Athlete profiles – For the EJU L4 Performance Coach Award & Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching (European Judo Union)

This is the second post for my assignment on the EJU L4 performance coach award. I will Introduce the group of players that I work with on a daily basis.

There are 10 of them in total and the age range is between 16 to 18 years of age, female and male judoka, with the lightest being 48Kg and the heaviest 110Kg. There is a wide range of ability within the group from Junior Great Britain squad players, England squad players and regional players. The group have an excellent work ethic and will to train hard and they all have a good understanding of the technical and tactical skills needed to perform at this Junior level. In following posts  I will blog about some of the coaching sessions conducted recently and include how as a coach I choose to present the material, ask questions, and to correct misconceptions, and to encourage the athletes to explore.

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