Here at the club we are trying hard to look after your best interests.
As a result of this there has been a host of activity going on behind our classes of late as we continue to work on our coaching and coach education. I believe this will pay substantial dividends to all of our members as the school grows. Our aim is to be able to provide programs that best meet the needs of all participants rather than the other way around.
We are also actively sharing coaching resources and will soon have a designated newsletter going out to all of our on mat leaders.
It has been recommended to all of the coaches and assistants that they complete the Australian Sports Commission's Beginning Coaching Course. I believe that some are underway with this whilst some others are preparing to see where they can fit this terrific little course in. We will keep you up to date with our progress through the regular club newsletter.
As many of you are aware, we are gradually drafting and implementing our version of the long term athlete development model that has been adopted by a number of countries such as Canada, GBR and South Africa. I truly believe that it is a ground breaking approach to judo training and keeping people involved in judo for life. Much of our internal training and development will now relate to that framework. If you have any questions about the progression of lessons, grading, and competitions, please address them to me so I can explain how it fits into the system.
Judo Victoria also uses the NCAS and boths Simon's have previously been accredited under this system. We will work towards this again however we are at the mercy of the state body as to when courses are held in order to go through the process of re-accreditation. Once again, we will keep you in the loop as things progress.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that we are constantly trying to improve our level of understanding and practice in this important field and look forward to working with you to develop our judoka.