Canterbury Triathlon Academy (CTA) & Regional Youth Academy

The CTA is the facilitator for the Regional Youth Academy for Canterbury endorsed by TRINZ. The squad is targeted at High School students aged 14-18 years & at University students 19-23 years. 
The CTA squad is a step up from the Tri Devils. The CTA has entry criteria (see belwo) and has a clear focus on elite development. The CTA is set up to help young aspiring triathletes along their pathway to an Olympic elite triathlon career.  Would you like to sponsor a CTA athlete, and receive Canterbury Triathlon club membership as a token of our appreciation?
 

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COACHES AND STAFF

 

 

KEY RACES FOR 2016-17 

PLEASE USE THE LINK BELOW TO SEE ALL THE KEY JUNIOR RACES RECOMMENDED BY TRI NZ

  • 2016-17 RACE OVERVIEW for Juniors (U19): Click Here
  • 2016-17 RACE OVERVIEW for Elite U23: Click Here

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR CTA: 

  • Talent ID Day: Every year in October the CTA holds a Taelnt ID Day including 200m swim time trial, 1500m run time trail & bike skills test. We select new squad members for this time trail day.
  • Mid year entry: athletes coming into triathlon with great talent may join the CTA at any time during the year, provided they fulfil the selcetion criteria
  • CTA Selection Criteria: 2016 Selction Standards for CTA & NTS 
  • 2016 TALENT ID DAY & NTS TIME TRAIL DAY: 15 OCTOBER 2016
    Please complete the ENTRY FORM to participate 

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR TRI NZ JUNIOR SQUADS (NTS = National Talent Squad): 

  • Please check the Triathlon NZ web for current selection critieria: Click Here
  • NATIONAL "NTS" TIME TRAILS DAYS: all athletes from the upper South Island are invited to come to Christchurch on 15 October 2016 to try to qulify for the 2016 iNTS intake
    Please complete the ENTRY FORM to participate 

CTA Training:

  • 3-4 coached sessioin per week - please see below under "CTA Training Sessions"
  • Triathlon Training Plan: you may already work with several individual sports coaches, on entry into the CTA we required you to have one designated traithlon coach who helps you to organise the coordination of training sessions for the 3 disciplines. 
CTA Training Sessions:

CTA sessions vary through the year. The Summer Training runs from October to April (Term 4 + Holidays + Term 1). The Winter Training runs over Term 2+ Term 3. When you join the CTA you are asked to create a Training Peaks account. The CTA training plan will feed directly into your personal plan and is also visible under the below link:
  • RUN TRAINING: Rawhiti Domain / New Brighton - MONDAYS @ 16:30
    Please be at the New Brigthon Clubhouse at 16:20 and bring weather appropriate run gear
  • WINTER BIKE TRAINING: no junior session until 11.10.16 - all juniors welcome to join CTC indoor bike session - TUESDAYS @ 18:00  (14 Kennaway Rd., Woolston)
  • SUMMER BIKE TRAINING: Princess Margarete Hospital / Zeros Cafe - TUESDAYS @ 16:30
  • STRENGTH & CONDITIONING: Apollo HP Center (behind Jellie Park) - THURSDAYS @ 16:00  
  • SWIM-RUN SESSIONS: Sumner Clock Tower - SATURDAYS @ 8:00 (swim from 05.11.16)
    Please meet at Sumner Clock Tower ready to train at 8:00 (arrive 7:50). We recommend you ride to the training session and bring your wetsuit (from 05.11.16) and run gear. Session will include and ocean swim + various runs.

Camps FOR 2016-17 

PLEASE USE THE LINK BELOW TO SEE THE LIST OF PROPOSED CAMPS

  • 2016-17 CTA CAMP OVERVIEW: Click Here
  • INFORMATION on all preparation & race camps will be published until the END OF AUGUST 2016
  • !!!! please watch the space !!!! 

CTA Fee Structure:

  • 3 different fees to choose from depending on athlete 
  1. Full CTA Fee: 80$ per month for at least 6 month (invoice emailed to athletes after selection)
    fee includes: triathlon training plan (from CTA coach), all coached session, training camp support, race camp support, CTA tri kit support
  2. Half CTA Fee: 40$ per month for at least 6 month (invoice emailed to athletes after selection)
     triathlon training plan (from CTA coach), training camp support, race camp support, CTA tri kit support
  3. Individual CTA Fee: on negotiation ??$ per month for at least 6 month (invoice emailed to athletes after selection)
    fee inclusion are subject to negotiation, this fee is for athletes with special needs who only need a lmited amount of support or more support