At the next issue of our digital magazine (6th issue of the Greek version and second of the English version) we will present an exclusive interview of Steve Kelley, who is the athletes development coordinator for USA Triathlon. USA Triathlon is the National Governing Body for Triathlon at the USA. Triathlon at the USA develops with an incredible fast rate/ rhythm and this is due to the strategic plan that has been created and implementes by the Executive Board and the managers/ staff of USA Triathlon.
Steve Kelley explains to us how they attract, identify and develop talents of all ages, from 13 years old until 24 years old. They have created national championships of all ages and they have created a series of races in order to sustain the high motivation and passion of these athletes for Triathlon.
They have also created tests in order to identify the talents and to monitor their progress.
As they have understood that Universities – a major environment for the development of athletes at the USA- give motives for single sport athetes, especially swimming and running, and not for Triathlon they have tried to keep contacts with these athletes/ students from the age of 18 until 23-24 and then at the end of their studies to persuade them to train full time for Triathlon.
An excellent development programm on how to identify and develop the stars of tomorrow.