"Coaching is unlocking a person's potential to maximize their own performance. 
It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them." 
                                                                           - Timothy Gallwey

TST  Perform LLC 

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Head Coach

TST Perform LLC is owned and operated by Eric Kirouac, a passionate athlete himself for 10 years competing in triathlon, road racing, now XC mountain bike, and cyclocross at a professional level. Eric went to Marymount University for two years competing in triathlon and cross country before transferring to Queens University of Charlotte where he continued to compete in triathlon. He helped his team earn two podium finishes at the collegiate national championships while also wracking up an age group duathlon national title. Eric started TST Perform while he was still at University and has continued to pursue excellence and grow the business with dedicated athletes. Eric graduated cum laude and holds a degree in Exercise and Sport Science, as well as having coaching certifications from USA Cycling, USA Triathlon, and the American Swim Coaches Association. Eric's coaching experience includes 5 years of operating TST Perform, coaching at the bluefish aquatic club, coaching age group swimming at the British International School Phuket, and assisting with High Performance triathlon at the British International School Phuket. At only 24 years old Eric has a wealth of coaching knowledge as well as racing and training experience in several endurance sports. This gives him a unique ability to connect to athletes while helping guide them to success in their athletic endeavors. 

Coaching Philosophy

My coaching philosophy is comprised of three main points.
1. Consistency is key
-Consistency of training is the key to success. To aid in this process, athletes are given unlimited communication access to the coach to build the coach and athlete relationship.
2. Rest is a necessity
-Rest is a part of training. It is monitored through individualized training to find the balance between rest and peak performance, while avoiding overtraining. 
3. Have fun

-Don't take training too seriously. We all got into sport because we love it and have fun doing it.

Accomplishments 

In my short time as a coach, some of my athlete's accomplishments include the following:

Countless overall victories in triathlon and cycling from Cat 5-1
Numerous world championship qualifications
Two USA Triathlon Pro card qualifications
Duathlon age group national champion
Duathlon age group national championship podium
Two Duathlon world championship qualifications
Domestic elite cycling team member 
Cyclocross national championships contenders
Top 15 finish at cyclocross national championships