Updated Return to Sport Guidelines for Club Workouts

Guidelines for Clubs, Coaches, and Members on the Current State of Return To Sport

The past few months have been difficult for all our stakeholders. Now that the province is starting to open up for business, Triathlon Ontario has the following guidance for sanctioned clubs who are looking to run club workouts while complying with the the various restrictions relating to COVID-19.
Clubs may run workouts, and previously-issued sanctions remain in effect so long as both COVID-related emergency orders and the usual sanctioning requirements are followed.
Please note that restrictions may be put in place by multiple agencies, they change often, and they may vary by region. It’s important to check the latest updates, including provincial emergency orders, public health orders, and restrictions put in place by venues and municipalities. Some links are provided at the end of this email, and staff are available to answer questions.
Following the below will satisfy the current known requirements for outdoor workouts.
  • No more than 10 people. This includes the coach, any support personnel, all athletes, and parents/guardians. We get a lot of questions about this point.
    • It’s the total size of the gathering, so 4 groups of 10 is 40: not allowed.
    • Staggered workouts can work if the first group is completely gone by the time the second arrives – however if people hang in the parking lot, all use the same washroom, or one group catches another, that’s a problem.
    • No spectators except one parent or guardian for athletes under 18. Spectators count towards the total.
  • Everyone’s socially distanced. With the exception of people in the same household or “bubble,” everyone must maintain 2 metres distance.
    • If there’s a serious injury, provide necessary assistance while taking reasonable precautions. As with first aid and lifeguarding, rendering reasonable aid within your training and experience will not subject one to liability.
  • Everyone’s a member. For the workout to be sanctioned, everyone participating must be an annual Triathlon Ontario member, a one-day member, or trying your club for the first time.
  • Sanction your Club. If your club hasn’t done the paperwork for 2020, you can do so here.
  • Sanction your workout. (If you haven’t already.) Workouts already sanctioned are still so and don’t need to be redone. Workout sanction requests are done through an easy online form. You can sanction multiple workouts on one form. Find the form here.
  • Waivers. Everyone participating must sign the TO 2020 waiver. Current TO annual members already have. To check that members are current, use this link. Ensure one-day members and those trying a workout sign a waiver before they participate. Electronic signing through CCN is fine. Scan paper waivers and email them to TO.
  • Records. Just as normal, keep track of who attended your workout – it may be needed for more than just membership checks!
  • Safety briefing. Brief your athletes for sport safety just as you normally would. Add to this during the COVID era reasonable precautions that apply to your workout, such as: distancing, staying away if symptomatic, not sharing equipment, avoiding other groups, parking, washrooms, sanitation, etc. Put safety points on any website or social media pages.
  • Disclaimer. Ensure your athletes are aware that communicable diseases are not covered. This has always been the case, but the insurers are understandably requiring that this particular point be made at every opportunity. Put this point on any website or social media pages.
  • EAP. All workouts require an Emergency Action Plan. Please ensure these are up-to-date and in place. Everyone should know where the EAP is and what to do with it. Plan what to do if there’s an injury and add this to your EAP. How will you respond to an injury during COVID? Do you have protective gear (masks) in your first-aid kit?
  • Venue requirements. Please follow the requirements of the venue you’re using.
  • Sport safety. As for all workouts, ensure your workout is safe for your athletes, yourself, and the public.
Some regions allow certain indoor workouts, rental of space if distancing can be maintained, etc. Please contact TO for more information.
Some jurisdictions are requiring mask use for indoor commercial areas. (Currently Guelph, Wellington, and Dufferin.) Please check your area as these orders can be issued at any time.
Day camps are an option starting in July. Essentially, the province is allowing day camps to run multiple cohorts of 10 and easing distancing requirements within cohorts, however there are significant additional safety procedures required. Please contact TO for more info if you’re interested in running day camps.
Virtual events are sanctionable, both virtual races and virtual workouts. Contact staff for further info on running virtual events.
More Info:
Athletes that are participating in sanctioned club workouts must be members of Triathlon Ontario.  The club discounted membership is $44.00, Triathlon Canada has waived their fee for 2020 ($15.00).  Athletes interested in joining your club workouts should use the CCN links you were sent to register their 2020 TO membership with your club.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
  • Support the growth and development of Multisport in a safe, fun, and fair way
  • Contribute to programming for Youth, Junior, High Performance, Paratriathlon, and Age Groupers
  • $5M Liability and $50K Sport Accident insurance at all Triathlon Ontario sanctioned events
  • Annual subscription to Triathlon Magazine Canada
  • Discounts on all Triathlon Ontario clinics and courses
  • 4 quarterly NEW BALANCE 20% discount codes
  • 20% off of all INFINIT Nutrition products
  • Access to Individual Athlete Insurance program extending our Liability and Sport Accident insurance 24/7, worldwide while training
  • Access to bike insurance program – protects against damage and theft at sanctioned races, club workouts and special events
  • Triathlon Canada membership and all of its member benefits

Should you have further questions, please reach out Monday-Thursday, 9:30 – 3:00.

416.426.7025
Best wishes, be safe and stay healthy!

 

About Triathlon Ontario

Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial governing body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way.

For more information please visit: triathlonontario.com.
Follow us on Twitter: @TriOntario.
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/TriathlonOntario.

 

Provincial Development Program Sponsor

 

 

About GOTRI.ca

GoTri.ca is a resource website created by Triathlon Ontario specifically for beginners and new entrants in the sport of triathlon, duathlon and other multisport events.  The website is an easy-to-use resource tool to find sanctioned Ontario clubs, events, coaches or general information about the sport.

For more information please visit: GoTri.ca.
Follow us on Twitter: @GOTRIOntario.

 

 

 

Training Guidelines Reminder

 

– Triathlon Ontario Issues Reminder of Current Guidelines for Sanctioned Events and Training –

 

June 2, 2020 – Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial governing body of Multisport in Ontario, would like to remind all sanctioned clubs, coaches, members etc. about the current training guidelines in effect.

In accordance with provincial law, no gatherings of more than five people are permitted. If any group, club, or coach organizes a gathering of more than five people at a time, they are breaking the law and are personally liable for any situation that may arise as a result.

Triathlon Ontario will not sanction, nor will it promote any activity that is contrary to provincial law or current public health guidelines. Therefore, member’s liability and sport accident insurance will not apply to any unsanctioned activities. When participating in unsanctioned training activities, members and organizers do so at their own risk and no claim resulting from an incident occurring at said training activity will be processed.

Triathlon Ontario will communicate to the membership when the provincial laws and guidelines have changed.

As a reminder, all sanctioned clubs are required to submit sanctioning documents pertaining to their workout schedules to ensure that they are compliant with Triathlon Ontario policies and that all participants are adequately protected. Please email [email protected] for more information if unsure about how to sanction club workouts.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

 

 

About Triathlon Ontario

Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial governing body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way.

For more information please visit: triathlonontario.com.
Follow us on Twitter: @TriOntario.
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/TriathlonOntario.

 

About GOTRI.ca

GoTri.ca is a resource website created by Triathlon Ontario specifically for beginners and new entrants in the sport of triathlon, duathlon and other multisport events.  The website is an easy-to-use resource tool to find sanctioned Ontario clubs, events, coaches or general information about the sport.

For more information please visit: GoTri.ca.
Follow us on Twitter: @GOTRIOntario.

 

Renew Triathlon Ontario Membership and Save Triathlon Canada Fees

 

– In conjunction with FulGaz partnership, Triathlon Canada waiving its annual fees –

 

April 22, 2020 – Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial governing body of Multisport in Ontario, announced that Triathlon Canada, in conjunction with its partnership agreement with FulGaz, is waiving its 2020 annual membership fee ($15 for 16+).

For those current members that have already renewed their 2020 memberships, Triathlon Canada will automatically waive their fee in 2021 when renewed.

 

Renew Now

 

Triathlon Canada, in partnership with FulGaz, is giving Canadian triathletes the chance to head to the start line while distancing themselves from the competition. The two organizations have teamed up to start an online racing program that will begin with two new virtual cycling race series.

Click here for more information about the partnership and race series.

 

 

About Triathlon Ontario

Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial governing body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way.

For more information please visit: triathlonontario.com.
Follow us on Twitter: @TriOntario.
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/TriathlonOntario.

 

About GOTRI.ca

GoTri.ca is a resource website created by Triathlon Ontario specifically for beginners and new entrants in the sport of triathlon, duathlon and other multisport events.  The website is an easy-to-use resource tool to find sanctioned Ontario clubs, events, coaches or general information about the sport.

For more information please visit: GoTri.ca.
Follow us on Twitter: @GOTRIOntario.

 

Quest For Gold Draft Nominations

 

– Triathlon Ontario Announces 2020 Quest for Gold Athlete Assistance Program Draft Nomination List –

 

April 8, 2020 – Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial governing body of Multisport in Ontario, announced a draft list of athletes whohave been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2019-2020 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistant Program (OAAP). The athletes nominated were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by Triathlon Ontario and applied by the Selection Committee.

Nominated Athletes:

  • Tristen Jones
  • Dominika Jamnicky
  • Dylan Pust
  • Mathew Fong
  • Liam Donnelly

Please note that this list is unofficial and is subject to change pending the outcome of any appeals and/or any re-selection decisions made by the Selection Committee or the Quest for Gold Appeals Committee. As a consequence, this list should not be seen as final.

Athletes who have not been nominated and who wish to appeal this decision can do so by following the process below. Issues related to the specific content or selection requirements contained in the Triathlon Ontario Selection Criteria are not grounds for an appeal and should therefore be discussed directly with the leadership of Triathlon Ontario.

1. Before and athlete can file a Notice of Appeal, they must ask Triathlon Ontario for reasons explaining why they were not nominated for an Ontario Card before April 15, 2020.

2. Triathlon Ontario will respond to the athlete in writing by April 16, 2020.

If the athlete is not satisfied with the Triathlon Ontario response, the athlete may submit a Notice of Appeal, found at the end of the criteria document. A Notice of Appeal will only be accepted from the athlete or their parent/guardian on the MHSTCI-provided template (typed or hand-printed, no hand-written entries).

Due to COVID-19, all staff are working remotely, and appeal submissions will only be accepted via email at [email protected]

One appeal cannot be written on behalf of multiple athletes. The Notice of Appeal email must be received by MHSTCI by noon on the deadline day.

The Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries has scheduled the appeals process to conclude and a final list of QFG recipients to be posted by May 25, 2020. Given the current challenges with COVID-19, every attempt will be made to meet those deadlines, however, dates are subject to change. We appreciate your understanding.

 

 

 

 

About Triathlon Ontario

Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial governing body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way.

For more information please visit: triathlonontario.com.
Follow us on Twitter: @TriOntario.
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/TriathlonOntario.

 

About GOTRI.ca

GoTri.ca is a resource website created by Triathlon Ontario specifically for beginners and new entrants in the sport of triathlon, duathlon and other multisport events.  The website is an easy-to-use resource tool to find sanctioned Ontario clubs, events, coaches or general information about the sport.

For more information please visit: GoTri.ca.
Follow us on Twitter: @GOTRIOntario.

 

Assistant Provincial Development Coach Position

July 24, 2019

 

Role

Triathlon Ontario is expanding its Provincial Development Program to include offering a Provincial level daily training environment in the Toronto area. The training location will primarily be located at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre in Scarborough.

In order to execute this program expansion, Triathlon Ontario is creating a part-time Assistant Development Coach position.

 

Expectations

A successful Applicant will work with the Provincial Development Coach (PDC) to:

Plan, design and implement Triathlon Ontario’s development program as determined by the PDC’s training and competition objectives
Ensure a positive and collaborative working relationship between all coaching and admin staff
Ensure that all scientific, medical, education and other athlete support services as identified by the PDC are fully utilized
Ensure all systems and processes are adhered to, delivering a systematic, progressive and targeted training program for each athlete
Contribute and participate in all coach education programs as identified by Triathlon Ontario
Contribute to the professional image and program implementation of Triathlon Ontario’s development program
Be a certified NCCP coach or in the process of completing NCCP certification
Experienced in program planning and evaluation
Demonstrated ability to utilize sport science and sports medicine to add value to the training process
Possess excellent interpersonal, analytical, communication and planning skills
Knowledge of the physical, mental, emotional and tactical demands of triathlon
Create a positive, supportive and challenging training environment
Prioritize the development of Provincial programs and athletes

Provincial Coaching Philosophies

Triathlon Ontario has a number of coaching philosophies that it expects the Assistant Coach to adhere to. These include:

  • Ensure the safety and welfare of the athlete
  • Acknowledge the importance of an athlete’s ability to follow process, effort and consistent continuing improvement versus short term results
  • Provide feedback and strategies for overcoming setbacks, failures and limiters
  • Teach athletes to embrace challenges, test themselves, reflect on failure and develop a resilient mindset
  • Stress the importance of learning and the confidence in one’s ability to learn
  • Recognize current performance is not necessarily connected to future potential
  • Establish the needs of the individual within a group
  • Create a clear picture for an athlete’s end objective
  • Allow athletes to grow as individuals and encourage them to be self-sufficient
  • Develop and enforce accountability

 

Position Start Date

End of August/beginning of September

 

Expected Number of Weekly Hours

5-10 hours per week to start. Position may grow into a larger role.

 

Compensation

$25-30/hour depending on experience. No benefits available for this position.

 

Interested candidates please send resume and cover letter to Executive Director Phil Dale at [email protected] Please note that though we appreciate all applications only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

About Triathlon Ontario

Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial governing body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way.

For more information please visit: triathlonontario.com.
Follow us on Twitter: @TriOntario.
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/TriathlonOntario.

 

About GOTRI.ca

GoTri.ca is a resource website created by Triathlon Ontario specifically for beginners and new entrants in the sport of triathlon, duathlon and other multisport events.  The website is an easy-to-use resource tool to find sanctioned Ontario clubs, events, coaches or general information about the sport.

For more information please visit: GoTri.ca.
Follow us on Twitter: @GOTRIOntario.

 

2019 Junior Cup Series Venues

 

– Four-part series offers local development opportunities for Junior aged athletes –

 

December 26, 2018 – Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial governing body of Multisport in Ontario, announced its host venues for its 2019 Junior Cup Series.
The Junior Cup Series is an integral part of the Provincial Development Program. The Series was created to provide development athletes a draft legal competitive race environment within the province. Developing a strong provincial race series is imperative to developing a system that encourages increased participation, skill development, club growth and a higher level of investment in the sport.

The Series is a best three-of-four results at the following venues:

Race #1 – Lakefield Triathlon June 23rd – registration coming soon
Race #2 – Toronto Triathlon Festival July 21st – registration open
Race #3 – National Capital Triathlon July 27th – new race, registration coming soon
Race #4 – Draft Legal Provincial Championships Aug 31st – registration coming soon

Winners will have their name engraved on the Series trophy and be presented an award at the season ending annual Awards Celebration. For more information about the Series, including rules and scoring, please click here.

 

 

About Triathlon Ontario

Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial governing body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way.

For more information please visit: triathlonontario.com.
Follow us on Twitter: @TriOntario.
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/TriathlonOntario.

 

About GOTRI.ca

GoTri.ca is a resource website created by Triathlon Ontario specifically for beginners and new entrants in the sport of triathlon, duathlon and other multisport events.  The website is an easy-to-use resource tool to find sanctioned Ontario clubs, events, coaches or general information about the sport.

For more information please visit: GoTri.ca.
Follow us on Twitter: @GOTRIOntario.

 

Quest For Gold Athlete Assistance Program 2019

 

– Up to eight funding cards available to Ontario development athletes –

 

, 2018 – Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial governing body of Multisport in Ontario, announced published the Quest For Gold Ontario Athlete Assistance Program application for the 2019 season.
The program is funded by the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS). Specific objectives of the program are:

  • To help athletes continue their pursuit of athletic excellence at the highest levels of national and international competition;
  • To encourage athletes to stay in Ontario to live and train;
  • To compensate athletes for earnings lost while training;
  • To enable athletes to successfully pursue excellence in sport while fulfilling their educational goals;
  • To increase athlete access to improved high performance coaching; and
  • To enhance training and competitive opportunities available to athletes.

Ideally an athlete will first receive a Quest for Gold “Ontario Card” for 1 to 3 years, which will allow them to train towards the goal of a national team position in subsequent years. Once an Ontario athlete reaches the national level and becomes a recipient of Sport Canada’s carding program, they become eligible for the Quest for Gold “Canada Card”.

To find out more about the program and the application, please click here.

 

 

About Triathlon Ontario

Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial governing body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way.

For more information please visit: triathlonontario.com.
Follow us on Twitter: @TriOntario.
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/TriathlonOntario.

 

About GOTRI.ca

GoTri.ca is a resource website created by Triathlon Ontario specifically for beginners and new entrants in the sport of triathlon, duathlon and other multisport events.  The website is an easy-to-use resource tool to find sanctioned Ontario clubs, events, coaches or general information about the sport.

For more information please visit: GoTri.ca.
Follow us on Twitter: @GOTRIOntario.