Mikhail Kuzemkin got a total victory in the competition for the title of The Best Modern Pentathlon Coach of 2016.
The annual republican competition The Best Modern Pentathlon Coach was held in Belarus for the second time. Traditionally, the competition consists of two stages: the evaluation of coaches by the effectiveness of athletes’ performances and Internet voting of BFMP members on pentathlon.by.
In 2016 seven coaches, who had filed applications for participation in the competition, clamed for the title of the Best Modern Pentathlon Coach of Belarus. The right to vote had only Belarusian Modern Pentathlon Federation members, including all the participants of the competition. According to the contest rules, only one vote was taken from every member of the federation.
As in the previous year, the best coach, according to the result of the combined evaluation of achieved sport results and online voting became the coach from Gomel – Mikhail Kuzemkin. He received a little less than 60% of the votes.
The Awarding Ceremony of the second republican competition The Best Modern Pentathlon Coach will be held on January 10, 2017 within the opening ceremony of the Open Belarus Cup (10.00, Athletics Arena of BSU of PC).
The main purpose of the republican competition is to stimulate and support creative activity of coaches. The competition is intended to improve the efficiency of specialized training and sport institutions, coaching staff on preparation of high-class athletes and sport reserve, popularization of teacher-trainer’s profession, identification and promotion of innovative methods of preparation of high-class athletes in sport schools.
In accordance with the Regulations of the republican competition for the title The Best Modern Pentathlon Coach of the Year, main evaluation criteria were:
– the evaluation of the productivity of athletes’ performances at various levels within the competitive year (2016);
– the results of Internet voting of BFMP members (during the period from 14-29 December, 2016 on the Belarusian Modern Pentathlon Federation’s internet site).
Mikhail Vasilyevich Kuzemkin
Mikhail Vasilyevich Kuzemkin was born on December 1, 1956 in a working class family in Gomel.
Status: married, has two sons.
For the first time interested in sports at school. The first sport was swimming.
After two years of active trainings, V. Hoffmann noticed the young athlete.
By that time future pentathlete bored out of the swimming monotony, that’s why he happily dipped into multi-faceted sport. Later Modern Pentathlon became the main business of his life.
At 19 years M.Kuzemkin was obliged to suspend a career for health reasons. At that time he studied at Gomel State University at the faculty of Physical Education.
After graduation and service in the armed forces of the USSR, Mikhail started his coaching career (the coach of swimming for 8-10-year-old children).
In 1984, at the equestrian school of Gomel was opened a department of Modern Pentathlon, where he was invited. Thus began a career of M. Kuzemkin as a coach of future pentathletes. In that institution the coach has been working till 2002.
From 2002 to date Mikhail Kuzemkin trains pupils of Gomel State College of Olympic Reserve. He successfully combines the work with the preparation of athletes in Advanced Athletic School, where he trains older pentathletes in a creative alliance with Vasili Adamovich Gulevich and Sergei Vladimirovich Blyaskin (riding).
In 2015 M. Kuzemkin was declared the winner of the first national competition The Best Modern Pentathlon Coach of the Year.
There are many hopeful pentathletes among M. Kuzemkin athletes:
– Iryna Prasiantsova;
– Katsiaryna Arol;
– Mikalai Hayanouski;
– Stanislau Zhurauliou;
– Volha Silkina;
– Mikita Harnastaeu;
– Yauheni Arol;
– Artsem Smaliuha etc.
Mikhail Vasilyevich believes that the secret of pentathlete’s success consists of three basic qualities – talent, motivation and hard work.
His creed is enthusiasm in work, attention to his athletes and a great passion for modern pentathlon.