The Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes (BFIT), the governing body of Triathlon in Barbados, is pleased to announce the launch of the Junior Emerging Athlete Program (JEAP).
The program was recently created to develop athletes with long term potential to achieve high performance as U23 triathletes and eventually elite standard performance through financial, coaching and competition support. JEAP will be run with the oversight of BFIT and will be executed by coaches appointed by BFIT. The goal of JEAP is to create a supportive, challenging and inspiring environment to help aid and guide athlete development.
The first phase of the program is funding by BFIT that will cover coaching fees, athletes’ insurance, local race fees and some incidental expenses like physio therapy and bike services. As a member of the program, all JEAP athletes are expected to commit to a minimum of 10 months of triathlon training in which attendance, attitude and performance will be tracked and evaluated in order to remain in the program.
Phase two which is currently underway involves engaging social partners like National Sports Council and Corporate Barbados to provide support to enhance development activities of those enrolled in the program.
To be considered for JEAP, athletes must be between the ages of 16 and 19 years of age. He or she must be a Barbados citizen, participated in triathlon for two consecutive years prior and be capable of achieving 320 points (male) and 290 (female) based on a scoring system for 400m swimming and 3km running times, using the points calculator. In addition, they must display a propensity for dedication and commitment towards triathlon.
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