Coach Education Committee
Coaches Must be an Active Annual or Sustaining Life Member with a Clear Background, Safe Sport and Heads Up Certifications (see details below).
While there are many activities to accomplish and numerous objectives to be met, the USJA Coaching Education and Certification Committee has these main goals:
- Run clinics and training camps throughout the country to raise the technical skills of coaches and their athletes.
- Run a certification program of outstanding quality emphasizing a comprehensive approach to coaching.
Coaching Class Approved Instructors
Coaching Badge Procedure
Upon certification as a coach a coaching badge can be obtained by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
with a small passport size head shot jpg. The badge is $25.00. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks to receive your badge.
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.
Heads Up Concussion Training
By taking this free, 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 course. Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate and email it to the office for verification.