Level II Youth and Junior Specialization Details

Format: In-Person

Date: TBD

Time: Each day will last from 8:00am-5:30pm MT

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Address: TBD

Cost: $750 (if accepted)

Chris Palmquist

USA Triathlon Level III, Youth and Junior, and Paratriathlon Certified Coach | USA Cycling Level 1 Certified Coach

Coach Chris Palmquist has led the MMTT Youth Development Team since 2011 to introduce the skills and fun of triathlon to young triathletes of all ability levels. Youth Team triathletes compete in local and regional triathlons then compete both as individuals and as a team at the USAT Youth and Junior National Championships. In addition to her passion for working with youth, Chris is a USA Paratriathlon National Team Coach, Member of the World Triathlon Paratriathlon Committee, and Cloud 10 Multisport Head Coach. Additionally, she was a 2016 Rio Paralympic Games Coach, 2017 Paratriathlon Coach of the Year, and 2019 Development Coach of the Year. She is a USA Triathlon Elite Level III, Youth and Junior, and Paratriathlon Certified Coach. She is a USA Cycling Level I Elite, Power-Based Training Coach and a F.I.S.T Bike Fitter. Since 1993, Chris Palmquist has helped hundreds of endurance athletes achieve success - from brand new beginners and youth athletes to World Champions and Paralympic medalists. Chris leads high performance camps for USA Paratriathlon National Team athletes and supports Team USA athletes at international ITU races and World Championships. In 36 years as an athlete, she has competed in collegiate rowing, triathlon, running, canoe/kayak, cross country skiing, road cycling, cycling time trial. Her coaching philosophy is based on trust, communication, balance, achieving top potential and the joy of challenging training and racing.

Morgan Hoffman

USA Triathlon Level II and Youth & Junior Certified Coach | USA Triathlon High Performance Team Coach | USA Cycling Level 3 Certified Coach

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. Hoffman also works with a select roster of adult athletes competing in everything from short course to IRONMAN distances, in addition to working one on one with Team Playtri Elite junior athletes working towards international and/or collegiate competition.

Justin Trolle

USA Triathlon Level III Certified Coach

Justin is a highly accomplished professional coach with over 25 years experience in triathlon and multisport. He has coached international elite athletes in New Zealand and the United States including Greg Billington, Erin Storie and Sarah True. He is a leader in the areas of training plan design, youth and junior development, coaching education, and video analysis and its practical application. Justin is the head coach for the Pikes Peak Athletics Triathlon and Multisport Program in Colorado Springs, CO. He is also the founder and CEO of Vanguard Endurance which provides personal coaching for individual athletes from youth to masters as well as educational mentorship program for coaches around the country. Justin holds degrees in Exercise Sports Science and Marketing from the University of Otago in New Zealand and as subsequently awarded the Prime Minister's Scholarship in 2005 to study coaching education and systems throughout the world.