Coaching covers a wide range of roles and levels, from supporting the coaches at your local club through to leading the national squad, but all levels offer a fun and rewarding role in which you can pass on your judo knowledge to help others progress.
Coaching can start from assisting and supervising activites on the mat through to sitting in the coaches chair at a major international tournament. Whatever level you are at you'll be hands-on and passing on your judo knowledge to a range of participants. You'll need to change your style depending on the age groups you're working with but this is a highly rewarding role.
Coaching roles are suited to those people who want to volunteer on a regular basis.
They are ideal for existing club members, parents who want to get more involved with a few spare hours each week.
Coaching requires a certain level of judo skills. They also need to be patient with good communication skills and able to adapt their teaching style to a range of varied age groups.
Quality coaches are vital to the sport of judo in the UK and in delivering high quality judo sessions.
Personal reasons to get involved include:
If you already attend a judo club and want to get involved speak to the coach to find out what opportunities are available and how you can get involved.
Then talk to the British Judo Association who will be able to point you in the direction of your closest BJA Level 1 course, the first step on the coaching ladder.
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The package can be completed in bite-size pieces and covers subjects including:
British Judo as a sport is committed to the education of judo players within a progressive pathway which supports the development of coaches from BJA Level 1 through to BJA Level 3. The BJA Level 1 in Coaching Judo is the first step entry onto this pathway
The UKCC Level 2 Learning Programme is delivered over two weekends set approximately four weeks apart. It consists of 15 modules; a mock assessment and a personal action planning process followed by a period of extended study and logged coaching practice prior to a final assessment. The final assessment is held at a specified venue approximately 8 weeks after the finish of the final delivery day.
UKCC Level 2 caoches are qualified to deliver:
The UKCC – Level 3 in Coaching Performance Judo is a 1st 4sport Award which looks at developing coaches who work with competitive players. The programme is based on planning an annual programme which focuses on the holistic approach to training the whole player. Areas that the coach will explore are the competitive, technical, tactical, physical, psychological and lifestyle needs of the judo player.
Due to the nature of this award, we are looking for coaches already working with players 11 years of age and above, who currently hold the minimum grade of green belt and who participate in national level championships.
Currently valid BJA Level 2 and BJA Level 3 Coaches are eligible to apply to be considered for this programme provided that they fully meet the eligibility requirements. Coaches from other judo organisations are eligible to apply to be considered for this programme provided that they fully meet the eligibility requirements and hold a UKCC - Level 2 in Coaching Judo.
UKCC Level 3 coaches are qualified to deliver:
Please remember to send us copies of your certificates when you have completed courses and NOT the originals. When sending any correspondence to the BJA that your license number is enclosed / written on the certificate to ensure no confusion of identification.
The following is required to bring up to date your coaching award:
Membership can be renewed online
First Aid Course MUST last a minimum of 3 hrs and include the following:
The course should be organised by either the British Judo Association, your local County Sports Partnership or a HSE approved Training Provider.
Please note that the BJA does not accept certificates relating to Paediatric First Aid Courses, as the focus for these courses is dealing with Young Children and the Association only insures coaches to work with players over the age of 5 years.
Websites to look at - Your Local County Sports Partnership
SPC course MUST be sports specific and a minimum of three hours long, please refer to the Sports Coach UK websites for courses.
Coaches should be able to . . .
On line or eLearning courses will NOT be accepted.
If you do require a DBS Application please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name, License number DOB and home address.
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