Coach Education Committee
To maintain coach certification validity, a person must be an Active Annual or Sustaining Life Member with a current Background Check, Safe Sport Certification, and Heads Up Certification (see details below).
The USJA Coach Education Committee is committed to:
- supporting USJA leaders who desire a top-quality Judo clinic, and,
- providing the highest level of coach training and certification, by ensuring our clinicians are qualified and capable of conducting effective coach certification clinics.
To accomplish its mission, the Committee will:
- Assist Judo Leaders, when requested, to identify and enlist a highly qualified Judo technician(s) to conduct a Judo clinic,
- Create, revise, and oversee all aspects of the Coach Certification Program, which includes, but is not limited to:
- Reaching out to members for their support in offering certification clinics,
- Supporting those members who request a certification clinic in their locality,
- Accommodating the needs of approved clinicians,
- Identifying, selecting, and bi-annually reevaluating highly qualified clinicians,
- Reviewing and revising the Certification Curriculum when warranted.
- Convening meetings of the Approved Clinicians and meetings of the Coach Education Committee as needed,
- Preparing and presenting semiannual reports to the Board of Directors.
Safe Sport Program
Please remember all coaches must now take and pass this on-line test. You may do this at your convenience. It takes between 2 and 3 hours total but can be completed in segments. Once you have completed the program, please send a copy of the certificate to the USJA Office. Please go to Safe Sport, select the option of USA Judo member or Non-USA Judo member, and follow the required steps. You will use your USA Judo membership number if you are a member. If you are a non-member, you will be given a number to use to access Safe sport.
Concussion Training (Your choice of CDC or NAYS)
By taking the CDC Heads Up Concussion Training online course and using what you learn, you will be well positioned to improve the culture of concussion. Your actions can help create a safe environment for young athletes so that they can stay healthy, active, and thrive – both on and off the playing field. Click Here to take the Heads Up Concussion course. Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate and email it to the office for verification.
To complete the NAYS course, please visit the National Alliance for Youth Sports website, choose the 'SIGN UP' button and follow the instructions. Upon proper completion, download the certificate and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (844) 892-6608. You may visit the NAYS website HERE.