“To create, support, and enhance, sustainable athlete and coach development programs worldwide”
World Triathlon is committed to supporting the development of the sport worldwide and seeks to support these goals through strong relationships with Continental Confederation and National Federation members, working with its partners to offer a balanced sport development programme from grassroots to a high performance level. World Triathlon has a number of established sport development initiatives that address the needs of young and elite athletes alike, with particular focus on those from emerging and developing federations. These initiatives form the foundations upon which National Federations, particularly developing and emerging federations, can build an effective athlete development pathway – a key element of any long-term performance sports strategy. Such a pathway is so important as federations, athletes and their coaches strive for sustained competitive excellence at all levels of the sport.
Support the development of the sport through the empowerment of national federations and regions, in particular those with limited human and financial resources, through a set of strategic operations such as mentoring programmes, regular surveys and feedback that carefully addresses all areas of development.
“In countries around the world, sport, recreation and play are improving health; both body and mind. They are teaching important life lessons about respect, leadership and cooperation. They are promoting equality for all and bridging divides between people.”