Monthly Archives: September 2013

RANDOM THOUGHTS ON COACHING

BEING A BETTER COACH By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development  Having a certificate and a plastic ID card that reads “Coach” does not make someone a qualified or even competent competition coach, especially if the only requirement to get that … Continue reading

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LONG TERM ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT

LONG TERM ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT & COACHING By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development Built on scientific studies and widely used in the Canadian National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is driven by the logic that sports training … Continue reading

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AGE-APPROPRIATE TRAINING IN JUDO

AGE-APPROPRIATE TRAINING IN SPORTS By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development In a previous article posted in August, we discussed students’ expectations from judo based on their age and experience. This introduced the reader to the importance of age-appropriate teaching and … Continue reading

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SUCCESS IN JUDO

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MENTAL TOUGHNESS IN JUDO

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PERIODIZED TRAINING FOR JUDO

PERIODIZATION IN JUDO TRAINING By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development     It is not uncommon to hear the term “periodization” thrown around in judo coaching clinics but, based on personal observation, few coaches or athletes really understand how periodized training … Continue reading

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WHAT IS IN A JUDO CERTIFICATION?

WHAT IS IN A CERTIFICATION? By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development  Someone asked me recently why I went all the way to the Kodokan (the one in Tokyo, Japan), to get certifications that are barely known or recognized in the … Continue reading

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TRAINING GOALS IN JUDO (Part 2)

TRAINING GOALS in JUDO By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development  It is not just the elite athlete who can benefit from setting goals in training but also the recreational player. Setting and then meeting goals allows the athlete to not … Continue reading

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COMPETITION GOALS IN JUDO

COMPETITION GOALS & MAKING THEM A REALITY (Part 1)  By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development  “Dreams and goals are positive forces, but both need to be tempered with a healthy dose of reality”      So you want to go to the Olympic … Continue reading

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ARE WE UNDER VALUING JUDO?

WHAT IS THE VALUE OF GOOD JUDO INSTRUCTION? & DR. KANO ON SALARIES FOR JUDO INSTRUCTORS By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development  This may come as a shock to those who decry the commercialization of judo and resist charging higher fees … Continue reading

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