Makeup
The squad is optimally composed of 6-12 athletes with the core being college prospects. Additional spots are available for established elite triathletes who are also committed to the Olympic and Paralympic formats.
Who We're Looking For
The target demographic for this program recruits are male athletes under 25 years of age who:
- possess significant competitive potential
- are skilled and experienced in the sport of triathlon
- are committed to draft-legal racing
Ideal Qualification Standards
The ideal collegiate male candidate will have:
- competed for multiple years in the USAT Junior Elite Series and earning podiums
- qualified to the Junior World Championships
- have competed at the Continental Cup level of World Triathlon
Project Podium spends summers training at Utah Olympic Park and has partnered with Intermountain Healthcare in Park City, Utah, for sports performance and sports medicine services. The team’s altitude training camp in Park City will be enhanced by one-on-one consultations with the sports performance team at Intermountain Park City Hospital — including sports medicine physicians and physical therapists as well as certified athletic trainers, accredited sports dietitians, exercise physiologists and performance coaches.