Events and courses to improve coaching standards, maintain a strong technical network and recognise volunteers.
Education for coaches is currently provided by British Judo in accordance with UK Coaching Certificate guidelines. A brilliant basics conference will be offered by WJA on demand (subject to appropriate numbers) to educate coaches on a range of topics from mat side etiquette to strength and conditioning. Level 1 and 2 coaching courses will also be provided as a minimum annually.
Technical Conference Weekend
An annual visit from an EJU technical expert e.g. Go Tsunada, Hiro Katanishi or Neil Adams to share their technical expertise with attendees. Open to orange belts and above with the added benefit of being a coach revalidation event.
Coach Cymru Working Group
With places awarded through application the Coach Cymru Working Group will create, through a 4-weekend series, an opportunity for Welsh coaches to work together to discuss prevalent coaching topics e.g. technical principles and coaching methods for U8s, U11s and U15s. The course will culminate with a visit to the Dutch Grand prix at the end of the year.
Technical Officials Courses
Referees and technical officials are the people that make events possible. Referee qualifications comprise eight levels, commencing at club level and progressing through to an International A license. Technical officials progress from time keeper, contest recorder, senior recorder to competition controller. Courses will continue to run as required to meet demand.
We are Judo!
Increasingly events and courses rely on the good will of volunteers. We are Judo! recognises this important contribution by offering incremental rewards and incentives to volunteers e.g. reduced cost of training, course fees and assessments.