TAF Junior Triathlon Race Team

The Next Team Practice is Thursday, February 28th at 8:00 pm!

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About the Team

  • TAF Junior Triathlon Development [501(c)(3) is a non-profit, team  based triathlon program which provides a training group for junior triathletes that will give them a solid foundation from which to improve their skills.
  • The team is for athletes from 13 to 19 (Youth and Junior Elite) and U25** (as of Dec 31st 2013) years old. We are a USA Triathlon High Performance Team. Athletes on the team com from MA, NH, CT, NY, DE, VA, Canada and Bermuda.
  • During the season, the team practices 1-2x per week in person and 1-2 times per week via the internet. Athletes who live outside a reasonable travel distance can  train one on one via Skype online video. Included will be any team training sessions you can attend as well as support services at team events. Contact us for details and pricing!
  • The Team is based out of the Greater Worcester Area including the Worcester JCC and practices will take place in Worcester, Holden, Sterling, Princeton and Westboro.The team has a consult support team which includes a sports orthopedic surgeon, licensed dietitian, physical therapy practice and a doctoral candidate in sports psychology which will round out your child's experience.
  • The cost for the 2013 Season is:                                            $625 for the Development Team                                          $750 for the Elite Team
  • Program Descriptions-                                                         As our program continues to grow we will be designating athletes to different competitive tracks that will both challenge them while also giving them a chance to succeed. To be brutally frank, an athlete may not be ready skill and development wise to compete successfully at the draft legal level YET. Their focus will be on gaining draft legal experience while focusing on a more regional schedule. This does not mean that they can’t or shouldn’t sign up for the national events, in fact we encourage it. For these athletes, we will set realistic expectations that will be reevaluated constantly, so that when they are able to make the jump to the next level we will gladly push them there. The designations are:

Elite- The focus of these these athletes is racing in the national draft legal events (minimum 2). Their H.S. sports plate reflects activities that support this goal. These athletes have string benchmark test results as well as solid draft legal race finishes. Athletes with this designation need to be ready to race by the first week in May. Any new equipment the team is able to procure, or limited facility use will be offered to these athletes for first refusal, then will roll down. Athletes with this designation must continue to perform at the level which got them here in the first place.

Development- These athletes have not yet built a draft legal resume or have a major deficiency (race results, low benchmarks) in one or more of the disciplines which would have a high risk of getting lapped out of a draft legal race. We will work with these athletes to help them either find success in the non drafting format of the sport or coach them up to where they need to be to race draft legal on a consistent basis. As stated above, this doesn’t mean that they can’t race draft legal (again we encourage it), it just means that with the limited non-coaching resources that we have, until they show performance or benchmark potential we have to direct those resources toward the elite team track. This is NOT a fixed designation and may be changed if warranted. 

The Coaching Staff

Team Director/Head Coach

Matt is the Regional Athlete Development Coordinator for USAT Northeast, a USA Triathlon Level 2 Coach and a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is currently pursuing his BS in Clinical Exercise Physiology at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts. Matt is the camp director for the USAT Northeast Junior Development Camps as well as The USAT Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Collegiate High Performance Camp. He served in the US Coast Guard for 8 years and as a paramedic for 10 years designing training plans for the military, police, fire, doctors and nurses.


Assistant Coach Sara Levey- 

Sara is a USAT Level 1 Coach and has 5 years experience racing draft legal in the youth and junior elite divisions. Sara is the primary coach of the TAF Kids development team. Sara majors in Neurobiology at the University of Michigan.


Assistant Coach Stephen Wright- 

Steve is a USAT Youth/Junior and Level 1 Coach. Steve raced for 6 years in the youth and junior elite divisions and also won four straight Northeast Regional Development Series titles. Steve Currently attends Hamilton College in New York and is the team director of the Chobani Triathlon Team.


Swim & Sports Psychology Consultant Sue Sotir-

Sue is a USAT Level I coach and has more than 15 years swim coaching experience at many different levels. She is currently finishing her doctorate in sports psychology and is teaching at UMass Amherst.


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