Team Application Overview
Thank you for your interest in applying for the 2021 DC Triathlon Club Elite Team. Please read the following information and guidelines before you begin assembling the information requested in the application form!
- While the application process is open to all, this is an amateur elite level Team and we expect athletes to consistently place at the top of their age group and overall categories, hold a high USAT Overall/Women Overall Score (which suggests around an 90 or higher), and race competitively on all levels (local, national, and global).
- You do not have to be a member of DCTriClub to apply for the Team however, if selected, you must be an active member of DCTC in good standing for the duration of tenure (December 2020 - December 2021).
- You should be a USAT member in good standing.
Before applying, please read through the Team Guidelines document linked below. This document should answer most questions that you might have about what it takes to get onto the Team, what the selection committee looks for in applications, what is expected of an athlete while on the Team, and what an athlete gets in return while being on the Team. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Before beginning the application, we suggest that you look up your USAT National Rankings for 2019 and 2020 (yes, 2020 will still be unofficial), create an Athlinks profile, and compile a list of your race results (including Age Group and overall placement) for at least the prior two years.
SOL DONUM / DC TRIATHLON CLUB ELITE TEAM
Every triathlete's journey begins somewhere. That first swim. That first bike ride. That first run.
Some people look at triathlon as something to cross off a bucket list. For others, triathlon becomes a journey that progresses through sprint, Olympic, Half Iron, and full Iron distance triathlons. Whether a triathlete's goal is just to finish, to go further, to stay fit, all noble pursuits are they.
Welcome to the DC Triathlon Club's informational page about the DC Triathlon Club Elite Team Program (ETP). The club strives to provide opportunities for athletes of all abilities by offering a suite of training programs that encompasses every aspect of progression through the sport of triathlon.
The mission of the ETP is to give the fastest triathletes in the DC Metropolitan area the opportunity to train and race together as a team. By doing so, we provide these athletes with the support structure and resources necessary to race at the highest levels of competition.
Leading by example, these athletes foster competitive drive throughout the club and inspire others to follow in their footsteps.
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THE TEAM MEMBERS
The 2020 Sol Donum / DC Triathlon Club Elite Team
- Trevor Albert
Proudly supporting our 2019 Team Sponsors
If you have any additional questions, please email the Elite Team!
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