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The LTAD Network Podcast

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A podcast for Parents, Sports Coaches, PE Teachers, Support staff and anyone else interested in Youth Athletic Development! Our mission is to support grassroots coaches in the development of youth athletes.Here you'll find interviews with technical coaches, support staff, researchers and former athl… read more


Marina Carrier (Australian Olympic Team): Olympian in waiting...

Marina Carrier is as 24 Year Pentathlete, who qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with the Australian Olympic Team. She has been involved in Pentathlon since the age of 12. At the senior level, her highest world ranking was #39, whilst her she finished her U18 Youth career at #7 in the World. She has had several international podium finishes, including beating the World #2. She has also previously been the  Australian National Champion in 2017 & 2018. 

In this podcast Marina discusses: 

  • How she was introduced to Modern Pentathlon. 

  • The 5 disciplines involved in the sport. 

  • What her 7 day training schedule looks like. 

  • Managing relationships with 5 different coaches. 

  • Injury issues and Learning to listen to your body as an athlete. 

  • Going from crutches to Olympic Qualification in just 4 weeks. 

  • Her personal reaction to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics being postponed due to the Corona Virus. 

  • How "something always goes wrong" in modern pentathlon and how this has trained her to adapt to unforeseen events. 

  • Why longevity, dropout and fostering a love of sport should be the major concerns for coaches of young athletes. 

You can watch the Youtube video Marina mentions here and read more about her on the Australian Olympic Team Website

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