Warm up for all practices

Brothers and friends 

Excell Elites Kids Tri Club

Training at: Tucson JCC- Experience required, bike requirements

Aug 15- Nov 4, 2017




2015 Purple minions Team

Addy & Coach Rachel riding

Emily & Coach Lisa at El tour

Excell kids is the more advanced team.  This program is designed to do more training and be more competitive.  Each kid will learn how to train safely and be able to set personal goals while learning how to be a better athlete. 


Weekly training accountability                      Train to ride the El Tour 25 miler as a group

Learn to road ride safely                          Learn Safe Strength training

Learn better technique swimming             Train to Run a 5K

Learn to set goals and manage                 Team building and Sportsmanship

Learn nutrition and healthy eating            Learn important Recovery techniques


Program requirements:

  • Swim- must be able to swim 100 yards- 3:30
  • Bike- must have a Road bike and be able to ride 5 miles
  • HELMETS required and must pass safety inspection
  • Run- must have a good pair of running shoes and able to run 1 mile without stopping
  • All athletes parents must fill out or update a health history
  • USA triathlon youth membership required 

3 Great friends & Teammates

T2 of Purple Minions Race

Purple Team- Elite race team

This is where the training begins.  More speed, more distance and technique's for competitive racing.  Each athlete will learn how to train safely and be able to set personal goals while learning how to be a better athlete. 
Train to ride the 20 miles as a group, Learn better technique swimming   

Train to Run a 5K Learn to set goals and manage,  Learn important Recovery techniques

Program requirements:
Swim- must be able to swim 100 yards- 3:30
Bike- must have a Road bike, Double sided pedals, and be able to ride 8 miles
HELMETS required and must pass safety inspection
Run- must have a good pair of running shoes and able to run 1 mile without stopping
All athletes parents must fill out or update a health history
USA triathlon youth membership required


Scholarship funds available- Ask Coach Robin

FREE Bike Loaner program, provided by JCC & Excell Tri Coaching (limited number)

FREE Helmet Program sponsored by Tucson Medical Center

FREE Pair of Running shoes sponsored by Fleet Feet Tucson (Limited number)


Head Coach Robin Kremer

Certificate USA Triathlon Youth and Juniors

All Youth Curriculum based on USA Triathlon Standards


Assistant Coaches: Clark Reeves, Lisa Ribes-Roberts, Melissa Goldfinger, Kate Lemke, and Amanda Younger


Nutritional Coach Joanie Rogucki 


Purple Minions Youth Tri Club

Located at: Tucson JCC 3800 East River Road

Aug 15- Nov 4, 2017- All levels

What does the Purple Minions Program offer?

What do we like to do:

We Swim,

We Bike,

We Run,

Go Purple Minions!

Purple Minions Team- Ages 6-16

Aug 15-Nov 4, 2017- NO EXPEREINCE NEEDED

Practice Times: Red, Yellow, and Green levels

Tuesday- 4:00-4:25pm, Swimming practice, 4:35-5:45pm Team practice
Thursday 4:00-4:25pm, Swimming practice, 4:35-5:45pm Team Practice

Practice times: Purple Level- Elite team (Experience necessary)

Tuesday and Thursday- 5:45pm- 7:00pm

Additional practice may be scheduled


Early Bird special from May 19- Aug 10, 2017- $250 NON/$210 mem

Full Payments- $235 members, $275 non members

monthly payments-$85 members Monthly, $95 Non members monthly

Register at JCC Sports Desk or on line at:

http://www.tucsonjcc.org/sports/youth-tri-training/

Call the JCC at 520-299-3000


Yellow Team- Intermediate

Yellow Team is usually for returning team members who will be working to refine and develop more sports specific skills while continuing to build on the foundation for Green level.  It is important to continue to build the frame work so the kids can achieve more goals and develop more skill levels. 

Program requirements:

  • Swim- must be able to swim 100 yards
  • Bike- must have a working bike and be able to ride at least 3 miles
  • HELMETS required and must pass safety inspection
  • Run- must have a good pair of running shoes and able to walk/run 1/2 mile
  • All athletes parents must fill out or update a health history
  • USA triathlon youth membership required

RED Team- Newbies to the team who are learning the sport,

no experience needed

FUN, skill development and understanding the sport is vital.  Our Red team practices with the team but when we break up in to groups they go and learn their basic skills at their stations.   Basic skills in include:

Development of swimming, biking, running skills, transition between the sports, confidence building, basic USA Triathlon rules, a nutritional program, strength training, learning to be safe and building fun training habits.  Goal for this level is to race safely  and have fun.

Program requirements:

  • Swim- Must be able to swim across a 25 yard pool without assistance from adult
  • Bike- Must have a working bike and be able to ride bike without training wheels
  • FREE HELMETS provided by TMC
  • Run- Must have a good pair of running shoes
  • All parents must fill out a health history on athlete
  • USA Triathlon youth membership required

2017 Races: Not Mandatory & Participates pay on own

FREE Some entries available for Scholarship kids


Aug 20- Tucson JCC Splash and Dash

Sept 30- Thunderbolt Triathlon, Serria Vista, AZ

Oct 29-SAR Get Moving Tucson, Kids 1 mile or 5K

​Nov 5- Purple Minions Triathlon- 2017 Team only


Additional races maybe added to schedule





Samson Finishing First Tri

Jacob Running 1st lap

Green Team- Advanced  

Green Team is for kids with some tri experience but needs to work on and develop stronger skills and endurance levels to compete in a local Triathlon, a 5K, or just have fun with others while learning about the sport. The Green team is focusing on building a stronger frame work of knowledge for physical endurance, physical strength, a good understanding of nutritional concepts, the use and following of the USA Triathlon guidelines of Racing, having good time management for training, and the mental skills tools for self confidence and respect your team mates, while using safe training practice/habits, and of course a good dose of fun.

Program requirements:

  • Swim- must be able to swim 200 yards
  • Bike- must have a working bike and be able to ride at least 5 miles
  • HELMETS required and must pass safety inspection
  • Run- must have a good pair of running shoes and able to run 1 mile without stopping
  • All athletes parents must fill out or update a health history
  • USA triathlon youth membership required

Two Great Kids Programs

What does the Excell Tri Kids, Elite Program offer?

Natalie Transitioning

Coaches

Purple minion Tri race start