About Coaching Community Conversations

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USA Triathlon Education is providing a free coach learning and networking conversation the first Thursday of each month. We don't expect coaches to stay the whole time- simply pop in at any point during that time for conversation with coaches. This month's conversation is focused on business and coaching development.

December Guest Facilitators

Founder of Mini Cow Tri

Christy Lausch

Christy Lausch is a USAT Level II ITU/Short Course, and Youth & Junior Certified Coach. In 2008, along with her husband who is a USAT Race Director, she founded the Mini Cow Tri, the first USAT Club focused on youth and junior triathletes in Maryland, and one of the largest in the Mid-Atlantic Region. In 2014, Christy started MC Elite Junior High Performance Team. In its first season, MC Elite placed an athlete at the top of the podium at the 2014 USA Triathlon Youth Elite Female Championship and by the end of 2015 was ranked tenth among more than 60 High Performance Teams. MC Elite has consistently qualified triathletes for the National Championship, Junior World Championship, Junior CAMTRI Championships and is ranked among the top ten teams in the country. Christy is a USA Triathlon Talent Identification Liaison for USAT High Performance assisting with the support of the High Performance camp program. As a part of this role, Christy is the Camp Director for the USAT Junior Women's Select Camp held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs each Fall. Christy was named the 2018 USA Triathlon Development Coach of the Year.

Founder of District Triathlon & GRIT USA

Marcus Fitts

Marcus is a DC-based creative, Founder of District Triathlon & GRIT USA. District Triathlon (DT) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage, inspire, support and increase the participation of people of color in triathlon and endurance sports, promote healthy lifestyles, and uplift communities in DC and the Washington metropolitan area. GRIT USA is a for profit business with a mission to create an adult & high school Endurance + Multisport Development Program that advances people to new limits, inspires communities, create new pathways while enacting socio-cultural change. When Marcus started racing in triathlons, he noticed a dearth of diversity in the sport -- and knew that needed to change. In response, he works together as a team and close community so all members can reach their personal goals through scheduled training, races, team bonding and community building.

Growth Manager

Chad Cunningham

Chad Cunningham has worked for USA Triathlon and the multisport community for 10 year ranging from roles in assisting race director sanction events and leading volunteer groups aimed to grow the sport. He currently manages USA Triathlon programs including Indoor Multisport, Tri101 info sessions, and is overseeing the club program in the interim. In his free time you’ll find Chad mountain biking, snowboarding and rock climbing all over Colorado.

Coaching Community Conversation - Dec. 3rd from 11:30-1:30 ET

Club Engagement

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    December Coaching Community Conversation

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    • December Coaching Conversation- Club Engagement