Western Canada Regional Training Officer News Letterr

A) LTDM: Long Term Developmental Model
10 Ss of Trainability
9.) Schooling
Each athlete’s school needs must be considered in the design of training and competition programs.  Interference from other school sports should be minimized, and it is essential to have communication and cooperation between the different coaches who deliver training and competition programs.
In addition to school sports and physical education classes, academic loads and timing of exams must be taken into account.  When possible, training sessions and competitions should complement, not conflict, with the timing of major academic events at school.
Coaches should monitor potential overstress in their athletes resulting from schooling, exams, peer groups, family, and boyfriend or girlfriend relationships, as well as increased training volume and intensities. 
A good balance needs to be established between all factors, and coaches and parents should work together to maintain the balance.
B) Judo Canada www.judocanada.org
2012 Pan-Am Championships, April 27-28, 2012 Montreal, Canada

2012 Olympic Games Qualified Athletes – Final List


C) Technical Corner
NOTE: Judo Canada does not control the content of the Websites linked below.
http://www.alljudo.net/video-de-judo-3073.html        JUJI-GATAME PAR STEVE GATHORPE

D) Judo Canada up Coming Events     
Ontario Open, Toronto, ON                                       May 18-19, 2012

National Judo Championships, Toronto                     July 5-8, 2012

E) Video Clips
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     Samurai Spirit: Judo
F) Sport Science                   Cardio Training for Judo; by Matt D'Aquino
Judo is such a dynamic sport that makes it very hard to train for just one certain component. We need a lot of different styles of fitness covering all energy systems. Some opponents are all about speed so the fight is based around aerobic fitness while others are slow and all strength so the fight then spills over into the anaerobic category. To make it even worse in major competitions you may have to fight up to 5 times in 1 day or more. Jimmy Pedro in 2004 Olympics had 7 fights in 1 day.
Judo exercises Remember the principle "as competition gets closer, work gets shorter but sharper and rest gets longer." Many older athletes don't take this 'rule of thumb' onto the judo mat. How many times have you had an event on the next weekend and your coach says, "ok you all have a comp in 2 weeks lets do 2 hours of randori for preparation." You may have noticed that doing 2 hours of randori is not exactly short and sharp work is it? It is slow and gruelling and goes against the principles of tapering.
What judo exercises should we do then? Good question, but easy to answer. Anything that's short and sharp.
·         Grip fighting (45 secs on 90 seconds off)             *  Speed uchi komi
  • Nage Komi                                                                  * Randori (1 minute intense 2-5 minutes off)
  • Power exercises (eg Thomastown ones we do)
  • Crash mat throws

G) Western Canada Calendar of Major Events 2011/12
It is important that the Western Province Support all the Major Western Canadian Competitions to help develop judo in Canada.   
       Canmore Training Camp, Canmore, AB             June 1-3, 2012
       Peace Gardens Judo Camp, Manitoba                           July 29-August 04, 2012
       Judo Saskatchewan Summer Camp                              August 05-August 11, 2012
G) International Judo Federation Update

IJF Youtube Channel:
Watch great highlight packages from the European tour with commentary by Neil Adams.
2012 IJF Olympic Judo Qualification :


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