Youth Coaching – Other Options
- Bike/Run Practices Only (Will Not Attend Friday and Saturday Open Water Swim Practices)
For those athletes who are on a swim team during the summer or are competing in duathlons. Available for any of the teams listed above.
- Personalized Coaching or Introductory Clinics:
Email Coach Ross
- Pre-Race Clinics:
Saturday Morning before youth series races, I will lead a safety and introductory clinic to prep kids for the race. We will go through the different parts of the race including transitions. I will focus on how to stay safe and have fun while competing!
About Coach Hartley
HFP Coaching is led by Ross Hartley. Born and raised in Pickerington, Ohio, Coach Ross has the opportunity to serve the community that he grew up in. As a Robotics teacher at Pickerington Ridgeview STEM Junior High and cross country and track coach at Pickerington North High School, Ross has been able to help lead students and athletes who are in the same shoes he was once in. Coach Ross has also been involved with youth sports in several different capacities including youth swimming and running coach.
Ross has had success as a triathlete, finishing 3rd (1st American) and earning a Bronze Medal at the 2014 ITU Sprint Triathlon World Championships. He has also finished top 3 in his age group 5 different years at USA Triathlon National Championships, as well as top 10 overall at 7 different USA Triathlon National Championships. Having won over 50 local and regional triathlons, qualified for Team USA for all 3 triathlon distances (Sprint, Standard, and Long Course), as well as an All-World Ironman Athlete, Ross brings an elite athlete’s perspective to HFP Coaching.
Coach Ross was selected as a USA Triathlon Ambassador. The goal of this program is to expose communities to the sport of triathlon by engaging current and former Team USA members to share their inspiring stories about their time in the sport. Ambassadors will identify steps they took to experience dramatically positive, life changing effects and how participants can do the same through simple changes in their daily life. In this role, ambassadors will serve as motivators and advocates of the triathlete lifestyle. Ross was one of 50 people selected for this role.
Coach Ross is a Certified USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach and in the process of obtaining USA Triathlon Youth and Junior Certification (March 2018).
Ross has given a TEDx talk focusing on a simple equation that rules our daily lives, Event + Response = Outcome (E+R=O). Examining the Response piece of this equation through the lens as an educator, coach, and athlete Ross discusses how important one’s mindset is in determining their success and happiness.