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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 the 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. For more referee information go to:


Name Rank Email Location Status
Richard J. Celotto Hachidan shimpando@aol.com Stamford CT Chairman
Andrew Connelly Hachidan connelly@sohkjudo.com Spring TX Member
Osmil Millan Hachidan oshachidan@tds.net Maddison WI Member
Alain Wilkinson Godan ar_wilkinson@hotmail.com Thousands Oaks CA Member


Category Form Action Notes
Judo IJF Rules View Download
Judo Referee Certification Application Form View Download
Judo Referee Manual View Download

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 Morrison832-867-3832
David Malek414-483-0100WIMember
Andrew Connelly281-292-1882TXMember


Category Form Action Notes
Judo Technical Official form View Download

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.

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