Western Regional Training Officer Update



A) LTDM: Long Term Developmental Model
Trends in Physical Activity Among Children
  • Up to 75% of kids drop out of sports by the time they are 13 years of age
  • The amount of time spent playing video games by Canadian children is among the highest in the world
  • Girls who are physically active in sports are 92% less likely to use drugs and 80% less likely to have unwanted pregnancy
  • A 1998 Gallup poll reported that 74% of the Canadian population is in favour of instituting 30 minutes of daily physical education in schools. Despite this fact, only 10% of the 15,800 Canadian schools have quality physical education programs daily
  • Only 15% of teenagers exercise enough to be physically fit
  • The average child watches 26 hours of TV each week, not including time spent on the computer and playing video games
  • 22% of youth who did no exercise or play sports outside of school watched four or more hours of television per day as opposed to 13% of youth who exercised or played sports seven or more hours per week
  • Activity and fitness levels early on in childhood carry over into adulthood, when sedentary habits have their impact
  • Adolescents who develop a habit of being physically active when they are young will be more likely to remain active throughout their entire lives. Benefits of continual physical activity include weight control, lower blood pressure, less stress, lower risk of heart disease and better academic performance
B) Judo Canada www.judocanada.org
National Grading Syllabus – Since January 2013
National Team Ranking Per-Weight Class



C) Technical Corner
Neil Adams (GBR) – Tai-O-toshi Clinic
Neil Adams (GBR) Gokyo – this is a great video showing the basic technique with great competitions clips that highlight each technique.

 D) Judo Canada up Coming Events     
2013 Ontario Open, Toronto, ON                                                  May 18-19, 2013
2013 National Judo Championships, Vancouver, BC              July 04-07, 2013

E) Video Clips
Nomura is Back! Gold Medal 2013 Swiss Open
Three time Olympic Champion (1996,2000,2004) Tadahrio Nomura has returned to competition at the age of 38 years old.
 Andrzej Sadej (POL) - Mircea Fratica (ROU)



F) Sport Science      

Does Your Sport Bar Measure Up?

Your stomach is growling and you need some energy to get through your upcoming workout. Before you reach for that handy snack bar, consider this: no single bar is designed for all athletes in all situations. When selecting a bar, you need to know what it can do for you!
Compare sport bars to find your favourites for every occasion:
·         Read the list of ingredients. The best bars contain wholesome ingredients like whole grains, rolled oats, wheat bran, soy or whey protein, fruit, or nuts. Many also contain herbal ingredients, but in such small quantities that they have little effect.
·         Look at grams of sugar, fat, protein, and fibre. Remember that during exercise you need carbohydrates but don’t want much fat, fibre, or protein; however, as a midday snack these nutrients will keep you satisfied longer.
·         Compare calories per serving. Choose bars in the 100-150 calorie range during tapering or if you are a light athlete or if trying to reduce your body fat. Bars over 200 calories are appropriate during heavy training, for heavier athletes, or for those trying to gain muscle mass.

G) Western Canada Calendar of Major Events 2012/13
2013 Canmore Inter-Provincial Camp, Canmore, AB           May 31, June 01-02, 2013
2013 Judo Saskatchewan Summer Camp, Outlook, SK     August 11-17, 2013


 H) International Judo Federation

Letter to the National Federation Presidents from IJF President

New Challenges for Kayla Harrison (USA)










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