- Grassroots Judo™
- Growing Judo
Chair - Roy Hash
The mission of the United States Judo Association Development Committee is to build stronger communities and better people through the discipline, physical conditioning, focus and ethical values learned in judo. Goals and activities of the USJA development program are aimed at making these quality programs available throughout America. The Women’s Sub Committee is under the umbrella of this committee. More sub committees will be added in the future as needed.
Committee volunteers are currently being accepted.
Women’s Sub Committee
Chair: Deb Fergus, MI
Julie Cope, OH
To help develop, nurture and grow Women’s Judo and encourage former players back to the mat to serve and help further growth of Women’s Judo. To encourage Sensei’s, Coaches, Male and Female to take an active part in developing programs to recruit and maintain female players.
To assist member clubs, Sensei, and Judoka and our Judo community create programs and atmospheres to increase their numbers. To use the research compiled to date to help in this mission. Strategy: To ask for contributions from all involved in Judo. We need to be pro active and work to provide continuous development of Junior, Senior and Master Females.
- To utilize the data to date to discover and correct the reasons for the low numbers of females entering and staying with Judo.
- To create Sensei seminars and workshops to assist in developing women’s judo programs in their communities. To discuss women’s development issues and improve their female membership.
- Sponsor women’s event’s such as clinics and competitions (Gokyu no Waza, kata, coaches and referee clinics, etc.).
- Provide unbiased and obtainable rank advancement. Provide advancement of female referees, coaches and clinicians.