Quality coaching from passionate and knowledgeable judo coaches are vital to delivering high quality and enjoyable sessions for everyone who participates in the sport.

Coaching covers a wide range of roles and levels, from supporting coaches at your local club through to leading the national squad at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. All levels offer a fun and fulfilling experience where you can pass on your judo knowledge to help others progress.

What does Coaching involve?

Coaching can start from assisting and supervising activities on the mat at your local club through to sitting in the coach’s chair at a major international tournament. Whatever level you are at you’ll be hands-on and will be passing on your judo knowledge to a range of participants.

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 and parents who want to get more involved with a few spare hours each week.

British Judo offer a range of different coaching qualifications for individuals that wish to develop their coaching knowledge and skills.

What skills are required for being a Coach?

Coaching requires a certain level of judo skills and knowledge of the sport. Coaches also need to be patient with good communication skills and an ability to adapt their teaching style to a range of different individuals.

How can I get involved in Coaching?

If you already attend a judo club and want to get involved speak to your coach to find out what opportunities are available at your club and how you can help out.

Find your nearer BJA Level 1 course, the first step on the coaching ladder.