Starting with Pursuit Coaching
Joining a new squad can be hard, thankfully all our triathletes have been through this and aware that it can be difficult. It's pleasing that the squad is friendly and welcoming to all new triathletes.
There are a few options, but the majority of people start by either having a complimentary meeting with our Head Coach, Mike Gee, or they come and try out a week of training for free. This gives them an opportunity to get to know how we do things and to meet the other members of the squad.
The first meeting is an opportunity for us to get to know each other. From this we get also some insight into how you think and find out if you have ambition.
"When a flower doesn't bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower"
Every coach-triathlete relationship is different and every triathlete has a different opinion on what coaching is. It is important to acknowledge this, but what we find is that in all those varying opinions there are a lot of similarities in expectations for support, standards, guidance and challenge.
During the meeting these are the topics that will be discussed:
Sporting history - triathlon and other sports
Past results - strengths, weaknesses, past errors and ways to minimise these
Equipment - bike, bike fit, etc
Personality test - in relation to how you deal with expectations, whether internal or external
Any individual thoughts or opinions of the triathlete - this is a partnership and athletes need autonomy to succeed.
Still not sure? Request a complimentary meeting with Mike. You've got nothing to lose!
"I almost don't want to tell anyone so I can keep this squad and coaches all to myself! Just a few words to describe Pursuit Coaching: excellence, passion and dedication. From the weekend warrior to the professional triathlete this is the place to be!"
- Jos Smith