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Referee Committee

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Referee Certification Committee is to educate the competitor, coach, and referee in the Competitive Rules of Judo. To provide clinics and seminars at the grassroots level through USJA National Referees. To provide seminars at the National Level through USJA International Referees. To provide technical support to the National Referees conducting clinics, seminars, and examinations. To provide a well-developed certification program in every State conducted by USJA National Referees.

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Technical Official Subcommittee

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Technical Officials Committee is to provide training and knowledge of the rules that govern scoring, timekeeping, bracket making, and bracket keeping at tournaments, to train personnel who work at tournaments, and to train instructors to aid in the growth of the program at the national level. The technical officials committee is made up of highly skilled, highly trained personnel who have demonstrated a consistent ability to train members and to provide service at tournaments of all levels.

Subcommittee Members

Name Phone State Position
Deb Fergus269-208-1068MIMember
Paul Morrison832-867-3832TXChairman
David Malek414-483-0100WIMember
Andrew Connelly281-292-1882TXMember

Safe Sport Program

Please remember all coaches must now take and pass this online 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 or fax to (844) 892-6608. You may visit the NAYS website HERE.

Background Check

Go to the Background Screening Site HERE.


Name Rank Email Location Status
Richard J. Celotto Hachidan Stamford CT Chairman
Andrew Connelly Hachidan Spring TX Member
Osmil Millan Hachidan Maddison WI Member
Alain Wilkinson Godan Thousands Oaks CA Member


Category Form Actions
Judo Referee Manual View Download
Judo Referee Certification Program Guide View Download
Judo Referee Certification Application Form View Download
Judo IJF Rules 2023 View Download
Judo 2023 IJF Judo Rules Overview View Download

Technical Official Forms

Category Form Actions
Judo Technical Official form View Download