Course curriculum

  • 1

    Youth and Junior Area of Focus, July 29, Virtual OR In-Person in West Chester, OH

    • In-Person or Virtual attendance

    • USA Triathlon Level I Youth and Junior Area of Focus Details

    • Youth and Junior ADM/Pipeline/Dynamics

    • Youth and Junior Team Organization and Marketing

    • Youth and Junior Physiology

    • Swimming Skills & Development (1)

    • Running Skills and Development

    • Resistance Training

    • Youth and Junior Cycling Skills

    • Youth & Junior Clinic Nutrition (1)

    • Final Step

    • In-Person Course location, Food and Beverage information

  • 2


    • Recording Part 1 7.29.21

    • Part 2

  • 3

    Presentation Slides

    • Resistance Training

    • L1 Running Skills & Development

    • Swimming Skills & Development

    • L1 Youth & Junior Physiology

    • Cycling Transition Skills

  • 4

    Further Resources

    • Additional Resources

Christy Lausch

-2018 USA Triathlon Development Coach of the Year - USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach - USA Triathlon Youth & Junior Certified Coach

Christy is the head coach for a youth development team and a Junior High Performance team which includes several youth National Championship podium athletes, multiple Youth & Junior Elite National Champions and members of Team USA at the ITU Junior World Championships. Christy also works with the USA Triathlon High Performance Department as a Talent Identification Liaison 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 & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs each fall.

Michael Harlow

- USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach - USA Triathlon Youth & Junior Certified Coach

Michael is the head coach of the Endorphin Fitness Junior Elite High Performance Team which has consistently placed in the top 5 nationally for the past 6 years and the Endorphin Fitness youth team which won the national championship in 2017. Michael has coached hundreds of athletes from age 5-75 across all levels and overseen the coaching of thousands of athletes by his staff. He has taken athletes from beginner to top honors at National & World Championships. Michael’s success lies in his ability to motivate and communicate knowledge effectively across all levels. Michael was awarded the 2012 Youth Developmental Coach of the Year from USA Triathlon. In 2018, Michael was honored with the nomination as the US coach for the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Morgan Hoffman

- USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach - USA Triathlon Youth & Junior Certified Coach - Head Coach & Coach Education Manager for - Playtri ( - Head Coach Team Playtri Elite - USA Triathlon High Performance Team

Morgan has been coaching youth and junior triathletes since 2009 when she co-founded the first youth & junior triathlon program in North Texas, the North TX Triathlon Team. Since then she has founded and grown the Playtri Youth & Junior Programs for ages 6 to 19 and correlated USAT High Performance Team, Team Playtri Elite, to be a top ten ranked national program. Morgan also worked as a staff coach at the USAT Team USA Junior Women's Camp in Colorado Springs in 2018 and 2019, and served on the Junior Elite Camps Development Committee those same years. Currently she is the Talent ID Point of Contact for the USAT South Central Region, and regular presenter for USAT Youth & Junior Coaching Education programs.

Youth and Junior Clinic Schedule

Youth and Junior Clinic Schedule