World Triathlon Education highlights in May 2022

by courtney.akrigg@triathlon.org on 13 Jun, 2022 04:46
The World Triathlon Development and Education team delivered a series of initiatives in May 2022 including 2022 Subic Bay World Triathlon Coaches Level 1 Course, Hanoi World Triathlon Technical Officials Level 1 Seminar, Punta Cana World Triathlon Technical Officials Level 1 Seminar and the Kuwait World Triathlon Coaches Level 1 Course.

World Triathlon Development and Education schedule in May was stacked with education courses all around the world, including the Subic Bay World Triathlon Coaches Level 1 Course, Hanoi World Triathlon Technical Officials Level 1 Seminar, Punta Cana World Triathlon Technical Officials Level 1 Seminar and 2022 Kuwait World Triathlon Coaches Level 1 Course. May also saw the launch of the ‘video review’ on the World Triathlon Education Hub, a series designed and developed by two-time World Triathlon Champion Emma Carney. The summary below details the education courses and highlights other initiatives within the World Triathlon Development and Education realm.

2022 Subic Bay World Triathlon Coaches Level 1 Course

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Facilitator - Eugene Lee (SGP)
“Facilitators and coaches were thrilled to have a physical course after two years. This was evident from the energy and enthusiasm displayed by the coaches and even the supporting NF staff.”

Facilitator - Anthony Joseph Lozada (PHI)
“The best part of the course was when all the candidates appreciated the support, camaraderie and inclusive atmosphere created during the course despite the differences in nationalities.”

Participant—Roland Remolino (PHI)
“The course was everything I expected and more. The learnings that I had from this course have created positive changes in my coaching and I am forever grateful to our federation and WR.”

NF representative - Triathlon Association of Philippines - Rick Reyes (PHI)
“Let us continue helping each other grow this sport in our respective countries while we continue to keep in touch with each other”

2022 Hanoi World Triathlon Technical Officials Level 1 Seminar

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The 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) took place 12-23 May 2022 in Hanoi Vietnam, this seminar is an example of how we can leverage the opportunities of the Games to develop our sport that Vietnam is in the process of becoming a new affiliated member of the World Triathlon. World Triathlon introduced the first Technical Officials Community E-Seminar prior to this seminar, with joint efforts of motivated and passionate delegates and dedicated facilitators that allow the 2022 Hanoi World Triathlon Technical Officials Level 1 Seminar to take place on time right before the SEA Games. Regardless of the language barrier during the course, the technical officials showed excellent dedication to the field. Their efforts were well-received by athletes and coaches.

Participants quotes:
“I have been to other courses and as compared, I feel sports technical courses are interesting. I was surprised that there are lots of things that I’ve never heard before.”

“I have been organizing events for quite a good time. But this seminar taught me what a world class event requires! I cannot thank you enough for this opportunity”.

“I may have failed the test. However, it shows how professional work is done without any shortcuts”.

“Thank you for delivering something which I thought I had experience in. This was very eye-opening and showed us the standards, which have to be taken to deliver a safe and fair event”.

2022 Punta Cana World Triathlon Technical Officials Level 1 Seminar

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Facilitator - Felix Molina (MEX)
“It is great to see how much triathlon has grown in the Dominican Republic.”

Participant - Jhony Aponte (DOM)
“The course was very productive, it allowed us to expand our knowledge of the triathlon rules as well as to apply them correctly in the events.”

NF President - Franklin de la Cruz (DOM)
“For us as a Federation it is very important to continue training technical officials to improve the quality of our events.”

2022 Kuwait World Triathlon Coaches Level 1 Course

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At the request of the Kuwait Triathlon Federation, World Triathlon delivered the Coaches Level 1 Course fully funded by the National Federation. This is also an opportunity for our members if they want to take the initiative to host a development course to develop triathlon in their country.

Facilitator - Vicent Beltran (ESP)
“I started visiting Kuwait and working on triathlon development in the country back in 2012. It is very rewarding to see coaches in the country who want to level up the sport and establish their training groups and academies in Kuwait.”

Participant - Abdullah J. Hamadah (KUW)
“I have learned that the essence of my coaching philosophy is based on long-term development of athletes in their technique, tactics, mental approach and satisfaction in learning new skills or enhancing existing skills.”

NF Representative - Rabaa H. Al Hajeri (KUW) , General Manager Head of Technical committee
“In line with the development strategy set by the board and management team,  Kuwait Triathlon Club has held first-everever Level 1 Coaching Course from May 24th to May 28th 2022 in Marina Hotel in Kuwait. 18 trainees undertook the 5 days course, which was Led by Vicent Beltran the Technical Director of the club in collaboration with Coach Eugene Lee from World Triathlon.

Hosting the coaching course is an important stepping stone for Kuwait to help develop a stronger and more diverse national coaching body, as well as help spread our beautiful sport. The course is part of a series of development courses that Kuwait triathlon club will be hosting over the coming months. Together for Triathlon!“

New feature on the World Triathlon Education and Knowledge Hub: Race Preview
The new initiative from the World Triathlon Development Team is led by Emma Carney (AUS), two time world champion. The race previews will be presented as a 5-7min video highlight package identifying key skills and requirements of the race.  The World Triathlon Development Team has designed this initiative for athletes to complement their coaches, the race organisers information and how athletes can prepare themselves for an event.  The race reviews will be focusing on World Cup events. The first edition is about the 2022 World Triathlon Cup Huatulco in Mexico. The videos are available on the World Triathlon Education and Knowledge Hub.

Pontevedra ASICS World Triathlon Team
The primary objective of ASICS World Triathlon Team is to provide support, resources, and expertise to athletes from emerging/developing National Federations (NF Group* 2, 3B, 3A) with the potential to compete at the World Triathlon Cup level and qualify for the Paris Olympic Games.

The first ASICS World Triathlon Team of Paris Olympic cycle will kick off on 24 July at the 2022 World Triathlon Cup Pontevedra, Spain. The application is closed on 5 June 2022 and the Selection Panel has selected the following athletes as members of the ASICS World Triathlon Team:
Men:
Henry Räppo (EST)
Jawad Abdelmoula (MAR)
Moya Diego (CHI)

Women:
Edda Hannesdottir (ISL)
Macarena Salazar (CHI)

The next ASICS World Triathlon Team application deadline is 24th July 2022 for the 2022 World Triathlon Cup Valencia, Spain.

For more information on the ASICS World Triathlon Team visit the website.

Development Regional Cup - 2022 World Triathlon Development Regional Cup Amatique Bay

The first-ever World Triathlon Development Regional Cup took place at Amatique Bay, Guatemala on 5 June 2022. Please find the video for the event highlight:
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For more information, please refer to Development Regional Cup visit the website.

A special thanks to Firas Al-Hmood (JOR), Asia Development Continental Coordinator, for his initiatives in filming and conducting interviews for this May recap video.

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