• Elite Athlete Funding

    The Judo Alberta Coaching Committee would like to congratulate the following athletes who have been granted athlete funding. Funding is based on performance and results, commitment to training, participation in National or International events and financial need. Athletes Funding Granted: Events participated in: Erin Morgan $900.00 Pan American Open Santiago, Chile, International training camp Chile,(…)

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Notice of the 2014 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Alberta Kodokan Black Belt Association (Judo Alberta) will be held at the Dow Centennial Centre (8700 – 84 Street, Fort Saskatchewan, AB) on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Please click here to view the 2014 Judo Alberta AGM Report

AGENDA

1) Approval of the agenda (Any concerns or issues by the general membership should be mentioned now so they may be added to the agenda (item #5).

2) Approval of the minutes of the 2013 Annual General Meeting.

3) Business arising from the minutes of the 2013 Annual General meeting.

4) Reports of the Executive & Committees:
a) President
b) VP of Administration
c) VP of Finance
d) Treasurer/Financial Statement
e) Registrar
f) Secretary
g) Regional Council
h) Women’s Representative
i) Athlete’s Representative
j) Executive Director
k) High Performance Coach
l) Coaching Committee
m) Grading Board
n) Referee Committee
o) Technical Committee
p) NCCP Committee
q) Awards Committee
r) LTAD Committee

5) New Business
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)

6) Volunteer Recognition

7) Elections
a) President
b) VP of Admin
c) Treasurer
d) Secretary
e) Regional Chair(voted on by zone reps)

White Belt Demonstration

Hosted by the Edmonton Yudanshakai Judo Society

When:

December 6, 2014

Where:

Dow Centennial Centre
8700-84 Street, Fort Saskatchewan AB

Time:

Setup/Participant organization starts at 11:00AM
Demonstrations start at 12:00PM

Purpose:

Developmental skills based on demonstrations by White/White-Yellow belt ranked Judoka.

Cost:

$10/participant

Contact Information:

Mark Hicks
Phone: (780) 782 3669
Fax: (780) 449 1351
Email: mhicks@sherwoodford.ca

For more information, please see the tournament package !

Yellow to Green Belt Tournament

Hosted by the Edmonton Yudanshakai Judo Society

When:

October 11, 2014
November 15, 2014
January 24, 2015
February 21, 2015

Where:

Dow Centennial Centre
8700-84 Street
Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Time:

Tournament setup/competitor organization begins at 11:00AM. Fights begin at 12:00PM

Purpose:

Developmental tournaments to expose the lower level judoka in EYJS to a tournament environment. These tournaments are also training grounds for referees, timekeepers, draw keepers, setup, etc.

For any questions please contact the Tournament Director:

Mark Hicks
Phone: (780) 782-3669
Fax: (780) 449-1351
Email: mhicks@sherwoodford.ca

Please click here to view the tournament package.

NCCP Dojo Assistant Course

NCCP Dojo Assistant Course
Judo Alberta is offering a NCCP Dojo Assistant course in Airdrie scheduled for:

Oct. 24 5:30 – 10 pm
Oct. 25, 9 am – 7 pm
Oct. 26, 9 am – 1 pm

The cost is $250 cash or cheque payable to Judo Alberta.
Please register by email to bibbey@telusplanet.net

Registration Deadline is Oct. 10/14
A minimum of 6 registrants are required for the course to proceed.

Make your club better by making yourself better!

NEW HIGH PERFORMANCE COACH

As many of you know, Fatira Merah stepped down as our HP coach at the end of last season and moved to Montreal to pursue more schooling. This has left a void until the Regional Training Center is established in 2015.

It is with great pleasure that I announce Laurie Wiltshire has accepted the role of the High Performance Coach for Judo Alberta for this year. She is an NCCP certified Competition Development (Level III) coach with years of experience as a National and International competitor. She is an 8-time National Champion in the -52kg division and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role. Furthermore, she is a certified fitness trainer and can bring more aspects of conditioning and physical preparation to the Coaching Team.

Laurie is based in Calgary, but will make club visits throughout the year and will always be available at the training camps. Please join me in extending our congratulations to her and wish her continued success in this new position.

Sincerely,

Garry Yamashita,
Coaching Committee Chair
Judo Alberta

2014 U of A Invitational Judo Championships

TOURNAMENT SITE: Dow Centennial Centre, 8700-84 Street, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Kelly Palmer – kellypal@telusplanet.net

HEAD REFEREE: Tammy Thornton

REFEREES’ MÈETING: Saturday, October 18 @ 7:30 am. Coaches are invited. Please do not be late.

Mail Registration to: U of A Judo Club
c/o Helen Bienert
53529 Range Road 224
Ardrossan, AB T8E 2L8
780-998-3157
homesteaders92@hotmail.com

TIME: Kata Competition at 8:00 am October 18, 2014.
Shiai at 8:30 am.

WEIGH INS: Friday, October 17, 2014 – 6-8 PM at Dow Centennial Centre
NOTE: No weigh ins on Saturday, October 18, 2014

NEW THIS YEAR! – THE TOURNAMENT WILL HOST ALL DIVISIONS FROM U10 TO SENIOR AND VETERANS!

NO WEIGH IN FOR U10 & U12 but are required to have their weights verified, signed off and submitted by their coach on the Weight Entry for U10 & U12 form that is part of this tournament package. Athletes will be grouped by their submitted ages and weights.

Please click here to view the invitation. Please note that the U of A invitation contains information regarding the Team Alberta selection criteria for the Canada Winter Games.

Interested in volunteering? Click here to view the Volunteer Application Form!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the tournament feel free to contact the Tournament Director – Kelly Palmer at kellypal@telusplanet.net

CWG/Provincial Training Camp, Sept 27th and 28th, 2014

Division: U14, U16, U18, U21, seniors, Masters

SATURDAY 27th
11-1300 Judo Technical
1300-1345 Lunch
1400-1500 Sports Psych
1700-1900 Judo Randori

SUNDAY 28th
800-900 Circuit Training
900-945 Break/ Smoothies
945-1145 Judo Review/ Randori
1145-1230 Info Session (Parents and coaches encouraged to attend)

Address for training camp:
Hiro’s Judo Club
#115, 1919 27 Avenue N.E.
Calgary Alberta T2E 7E4

Please bring running shoes and exercise clothing.
The info session held Sunday after the camp is very beneficial for athletes, parents and coaches to understand team policy and expectations for the next season.

Contact:
Laurie Wiltshire HP Judo Alberta Coach
Phone: 403-923-6358
E-mail: laurie@judoalberta.com

Elite Athlete Funding

The Judo Alberta Coaching Committee would like to congratulate the following athletes who have been granted athlete funding. Funding is based on performance and results, commitment to training, participation in National or International events and financial need.

Athletes Funding Granted: Events participated in:

Erin Morgan $900.00 Pan American Open Santiago, Chile, International training camp Chile, Pan American Open Miami, Florida, National camp Montreal, Quebec
Robert Edwards $600.00 Pan American Open Santiago, Chile
Hana Varsanyi $200.00 Saskatchewan Summer camp
Keira Trotter $200.00 Saskatchewan Summer camp

These athletes applied for the third and final round of elite athlete funding for the 2013-2014 season for events participated in from June- August 2014. The next round of elite athlete funding will be round one of the 2014-2015 season. The application will be due in November 2014, look for application announcement in the fall.

To receive the funding please fill out an athlete expense claim form and send in to Garry Yamashita. When filling out expense claim form please indicate who you want cheque written out to and where to send it (Judo club, Judo Canada, Parents, etc…) You can find athlete expense claim forms here:

(http://www.judoalberta.com/pdf/misc/athleteexpenseclaim.pdf)

Quebec and Ontario Open

Dear Coaches,
This year Quebec Open and Ontario Open will be back to back in November 2014. Between these two tournaments there is a national training camp at the NTC in Montreal. Both of these tournaments are regional point’s tournaments and will be a qualifier for the new Elite 8 competition in January which is the Judo Canada selection tournament for Europe in March 2015.

Judo Alberta coaching staff recommend both tournaments to U18 and U21 athletes that wish to compete at an international level this year. Also we recommend athletes have competed at nationals prior to competing at either of these tournaments.

Judo Alberta will be organizing travel to and from these tournaments, Laurie Wiltshire will need to know who will be attending and what option for travel by September 27th, 2014 (Provincial training camp) with a $500.00 deposit made out to: Judo Alberta.

Option 1: Athlete travels to Montreal on October 31st, competes at Quebec Open and travels home to Alberta on November 3rd, 2014.
Option 2: Athlete travels to Montreal on October 31st, competes at Quebec Open, trains at the national camp, travels to Toronto by bus/ or van on November 7th, competes at Ontario Open, and returns to Alberta on November 9th at night.

Each athlete has to register themselves for these tournaments online. Please tell athletes to register as Judo Alberta as their club, this eliminates our Judo Alberta athletes facing each other first round.

Quebec Open: Please go to (http://www.quebecopen.org) Registration closes on October 26th, 2014 or when registration reaches 850 athletes so please register as soon as possible.

Ontario Open: (https://www.judoontario.ca

Judo Alberta will be providing coaches for these events.
Quebec Open coaches: Laurie Wiltshire, Russ Gallant, and Garry Yamashita
National training camp: Laurie Wiltshire and Russ Gallant
Ontario Open: Laurie Wiltshire, Russ Gallant, and Trevor Hazell

Please if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Laurie Wiltshire@
Ph. 403-923-6358
E-mail: laurie@judoalberta.com

Elite Athlete Funding

The Judo Alberta Coaching Committee would like to congratulate the following athletes who have been granted athlete funding. Funding is based on performance and results, commitment to training, participation in National or International events and financial need.

Athletes Funding Granted: Events participated in:

Erin Morgan $900.00 Pan American Open Santiago, Chile, International training camp Chile, Pan American Open Miami, Florida, National camp Montreal, Quebec
Robert Edwards $600.00 Pan American Open Santiago, Chile
Hana Varsanyi $200.00 Saskatchewan Summer camp
Keira Trotter $200.00 Saskatchewan Summer camp

These athletes applied for the third and final round of elite athlete funding for the 2013-2014 season for events participated in from June- August 2014. The next round of elite athlete funding will be round one of the 2014-2015 season. The application will be due in November 2014, look for application announcement in the fall.

To receive the funding please fill out an athlete expense claim form and send in to Garry Yamashita. When filling out expense claim form please indicate who you want cheque written out to and where to send it (Judo club, Judo Canada, Parents, etc…) You can find athlete expense claim forms here:

(http://www.judoalberta.com/pdf/misc/athleteexpenseclaim.pdf)

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