Coach Profile: Rob Pickard
Rob Pickard is a former National Coaching Director and High Performance Manager of Triathlon Australia. He is an Age Group Triathlon World Champion and has been racing and coaching in Triathlon for over 30 years. Rob is based in Berry, Australia.
Description of Rob Pickard
Rob comes from a multi-sport background. He has represented Western Australia in open competition in Surf Life Saving, Rugby Union, Cycling, Marathon Running and Triathlon. He has represented Australia in at a number of Age Group World Championships and the Hawaii Ironman. At the 1995, 1996 and 1997 Triathlon World Championships, Rob managed the Elite and Junior Australian Teams. During this period of time he headed up a team of triathletes, coaches and support staff that was responsible for a program that saw Australia dominate the World in Triathlon. While working for Triathlon Australia, Rob managed the accreditation of coaches and conducted coaching accreditation courses; designed and conducted the first and subsequent Level Two Triathlon coaching courses; revised the Level One manual; designed and developed the Level 3 Coaching Curriculum. These manuals and curriculums are now used by the International Triathlon Union. Over the years Rob has counselled and coached hundreds of triathletes of various abilities and experience. With over three decades in the sport, from novice to elite triathlete, from sprint to Ironman, Rob has the credentials and experience to help you attain your goals.
Why do you work with Trisutto?
As the former High Performance Manager of Triathlon Australia I worked alongside Brett Sutton during his period as National Coach. We formed a coaching team that was part of the most dominant triathlon programs in the world. Since that time I have worked as a coaching consultant and National Coach to the Indian, Thailand and Philippine Teams, as well as setting up the coaching accreditation programs in each of those countries. I look forward reuniting with Brett and the Trisutto group of coaches as we show our athletes a more efficient, effective method of training.