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.
What does the role involve?
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.
Who does the role suit?
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.
What skills are required?
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.
Why should you get involved?
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:
- To give something back to help those who have helped shape your judo career
- It's a highly rewarding role
How do you get involved?
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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