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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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MENTAL TOUGHNESS IN JUDO

At the international level, athletes in most sports have almost the same physical strength, speed, agility, and stamina, so winners are those with the focus, stress management, and mental toughness to take the gold.

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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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FOCUS AND DETERMINATION IN JUDO

The wisdom of Kyuzo Mifune, 10th Dan: “The mind, if slackened even a little, will cause defeat, the same as fearing the opponent will make you unable to use full strength.” There are two schools of thought when it comes … Continue reading

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SHIKAI IN JUDO

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SUCCESS AND SACRIFICE IN JUDO

Success & Sacrifice in Judo By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development  In sports, as with most things in life, there are no great successes without sacrifice. You can sit on the couch and watch a fight on TV, or you … Continue reading

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SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY 101

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY & JUDO  A Primer by Mark Lonsdale  Sports psychology helps athletes control their minds and bodies to produce optimum sporting performance. It is also a critical part of coaching, communications and team building. Sports psychology is all about … Continue reading

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