Senior Recorder is the third level of officiating offered by British Judo.

The training programme for Senior Recorders is a one day course, culminating in a written examination.

On successful completion of the training programme and on ratification by NCTOC,  candidates will be able to hold licences for multi-mat competitions up to level 3, non-point scoring.

What do you need before you can sign up?

You will have:

  • Held a Competition Recorder qualification for a minimum of 3 years and be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have current evidence of recording activity at events.
  • Have good time management, Communication and people skills.
  • Hold a membership of the British Judo Association. This is maintained by the BJA for as long as the Technical official fulfils the revalidation criteria.

Training details

Senior Recorder training builds on the knowledge and skills of a Competition Recorder.

Candidates sit an examination paper, following a course.  As part of their training course candidates learn:

  • Awareness of all the current competition methods in use.
  • Timetabling
  • Multi-mat competition management.
  • Movement of players through the various rounds of competition.
  • Awareness of point scoring
  • Awareness of safeguarding both at the weigh-in and during competition.

How much does it cost to become a Senior Recorder?

The training programme to become a Senior Recorder is free.

Where can I train to become a Senior Recorder?

Contact your local tutor or look on the BJA event calendar, which lists when and where courses are held.