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Trisutto Coaching Certification

My goal is to make the training methodologies that have helped so many athletes become Olympic, World and Ironman Champions available to all members of the triathlon public.


Brett Sutton


Trisutto is committed to providing athletes and coaches with the world's best triathlon coaching service. This includes the training and development of the world's best coaches.

Here you will learn the approach and training philosophies of triathlon's most successful coaching methodology.


The Trisutto Coaching Certification goes beyond other online courses as we believe that coaching is a lifelong commitment to learning and improving ones skills. As such, the certification program involves three key aspects:


1) Online Learning Module

You will learn the Coaching Methodology and approach that has produced Ironman, World and Olympic Champions. A comprehensive 20 module course that takes you through all aspects of triathlon and performance coaching.

2) Feedback for review

Short answer questions at the end of most chapters are required to be submitted for review and feedback to ensure you are understanding and learning the content.

3) Mentorship while studying with a Senior Trisutto Coach

Coaches complete a mentorship period with a senior coach, maintaining online contact with their mentor, who will review and provide feedback to their short answer questions (2 above). As part of their accreditation coaches need to supply a 3 month training program either week by week, previous to or after their athlete has completed the workouts. Backgrounds (age, time in sport, achievements, ability level) of the athlete need to be included, plus training goals.

Our mentor coach is a guide for feedback, discussion, review of your coursework and the improvement of your all-round coaching ability.


Your Instructor

Rob Pickard oversaw the most successful period of Australia’s triathlon dominance in the late 90s. He served as the first National Coaching Director of Triathlon Australia, then later as the High Performance Manager. Rob has since worked as the National Coach to the Indian, Thailand and Philippine triathlon teams while helping to set up the coaching accreditation programs in each of those countries.


While working for Triathlon Australia, Rob 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 are now used by the International Triathlon Union. Rob holds a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology and is a former Age Group World Champion himself.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone sign up to the Trisutto accreditation course?

Yes, all coaches can sign up to the certification. No prior knowledge is assumed. We ask that you can commit to completing the course prior to signing up. Estimated time is 1 hour per module (20 hours), plus 10 hours for completion of the final training plan.

How long does the certification take?

Coaches should ideally aim to complete the Online Course + Mentoring within 12 weeks (3 months), although longer can be arranged through your mentor coach when circumstances warrant.


How long do I have access to the course?

Lifetime access. The mission of the Trisutto Coaching is to provide a platform for professional coaching growth and development. Use the course as a resource for your own coaching and come back to it as often as you need. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across all devices you own.


Do I automatically become a Trisutto Coach on completion of the course?

Coaches who complete the course can advertise themselves as someone who has completed the Trisutto coaching certification / mentorship program. You will receive a 'certificate' stating such, and can use the 'Trisutto Coaching Certified' logo on your website. Additional options post certification may be available - please contact after graduation.


Is attendance at training camps included?

Training camps are no longer included in the Trisutto Coaching Certification. This is to allow more coaches the option to complete our certification - in a shorter timeframe, at reduced cost, and without the uncertainties around the ongoing Covid-10 restrictions around international travel.

Trisutto Coaching Certification

Excluding GST
  • We look forward to welcoming you, and after purchase will send your username and password by email. You will then be able to login and commence the course at trisutto-coaching-certification
    We will also introduce you to your mentor coach Rob Pickard.