Junior & Youth Development

Triathlon for juniors





As part of the Regional Junior Development Program (RJDP), Triathlon Queensland and the RJDP clubs and their club-based junior athletes collaborate to deliver development and engagement opportunities for athletes within the RJDP regions. 

The development activities include competition days and clinics aimed to include training opportunities, education, networking and racing experience for junior athletes and coaches within the region. 

  Many Queensland clubs provide junior training environments, including weekly training and access to Triathlon Australia Accredited coaches. 

Junior clubs have a focus on building the fundamental skills for development and triathlon and will help you to: 

  • Reach your goals under the guidance of a junior coach
  • Plan your training and race calendar 
  • Develop your knowledge of the sport 
  • Access skills clinics and camps 
  • Enjoy your triathlon experience 

To find a junior club and/or coach near you, please visit the Clubs page on the Triathlon Queensland website found here





Triathlon Queensland selects a Triathlon Queensland State Team to support Queensland athlete development and  representation at national and international triathlon events. The team is selected for a period of the specified season, in accordance with the Triathlon Queensland Selection Policy. 

The Triathlon Queensland State Team program is designed to facilitate the exposure of young athletes to the triathlon racing environment including racing in the Australian Youth Junior U23 Triathlon Series. The program is outlined as such to replicate the requirements of elite racing to prepare them for the demands of the sport at that level, such as competition and travel and to increase the athletes' knowledge in areas such as goal setting, communication with stakeholders and season planning. 

TQ State Team Selection Policy 2023-24

Mixed Relay Selection Policy

TQ State Team Information 2023-24

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Provide junior and development Triathletes and Paratriathletes with the foundation to maximise their enjoyment and potential in the sport over time and prepare talented athletes for the high performance pathway.

State Pathways – initiatives and programs that identify and support young triathletes to develop their skills and progress towards the High Performance Pathway, for those targeting 2028-2032

Strategic/technical leadership – TA HP, delivered by STTA/TA

Performance Pathway – initiatives and programs that support the identification and progression of categorised athletes within an 8 year window to an Olympic/Paralympic Medal – Paris 2024 & LA 2028

Strategic/technical leadership – TA HP, $ by AIS, delivered in partnership with NIN






All athletes aged 12-22 years of age who wish to compete in national and/or state triathlon events with a draft legal cycling leg must be DLE. Such events include:

  • Australian Youth Junior U23 Triathlon Series races 
  • Australian Schools Triathlon Festival 

To become DLE, athletes must:

  1. Successfully complete a bike skills assessment with an approved DLE assessor. (For Queensland, this is a Triathlon Australia Accredited Performance Coach)
  2. Assessor must then register the athlete on the Triathlon Australia Draft Legal Register
  3. Triathlon Australia will then transfer your membership to an ITU Youth or ITU Junior Triathlon Australia Membership

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Athletes and coaches have access to a variety of professional development and funding opportunities. 

To support Junior and Under 23 athletes to assist them in achieving athletic performance and development outcomes consistent with the overall vision and strategic objectives of both TQ and the athlete, an Individual Athlete Support Grant has been developed. 

Triathlon Queensland will monitor different grant programs, workshops and seminars available. 

They are listed on Tri Development + 



For further information about Triathlon Queensland's development program please contact us on aileen.reid@triathlon.org.au



TQ Partners as at October 2020


Triathlon Australia
Triathlon ACT
Triathlon NSW
Triathlon NT
Triathlon SA
Triathlon TAS
Triathlon VIC
Triathlon WA