The BJA encourage schools to work with Clubmark accredited clubs who demonstrate their commitment to providing high quality and effective Judo opportunities for young people.
The School 2Dojo programme supports a school and Clubmark Accredited club to agree a partnership that will promote and deliver Judo to young people within a school and raise awareness of community opportunities for sustained participation. In creating a link both school and accredited club will receive a School 2Dojo certificate in recognition of their partnership.
Overview of Levels
What: This is the basic level where a school is aware of the BJA Clubmark club. Both school and club communicate to maximise any opportunity to promote the sport to students within the school. The school is provided with up to date club information and posters and advertises these on a notice board. At least once per year the Judo club provide one demonstration or come and try it session at the school.
What: This is the second level to a link where school is aware of the BJA Clubmark club, a demonstration is provided once per year and off the back of this a Judo programme (minimum of 6 weeks) is run for students at the school. The school is provided with up to date club information and posters and advertises these on a notice board. This link encourages schools to move on from yellow belt level to provide delivery that may involve licensing of pupils and grading. This link could be the commitment to deliver at least 1 Sportivate per year or some GCSE delivery.
Black Link (Satellite club)
What: This is the satellite club link for clubs that provide ongoing sessions at schools through the year. These will need to be registered officially with the BJA but will come under the umbrella of the BJA for insurance. This link encourages the use of schools facilities where existing club venues do not have capacity to expand. It also assists with retention of participants within Judo through provision of activity within new community catchment areas.
Please ensure you complete a satellite registration form to register your black belt link, as well as the School 2Dojo agreement below.
School 2Dojo packs
Each club that registers a link with a Clubmark Accredited club will receive the following to support the ongoing development work with the link school:
- School 2 Dojo Link certificate for club and school
- 100 Personalised flyers
- 10 x Personalised posters
- Judo promo DVD
- Judo games ideas sheet
Once your club has been Clubmark Accredited you are encouraged to establish multiple links with schools within your community. Should you wish to register further links then please send through a signed copy of your school link agreements to:
School 2Dojo Administrator
British Judo Association
Suite B Technology Centre