British Judo is pleased to announce the launch of its Heavyweight Development Programme (HDP). As part of the 2020 Performance Pathway strategy, British Judo is establishing a programme to deliver a bespoke programme for heavyweight men and women.
The HDP will operate on a camp based programme at the British Judo Centre of Excellence with opportunities for players to experience world-class heavyweight training camps overseas which could include France, Georgia and Holland.
The HDP is focused on long-term development, where players would progress to move onto the World Class Performance Programme in the next 2-6 years.
James Thomas, Performance Pathway Senior Manager said:
“It’s clear from our recent research into the world best heavyweights that players in these weight categories need a bespoke training programme and environment. The HDP aims to create the ideal training environment for the physical and technical development of future heavyweight players. This is a really important part of our pathway strategy for the next 4-6 years taking us to the 2024 Games.”
Interested in being part of the Heavyweight Development Programme?
We are looking for:
1-Male & Female players;
2-Existing BJA players aged 16 – 25 years;
3-Currently within the heavyweight categories (100kg+ for men, 78kg+ for women);
4-or 16-19 year old men 95kg+ and 16-19 year old women 75kg+;
5- Players who are committed to their development and who are able to commit to 7-8 four day camps over the next 9-12 months.
Ready to apply?
Send an expression of interest via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 9th October 2015.
Please include the following information:
Current weight & competition weight category;