Sunday, November 21, 2010

Be a lucky judo coach

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." (Darrel Royal)

When your player goes off to the competition, often his friends or family will wish him "Good Luck!". As the coach you know that the luck is dependent on the preparation you have done as a team, both player and coach. The player puts in the effort to complete the sessions, the coach puts in the effort to ensure that the content and volume of those sessions is correct.

Great coaches study hard to ensure that the meal they are seving to the player is made up of the right ingredients. They want to know it's right, not just guess that it's right. They want to leave no stone unturned in their quest to provide their player with the best preparation.

The European Judo Union are helping coaches to do that, by providing a range of study opportunities for coaches, so that they can create their own luck.

Show me a champion judoka, and I'll show you a coach who studied hard to ensure the player had the best preparation.

Good Luck!

The EJU is working with the Judospace Educational Institute to offer the Level 3 Advanced Coach Award. Visit