Coaching

TRIATHLON

Sterk Span coaching academy specializes in training programs, coaching sessions and advice for Ironman, 70.3 Ironman, Duathlon and Xterra events.

With more than a decade of experience in both racing and coaching our coaches offer coaching for athletes of all levels, from beginners to professional athletes.

We offer multiple coaching options which include:

  • Day-to-day personalized exercises program.
  • Weekly coaching sessions in Centurion area.
  • Group training sessions on weekends.
  • Skill development.
  • Advice on injury prevention and nutrition.
  • Coaching on rules of triathlon and demonstrations and tips on transition etc.
  • Tailor made weekly training programs which you can follow and train on your own time and place.


All our coaches actively participate in Triathlon. We are probably one of only a few triathlon academies worldwide where the coaching staff has raced on a professional level on every single continent of the world. Some of these results include an impressive two time top 20 overall at World Champs for Elite men by Nico Sterk.

CYCLING

Sterk Span coaching academy specializes in training programs, coaching session and advice for mountain bike and road cycling.

Cycling coaching includes:
  • Day-to-day personalized exercises program.
  • Weekly coaching sessions in Centurion area.
  • Group rides on weekends.
  • Skill development specifically with regards to technical mountain bike skills.
  • Advice on injury prevention and nutrition.

We decided a few years ago to send Nico out to test his cycling legs against some of the best Mountain Biking athletes in South Africa. Just to make sure that we know how to coach cycling.

Some of these results include:
  • 3rd Overall SOLO in Jobrug2C MTB Stage Race.
  • 1st Overall SOLO in Stage 5 of Jobrug2C MTB Race.
  • 2nd Overall at Magalies Monster.

RUNNING

Sterk Span coaching academy specializes in training programs, coaching session and advice for road running and trail running.

We offer coaching for athletes of all levels, from beginners to professional athletes, whether your aim is to complete your first 5km road race or to run your first Comrades Marathon.

Running coaching includes:

  • Day-to-day personalized exercises program.
  • Weekly coaching sessions in Centurion area; includes speed work and hill training.
  • Improving running technique.
  • Group participation in events.
  • Skill development specifically with regards to technical trail running.
  • Advice on injury prevention and nutrition.

We have coached Thabang Madiba to be one of the best trail running athletes in South Africa. Under our coaching Thabang managed to win the Trail Running National Title 2 years in a row - 2013 and 2014 respectively.

SWIMMING

Sterk Span coaching academy specializes in training programs, coaching session and advice for Adult swimming (Masters and Open Water) and Learn to Swim for Adults

We offer coaching for athletes of all levels from adults who cannot swim at all to Open Water and Masters Swimmers aiming to achieve their highest potential.

Swimming coaching includes:

  • Day-to-day swimming program.
  • Weekly coaching sessions in Centurion area.
  • Stroke correction.
  • Skill development with regards to open water swimming.
  • Advice on injury prevention and nutrition.

Just to prove a point we entered Michelle Vlasakova (Our head swim coach and 7 times Czech National Swimming Champion) to the 2015 Midmar Mile for Event 5. She managed to outclass the entire field of swimmers and won the Midmar Mile in her age category by an impressive 1 min over her rivals. Michelle has also successfully coached one of her swimmers to finish 4th at the Youth Olympics in China recently.

  • Sterk Span Coaching Academy specializes in tailor made training programs, coaching session and advice for triathlon, swimming, learn to swim for adults, cycling, running and related sports such as adventure racing. Our athlete base range from lifestyle orientated individuals to national level athletes who compete at the highest level possible. We also offer services and training sessions for weight loss and lifestyle management.