Coaches & Instructors
Founder and Head Coach
For over 30 years Tim Sheeper has coached athletes of all ages at the beginner, intermediate, and elite levels. Tim has been competing in triathlons for more than 35 years and has been racing in running competitions since the age of 8. Tim’s passion for building a community of multisport athletes resulted in the formation of Team Sheeper in the mid 1990’s. Tim’s goal is to create a supportive community that can help you achieve your athletic goals and unlock your full potential as a triathlete and a human.
Mike graciously holds the post of organizer, communicator, and ombudsman for Team Sheeper. He is deeply involved in triathlon as a sport, in current thinking about training methods, racing strategy, and team dynamics. So Mike brings a wealth of knowledge as well as great energy to the team. He is your day-to-day resource for team logistics and news, so don’t hesitate to “Ask Mike.”
Team Sheeper Triathlon Team offerings are available to members who join the team and pay a monthly fee for bike, run and multisport team events. Separately, athletes may select a monthly swim option to match their preferences.
Every year, Team Sheeper presents a Triathlete of the Year award to two exceptional individuals on the team. They are chosen for their personal, behavioral characteristics as well as for their athletic achievements and team contributions.See Yearly Winners
This is a partial compilation of the multi-sport events that Tim Sheeper has joyously taken part in over the past few years. Tim competes for the challenge, the diversity and the satisfaction of leaving a job well done.
1. Cape Epic, 8-day mountain bike stage race-Cape Town, South Africa 3/19-26
2. Championship Swim Meet,Morgan Hill, 4/14-16
3. Sea Otter Classic,Laguna Seca 4/21-22
4. Nationals Swim Meet, Irvine, 4/27-30
5. Orange County Triathlon,Irvine 4/30
6. IM 70.3,Morro Bay, 5/20
7. Unbound Gravel, Kansas, 6/3
8. Del Valle Open Water Festival, Livermore, 6/11
9. Crusher in the Tushars, Utah, 7/8
10. Championship Swim Meet, Novato, 7/21-23
11. Santa Cruz Pier Swim, 7/29
12. Donner Lake Swim, 8/12
13. IM 70.3-Santa Cruz, 9/10
14. La Jolla 10 Mile Relay Swim, 9/24
15. The Rad, Mtn.. Bike Race, Trinidad, CO, 9/30
16. Championship Swim Meet, Long Beach, 12/1-3
Team Sheeper sponsors believe in the mission of the team and provide discounts or supply merchandise to our members. Please say thank you for their support by visiting their stores and considering their products and services.
Here are some tips for finding the right team for you:
Attend Team Events: Consider attending several team practices or group rides to observe how the team operates and get a feel for the team’s culture. You will see the team in action and get a feel for the team’s dynamic. Check the online schedule for training times.
Talk to Current Team Members: Team Sheeper has members of different ages, genders, and backgrounds, and seeks to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all members. Contact our Team Manager, Mike Osmond.
Learn about Coaching and Training Programs: Team Sheeper has a strong coaching culture to help members improve their multisport skills and achieve their goals. Members' goals range from racing at the highest levels of their age group to simply enjoying the sport, the variety of team offerings and becoming very fit. (link to team offerings). Contact our Team Manager, Mike Osmond.
Evaluate Team Culture: Team Sheeper seeks to create a safe, supportive, inclusive culture with positive camaraderie between members. Team members are free to set their own growth goals and use the coached group workouts to support their needs. Team members balance the challenges of work, family, and other commitments with the benefits of fitness and resilience that can translate to other areas of your life.
Understand Our Fees: Review the membership fee structure for Bike-Run and Swim opportunities (link to membership fees) and the team offerings (link to team offerings). Optional team clothing is available through our team store (link to team store). Team Sheeper is often offered discounts for race entry and equipment through our partners.
We Welcome You! Joining Team Sheeper can be a transformative experience, providing opportunities for growth, learning, and connection with other athletes. Our goal is to create a supportive community that can help you achieve your athletic goals and unlock your full potential as a triathlete and a human. We believe Team Sheeper is a great investment in your triathlon journey.Register Today