The World Triathlon Development Team have made the World Triathlon Coaching and Training Guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic period available, a freely accessible resource on the World Triathlon Education Hub.
The current situation regarding Coronavirus will affect everyone in many ways. There is a wealth of advice that can be considered. Here is the perspective of World Triathlon regarding coaches and athletes:
- Follow the guidance from your own official government or region. Advice may be specific to the region where you are and so it is not necessarily the same the world over.
- Our first priority should be to our own and the greater community health. This must take precedence over training and competition. In any event, most if not all competition has been cancelled or postponed indefinitely.
- Ensure you follow guidance from reputable official sources such as:
World Health Organisation’s (WHO) guidance on COVID-19
The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) COVID-19 update
National Federations may provide information as well
The guidelines important key messages, facts, information about social considerations and coaching implications of the COVID-19 period. The World Triathlon Development Team are also starting a COVID-19 Q&A tool via the available e-learning resource, that allows you to send in questions or suggestion.
The aim of this document is to provide basic information about COVID-19 and to give coaching and training guidelines during the pandemic. Review the World Triathlon Coaching and Training Guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic period.
The World Triathlon Education Hub is an official e-learning resource which holds education and learning materials for individuals and member National Federations enrolled onto official World Triathlon education programmes.
The weeks and maybe months ahead will be challenging for all of us, but sharing relevant and controlled information might be of help to everybody. Take care of yourselves and the ones around you.
World Triathlon Development Team:
Emma Carney, Zita Csovelyak, Vicent Beltran, Francesco Fissore, Dave Foord, Istvan Jankov and Tony Jolly.