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NATIONAL COACHING & ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT

COACHING DEVELOPMENT & ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT Why They Should Run in Tandem By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development In most sports, national level athlete and coaching development programs evolve over a number of decades with each Head Coach bringing new perspective … Continue reading

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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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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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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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STANDARDS & CERTIFICATIONS IN JUDO

STANDARDS & CERTIFICATIONS IN JUDO Why Are They Important? By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development All organizations, including sporting bodies, are defined by their standards, but more importantly, by their willingness to adhere to high standards. It is not sufficient … Continue reading

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NATIONAL TEAM BUILDING FOR JUDO

THE IMPORTANCE OF TEAM BUILDING IN JUDO By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development  How do you take individual competitors from a dozen geographically diverse clubs, who may have only seen each other at a national championship, and turn them into … Continue reading

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RETHINKING YOUR WAZA FOR MASTERS AND VETERANS

RETHINKING YOUR WAZA (TECHNIQUES) FOR MASTERS JUDO Part 3  By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development      As you will have noted from my previous articles in this series, I firmly believe that the Masters community is a significant, largely untapped … Continue reading

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JINKI and EFFORT IN JUDO TRAINING

Jinki is a Japanese term you hear a lot at the Kodokan. After bowing in, training sessions often begin with a short reminder of “Jinki” and the importance of giving the training your maximum effort. The instructors will explain how … Continue reading

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS FROM JUDO

GREAT EXPECTATIONS JUDO TRAINING & STUDENT EXPECTATIONS By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development  I received an email this week from an individual declaring, “I want a black belt in judo.” That was the total email. My less than patient response … Continue reading

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