NUTRITION: Energy Intake for Adolescents
Sports Dietitian Australia As we head into the season and training may increase as the world opens up (with vaccination rates), we need to ensure we are refuelling our athletes adequately to keep up with the demands of training. We also know that providing adequate...
Countdown to Tokyo 2020
Athletes and support personnel can use Global DRO (online search tool) to find out whether the most commonly prescribed and over-the-counter medicines in Australia are permitted or prohibited in their sport
What it takes to win…
Check out this webinar ‘What it takes to win’, a great performance resource for all athletes.
This project was a collaboration between QAS, QUT Centre for Data Sciences, Griffith University and Modern Pentathlon Australia looking at the following topics:
Characterising world’s best performance in Modern Pentathlon across different age groups and genders.
What disciplines most influence end performance in Modern Pentathlon?
How does shooting strategy/technique (speed, accuracy, cadence etc.) affect overall performance of the laser run?
Time Trial Results
For the ongoing development of performances to track improvement, we encourage everyone to participate in our national time trial program.
We encourage all athletes to participate in the scheduled time trials and to share their results as a means of connecting the community and continuing to build on their skills and remain competitive in their training.
Please SUBMIT your results as soon as possible after you have completed a scheduled time trial.
Also, attach any photos of yourself training! We love to see where our members’ train!
For any information regarding time trials, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For the latest list of upcoming events, download the season calendar via the link below:
We have had some great traction with Modern Pentathlon development over the past month or so and have consequently seen a number of Modern Pentathlon Training Hubs popping up around the country. We are all familiar with the incredibly knowledgeable Eszter and Adam in Coffs Harbour, with their inclusive, active and supportive environment. We see the games they play based around the laser run, the regularity of their sessions and the consequent improvement of their athletes.
So it is incredibly exciting to see that 6+ hubs established in Regional Victoria, that are slowly establishing bespoke routines to their unique environments. We have also been working with National Federations (Shooting Australia, Athletics Australia) and a number of coaches within Metro Melbourne & Sydney that are incredibly supportive of our sport and eager to help develop us when and where they can.
Perth has also established a hub meeting twice per week. You can contact your local Training Hub Manager for more information or your state president.
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
NEW SOUTH WALES
Western Victoria (Hamilton)
East Gippsland (Bairnsdale)
South/West Gippsland (Meeniyan – Leongatha)
Yarra Valley / Dandenong Ranges
Performance Pathways Training Programs
In order to assist both athletes and coaches in their session and competition preparations, MPA has developed training programs that can be used to develop fitness.
If you have any questions or feedback regarding these programs, please contact Pathways and Performance Director Hannah Every-Hall via email: email@example.com
This training program is a very ‘general’ program, and may not suit your individual needs or requirements. It is provided to give you an example of how to structure your training program. You need to approach this program with great flexibility with regards to timings and structure (your fencing or swimming sessions may be set to specific days, which are not flexible, you may also have other commitments). You may need to juggles commitments as required.
But volumes and frequency are a guide for you to understand training principles and gradually build towards, follow, or push further if you have done more than this.
Remember the 10% rule. You do not want to overload your ‘whole’ program by more than 10% in one week, and every 4-5 weeks, you need an easy (maintenance) week to recover, so you can push / overload again.
CONSISTENCY IS KING!
Training consistency can be measured by how many training sessions have been completed as per your plan over the last 90 days (45 days for those U15) . Aiming for 90% completion rate. Noting that you are better off starting conservatively and building consistently, than flying and dying.
Remembering the key dates (State Championships, Camps, National Championshisp) along the way.
12-Week Nationals Preparation Training Program
ABOUT: Developed by MPA’s Sport Science Consultant Dane Jessen, the program is aimed to assist all athletes with their preparation for the National Championships.
The first few weeks start off at a relatively light intensity and will build slightly, volume is the main thing that will increase across the first 4 weeks (ie. number of training sessions will increase opposed to the intensity of sessions). The plan starts with relatively low intensity, but don’t worry, there is lots of intensity to come in the second half of the program. It’s very important not to go too hard early, make sure to take into account the suggested RPE’s for every session.
General Four-Week Training Program
Athlete categorisation is a national framework to identify athletes with the greatest potential to contribute to the Australia’s high-performance targets. Athlete Categorisation will be used to inform the prioritisation of support to athletes in support of these targets.
The support provided to athletes as a result of the categorisation process enables athletes to pursue a commitment to performance excellence. Importantly to be prioritised for support, an athlete must demonstrate potential for future success – past results alone will not ensure support.
Modern Pentathlon’s Talent Pathway approaches the talent pipeline with a broad focus to include all aspects of athlete development. The Pathway aims to ensure athletes and coaches are exposed and supported through the full continuum of development along the FTEM Talent Pathway Model.
To support our athletes within the Pathway, we want to tailor the assistance appropriately to the athlete’s local environment. The pathway programs are delivered through multiple mechanisms that are development focused. These include collaboration and education with local coaches, and NIM’s. The primary delivery mechanism for athletes is via coordinated collaboration, online, remote means.
For more information, contact Kim firstname.lastname@example.org
National team selections for 2022 international events
Modern Pentathlon Australia is excited to announce the following athletes who have been selected as part of the national team to participate in upcoming international events in 2022. International competition experience and exposure is necessary for our athletes to...
2022 Nationals has record entries, new format and Executive elections
It is an exciting time for Modern Pentathlon in Australia with competition at the 2022 Modern Pentathlon Australian Championships starting in Melbourne on Friday, April 22.
UIPM confirms successful bids from Bath, Ankara and Bali for upcoming future events
Three host cities confirmed for three major UIPM events
TIME TRIALS – OCTOBER #2
The October Time Trial is #2 in our Domestic Time Trials series. These Domestic Time Trials (along with other parameters) will form a part of athlete categorisation and thus may have an impact on national selection. Therefore, it is vital that you, as...
WATT LAYING A NEW PATH IN AIS ELEVATE COACH PROGRAM
Modern Pentathlete Tully Watt is embracing great learning opportunities as she takes part in the AIS Elevate Coach Program. Developed by the Australian Institute of Sport to build upon the successful Elevate e-Coach Program that was piloted in 2020, a tailored...
When you train well and become fitter and start going faster, going faster still hurts and you may find it hurts even more. What you need to remember it hurts to reach new levels or fitness, speed or agility. It is an illusion or myth to think as you get better, the...
What it takes to win…
Check out this webinar 'What it takes to win', a great performance resource for all athletes. This project was a collaboration between QAS, QUT Centre for Data Sciences, Griffith University and Modern Pentathlon Australia looking at the following topics:...
Fernon sacrificed so much and gained a lot more
Ed Fernon didn't have anything to prove and he knew the sacrifices involved, but he wanted to challenge himself against the world's best pentathletes at the Olympic Games again. As a 24-year-old he was 27th at the London Olympic Games after only a few years in the...
Ed and Marina all set for Tokyo competition
Australia’s Olympic pentathlon representatives Ed Fernon and Marina Carrier arrived in the Tokyo Olympic Village on Saturday night and have got straight into their training, final preparations, and venue familiarisation.
Esposito shares advice to Tokyo Team and confirms intentions for Paris 2024
At home being a mum and not in Tokyo, Chloe Esposito wishes the team well and confirms her motivation for Paris 2024
Ed Fernon’s letter to the youth of Australia
Aussie kids inspired Ed Fernon at London 2012 through their letters of support, so he is returning the favour and sharing advice and his tips for success.
28 Modern Pentathletes named to Pony Club Victoria Tetrathlon Team
MPA would like to congratulate the 28 athletes who have been selected to the Pony Club Victoria Tetrathlon State Team: Lachlan NichollsAmos VaggTully Watt Matilda MasonZoe AddinsallXanthe WadeTessa LeenJaelina KileyAlana DochertyChloe A’HerneChloe LeenLachlan...
OFF-SEASON – TIME TO REFLECT, CONSOLIDATE AND ADVANCE
I cannot emphasise enough that the time it takes to reach a 'performance' level happens cumulatively over months and, more importantly, years. Training for a block of time and then having an equal break does not help long term performance. So, as we have had some...
Be prepared! Triathle and Laser Run Championships Training Program
Want to get ready for the National Triathle and Laser Run Championships next month? With a little under seven weeks until the event, MPA has put together a 6-week training program to help all our athletes compete at their best. Starting April 19, the weekly program is...
Everything you need to know about Triathle!
Never competed in a triathlon before? Here's everything you need to know! Triathle made its debut on international stage at the UIPM Biathle-Triathle World Championships 2013 in Cyprus where athletes compete in a shoot-swim-run competition. Australian athletes have...
AIS funding brings new targets to competition
Modern Pentathlon Australia is proud to continue providing support to the national community with the latest in Laser Run technology and equipment, thanks to a grant provided by the Australian Institute of Sport. Provided on loan to Modern Pentathlon Victoria for an...
Fernon and Carrier return to competition this weekend
Australia’s selected representatives for the Tokyo Olympics Games, Ed Fernon and Marina Carrier, will return to competition this weekend along with around 30 other Australian competitors including some of the sports brightest young stars. The two days of...
2021 National Championships Postponement
In light of the on-going restrictions and recently heightened risk relating to the COVID pandemic, it is with great regret that MPA has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 National Championships, originally scheduled to be held in Melbourne on 27 & 28...
Strategies to eliminate fatigue: understanding recovery post-training
Our bodies need to recover following intense bouts of work such as hard training. (reference: NSWIS news) Following exercise, we experience both muscular and mental fatigue. Various recovery methods will decrease these types of fatigue and promote...
2021 Anti-Doping Policy
The Modern Pentathlon Australia Anti-Doping policy is the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy, effective from 1 January 2021, and found here on the Sport Integrity Australia website. All members, participants and non-participants in the sport...
The Laser-Run & Competitions: Formal or Informal are all good opportunities
Athletes need to nail simple skills and techniques early and then build from there. For example, a Modern Pentathlete needs to develop the shooting fundamentals, skills and technique around shooting before jumping straight into a competitive laser run. The...
MPA Announces 2021 Australian National Championships in Melbourne
After a year filled with adversity, Modern Pentathlon Australia is excited to announce that the Australian National Championships will return to Melbourne in March 2021. Working closely with the state sporting organisation, the National Championships will see...
High Performance Team Information
Information for high performance athletes and coaches. Selection Criteria Tokyo 2020 - Modern Pentathlon Nomination Criteria - 16 August 2019Tokyo 2020 - AOC Nomination and Selection By-Law - 16 August 2019Tokyo 2020 - UIPM Qualification System - Modern...
Laser Run: Shooting Fundamentals and Tips
Developing, Building and Improving your Shooting &Laser Run When beginning your journey with laser running, it is paramount that in the early stages you develop your shooting and your running separately. Shooting Set up and skill acquisition You need to ensure...
MPA Endorses New AIS Position Statement on Disorder Eating in High Performance Sport
Following months of consultation with stakeholders across the country, the Australian Institute of Sport announced its position statement for national sporting organisations to assist with the on-going development and care of their athletes. Today, Modern Pentathlon...
Modern Pentathlon Australia appoints Bernhard Petruschinski as Pathways Consultant Coach
Modern Pentathlon Australia (MPA) is excited to announce the appointment of Bernhard Petruschinski as Pathways Consultant Coach. With more than 30 years’ experience training high performance Modern Pentathlon athletes, Petruschinski has been involved in the sport...
MPA secures performance solutions grant
Following months of hard work, Modern Pentathlon Australia (MPA) is thrilled to announce that new grant funding has been secured to develop new and improved athlete pathways.Focused heavily on developing athlete categorisation and engagement with the national...
Sport Australia releases Return to Sport ToolKit
Via the Australian Institute of Sport Sport Australia has developed a Return to Sport Toolkit that includes a suite of resources to help sporting organisations get ready to recommence training, competitions and programs in a safe, responsible and low risk...
A conversation with Ed Fernon and Marina Carrier
Making the most of the new timeline in preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games now set for July 2021, Ed Fernon and Marina Carrier recently had a chat with Olympic rower Sarah Cook about Modern Pentathlon and their incredible experiences within the sport. Special...