High Performance Programme
High Performance Programme (HPP) is funded by the Irish Sports Council (ISC) with support from the Irish Institute of Sport (IIS) and the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI).
High Performance Director:
The HPP is run by the High Performance Director, Dr Walid Sayed, who reports to the High Performance Committee.
Dr. Walid Ahmed Sayed, Union International de Pentathlon Modern “UIPM” Technical committee Member since 2004 until 2016, and Head Coach / Technical director of the Egyptian and Guatemala national teams at the Olympic Games London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016, and the current High Performance Director / Head Coach of Modern Pentathlon Ireland.
High Performance Programme Squads
Pentathlon Ireland HPP has a three-tiered squad system which aims to aid the long term development of High Performance Athletes.
Youth Squad “Training to Train”
To select a squad of Youth A and Youth B athletes with the purpose of training and preparing for Youth International competitions
A maximum of 4 Youth A boys, 4 Youth A girls, 4 Youth B boys, 4 Youth B girls (total of 16 athletes) may be selected
Development Squad “Training to Compete”
To select a squad of athletes with the purpose of training and preparing for Junior and level 3 Senior International competitions.
A maximum of 4 male & 4 female athletes (total of 8 athletes) may be selected.
World Class Squad “Training to Win”
To select a squad of athletes with the purpose of training and preparing for Level 1 and 2 Senior International competitions; specifically European and World Championships and the UIPM World Cup Series. These athletes will have long term aims for the next current Olympic cycle. A maximum of 4 male and 4 female athletes (maximum 8 athletes) may be selected.