Want to join? OH YEAH! Here's what you gotta do.
Our team is open to all registered Stanford Students (undergraduate and graduate/professional). We practice at all levels of seriousness and ability: complete beginners, elite athletes, swimmers, bikers, runners, and casual social trainers are all encouraged to check out the team.
Unfortunately, due to Stanford's regulations, we cannot accept non-students as full team members. However, if you are an alum or stanford affiliate and want to have access to some of the benefits of our community, please consider Friend of the Team status.
How to join
NOTE: For liability purposes, step 1 must be completed before attending ANY AND ALL practices. Information on how to complete steps 4-5 will go out on the email list when we're set up for the year.
1. Register for the team through Club Sports' DoSportsEasy. Even if you are just taking the team for a test-drive, you must do this for liability purposes.
2. Sign our Non-Disclosure Agreement to access our awesome team sponsorship deals.
3. Join our mailing list.
This is used for major announcements & weekly schedule updates, but most other communication happens through the team Slack workspace. You will be added to Slack when you pay dues.
4. Pay dues.
5. Fill out the roster form.
To learn more about the team, show up to a workout and introduce yourself! (See our practice calendar for information on times and locations.) Look for one of our officers if you have any questions. For liability purposes, make sure to register for DoSportsEasy, and fill out our team roster before attending any practices (see steps 1-2 on "How to Join").
We offer a two-week free-trial period to new members for the first two weeks of fall and of winter quarter. After the trial period is over, all athletes are required to pay dues before attending any practices. Members joining at other times of the year should go to office hours with our head coach for on-boarding and to determine a healthy practice schedule.
Athletes who want to take advantage of our race subsidies and sponsorship benefits will have to complete (usually easy and fun) member responsibilities.
Dues are not, under any circumstances, refundable. This includes injuries or any other unforeseen circumstances.
We offer a two-week free trial period at the beginning of fall and winter quarter to allow new members to try out the team for free. Starting the Monday of Week 3, all athletes must pay dues to attend practice.
To pay dues, bring cash (in an envelope labeled with your name) or a check made out to Stanford Triathlon Club with you to practice and give it to one of the officers or coaches.
Academic year: $70 per quarter.
In order for our team to function with the limited resources we have as a club team, we depend on every member to spend time volunteering for the team outside of practice. To qualify for race subsidies and our sponsorship deals, we require all team members to do the following:
1. Complete 12 team job credits throughout the year (or 4 per quarter). Athletes going to Collegiate Nationals must complete 16 job credits to offset the cost of racing out of state.
Members can receive job credits for things like moving trainers to and from swike workouts or volunteering at varsity Field Hockey games. Job credit opportunities will be posted on the team mailing list.
We do not want our job credits system to stress you out! If you're feeling overwhelmed or behind on job credits, reach out to any of the officers and we'll help you find ways to catch up!
2. Volunteer at our home race, Treeathlon. Team members are expected to spend ALL DAY Saturday and ALL DAY Sunday of Treeathlon weekend (usually the first weekend of March) volunteering at the race course in Redwood City. Treeathlon is our biggest fundraiser of the year and would not be possible without help from our members.
3. Sign up for at least four hours of volunteer shifts for Stanford's Reunion Homecoming in October. Every year we volunteer at Stanford's Reunion Homecoming as a way to give back to The Stanford Fund (TSF) for their financial support of our team. Look out for an email from our Administrative VP early with info fall quarter.
Some of the benefits you will have as a SUTT member:
Team members receive professional coaching from our amazing coaches.
Online Training Plan
Our coaches provide an online training plan via TrainingPeaks. To access this training plan, first create an account on trainingpeaks.com then email the Administrative Vice-President for help linking your account our training plan.
Team members are eligible for discounts on services and gear from our sponsors. Look out for an email from our Sponsorship Coordinator with details.
We host many events outside of practice including quarterly BBQs and our spring break training trip.
NOTE: You must be a member in good standing in order to partake in these benefits. For information on how to be a member in good standing check out our Member Responsibilities.
Fill out the required forms, check out our training calendar, show up to a practice and introduce yourself!
There are two mailing lists:
This is our general/alumni mailing list. During our two-week trial period at the beginning of fall and winter quarter we will send practice information to this list.
Send a blank e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to join.
You'll get added to this one when you pay dues!
All practice, race and job credit information will be sent here.
We also use Slack to manage internal communication. You will be added to the Slack when you pay dues.
Friend of the Team Status
For Stanford-affiliated non-students (alums, postdocs, faculty, staff,...) we are debuting a new option. Friend of the Team status gets you:
Access to our training plan on Training Peaks
Access to all non-coached workouts and pickup workouts organized by team members. Our regularly-scheduled non-coached workouts usually include 1-2 trainer workouts on weekday evenings, and long runs and rides on the weekend. Team members frequently organize ad-hoc swims, rides, and runs via Slack.
Our team slack channel, useful for for setting up workouts with other team members and participating in our community.
This status does NOT grant access to coached workouts or coaching from our staff; we cannot offer this due to limitations from Stanford.
Dues are $60/quarter. Send an email to the current president, administrative vice-president, and/or financial officer if you are interested in this option.
Message for the 2021-2022 Academic Year:
Welcome to the Stanford Triathlon team website! While we are not sure how our year is going to look, we are planning to have in-person practices on campus in whatever form Stanford policies allow. Most of the normal-operation policies below will probably apply this year but we will solidify details when we know more, closer to the start of the quarter. A sample practice schedule from 2019 is below for reference.
If you're interested in joining in the fall, you can get on our public mailing list by sending a blank email to email@example.com. We will send out information on this list at the beginning of the quarter, including a practice schedule and details about our fall welcome meeting.
If you're on campus before fall quarter, we also have some members meeting up for workouts and we'd love to see some new faces! Those are coordinated over Slack, and you must have Stanford's authorization to be on campus and access facilities. Email team president Alex at amporter <at> stanford.edu to request an invite.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Alex (amporter <at> stanford.edu) or via Instagram (@stanfordtriathlon)!