Junior triathlon squad

Welcome to the Dan McTainsh junior triathlon squad.  We are a Triathlon Australia affiliated squad coached by myself.  I started my coaching career back in 2009, when I obtained my level 1 Triathlon coaching accreditation and I’m now a Performance level, Triathlon Australia coach.  I’ve personally coached a number of athletes from short course triathlon all the way up to having multiple Ironman finishers but my real passion is for junior coaching!  I'm a big believer in having fun while developing the necessary skills to allow juniors to not only enjoy their training and racing but to also equip them with the skills and abilities needed to be competitive.

Our term 3 2021 Training schedule is below.  For this term we're running 3 weekly sessions.  On Wednesday mornings for weeks 1-5 (when its really cold) we're switching to doing an indoor cycling session out of Albany Creek State High and then when it warms up from weeks 6-10 we'll be back doing a run squad at the South Pine Sports Complex.  Friday afternoon is a bike skills session held at the South Pine Sports Complex and Saturday morning we'll get together and take on Bunya park run and enjoy a more casual (non-coached) session.  Sundays we continue to build on our road riding skills with a 20-40k ride over a mixture of bike paths and low traffic roads with an easy run off the bike of anywhere from 1-5k depending on who attends that week.


Indoor cycling (weeks 1-5)
Held in the sports hall at the Albany Creek State High School.  Over weeks 1-5 (when its really cold) we'll move indoors and do some indoor cycling training using windtrainers.  If you have your own please bring it otherwise I have a few that can be used free of charge.
Run squad (weeks 6-10)
Based out of the South Pine Sports Complex, in term 3 2021, we'll be doing a mixture of interval and fartlek style training.  These sessions will be approximately 3-5k in distance total.
Bike skills training
We're re-introducing this training this term to take some more time out to work on those small areas that need fine tuning prior to it warming up and the race season recommencing.  We'll be working on mounts and dismounts, balancing, cornering etc.

Road Ride
This session is conducted in a low traffic environment using a combination of bike paths and back roads and is only suitable for juniors who demonstrate competence riding with cleats. We run this session every Sunday when there are no events on.


Session fees are $15 (incl GST) for casual one off sessions or $190 (incl GST) for TA members and $290 (incl GST) for NON-TA members for the full term, unlimited sessions.



To get started simply send me an email to coaching@dan-mctainsh.com.au or phone/sms to 0430 483 807 and let me know which sessions your son/daughter is interested in and I'll get you all setup to start.