- Grassroots Judo™
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Coach Education Committee
Mike Szrejter, Committee Chair, Florida
Ed Thibedeau, Vice Chair, Arkansas
Hector Morales, National Coaches, New York
George Weers, Illinois
Bill Myers, New York
James Wall, Louisiana
Lynn Roethke, Wisconsin
Pete Mantel, Connecticut
Hayward Nishioka, ex officio, California
While there are a great 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 Badge Procedure
Upon certification as a coach a coaching badge can be obtained by sending an e-mail to Michael Lucadamo at the USJA Headquarters 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 now must 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 and click on the “Register” link under “Training” at the bottom of the page.