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Elite Athlete Funding Recipients

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. These athletes applied for the third round of elite athlete funding for “costs incurred from” events participated in from April 2016 to August 2016. The next round of funding will be announced in November 2016 for competitions and training camps participated in between September 2016 – December 2016


Events which have been supported with Judo AB funding or were explicitly not included in this
funding opportunity were not considered in these applications

Athletes that have received funding this round must fill out an athlete expense claim form attach their invoices from competitions/ training camp and sends into Garry Yamashita to receive their funding.

Thank you

Judo Alberta coaching staff

2019 Canada Winter Games

Introduction to the 2019 Canada Winter Games

The Canada Winter Games (CWG) is the second biggest multi-sport event that happens in Canada every four years. The CWG has a similar format as an Olympic games but instead of gathering the best athletes from around the world, the CWG gathers the best athletes in Canada.

Alberta will be proud to host the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta from February 15, 2019 to March 03, 2019. The 2019 Canada Winter Games will be the largest event ever hosted in Red Deer and the largest multi-sport and cultural event to be hosted in Alberta in over 30 years – since the 1988 Olympics in Calgary. Over 3,600 participants from across Canada will compete for gold in 19 sports during the 2019 games.

Judo Alberta is looking for athletes who are committed, hardworking and who want to strive to be the best they can be at these games. Judo Alberta is developing a plan that will allow our athletes to be the best in the country, but it will not be easy and we need everyone’s help. It is very important that every athlete and all clubs get involved in the preparation process and the selection process.

Age Eligibility:

Athletes born 2001 to 2004

Weight Divisions:


up to 50 kg
more than 50 kg and up to 55 kg
more than 55 kg and up to 60 kg
more than 60 kg and up to 66 kg
more than 66 kg and up to 73 kg
more than 73 kg and up to 81 kg
more than 81 kg and up to 90 kg
more than 90 kg


more than 40 kg and up to 44 kg
more than 44 kg and up to 48 kg
more than 48 kg and up to 52 kg
more than 52 kg and up to 57 kg
more than 57 kg and up to 63 kg
more than 63 kg and up to 70 kg

Belt Rank: All competitors must be green belt or higher

Selection Criteria:

Please review the information and if there are questions, please ask them early and often. We want to make sure that every athlete/coach/parent understands the process.

Developmental Plan:

Judo Alberta will receive funding from Alberta Sport Connection to prepare the team for the 2019 Canada Winter Games. The program will start in September 2016 and it will be open to all athletes that are in this age division who meet the eligibility criteria at the final selection competition (age, weight, belt rank).*

The developmental plan will be a mixture of funded events and non-funded events. Athletes do not have to participate in every event listed. It is important that athletes develop at their own rate and participate in events that are beneficial to their development.

Judo Alberta will start to nominate athletes to participate in specific selection events based on their results at the national and international level. The program will not exclude additional or committed, eligible athletes to participate in events as self-funded athletes.

In year two Judo Alberta will be off setting the cost of the bus travel to the 2016 Inter-Provincial Camp in Vernon. Judo Alberta will indicate if there will be Canada Winter Games funding for events when they are advertised.

Judo Alberta strongly suggests that all athletes interested in the 2019 Canada Winter Games start attending provincial training camps, regional training camps, provincial competitions, inter-provincial competitions and National Championships. The Judo Alberta selection criteria/developmental plan for Open Nationals is a good guideline for the experience athletes will need to excel at this event. It is of the utmost importance that athletes have sufficient levels of experience to compete effectively at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

Note: There might be changes, deletions and additions to the Canada Winter Games developmental plan as we move forward.

*Full details on the eligibility standards will be presented with the technical package and the selection criteria


Airdrie Judo Club

Hello everyone,
The Airdrie Judo club has been very busy over this summer doing renovations on the dojo, and we are finally ready to show it off. Come and join us as we host our open house, to celebrate the beginning of our next chapter as a club and the renovations we have worked so hard on!

DATE: Thursday, September 1, 2016.
From 6:00pm – 9:00pm
WHERE: Airdrie Judo Club (Plainsman Arena)
320 Centre Ave. East
Airdrie, Alberta

Our instructors will be there to answer questions about the club, registration, and provide any information about Judo you might want or need. See you there!

Inter- Provincial Training Camp: Vernon, BC – September 30, 2016 to October 02, 2016

This will be an excellent training camp to prepare for the fall competition season. This camp will feature former Olympic/World Championship medalist Ugo Legrand from France as the guest coach. The training camp is a point-able event in the selection for the 2017 Elite Nationals and 2017 Open Nationals qualifications/eligibility for the Alberta Team.


U16, U18, U21, seniors, Masters

Camp Information:


Organized Buses:

Please contact the following people regarding buses travelling to Vernon.

Southern Alberta leaving from Lethbridge contact:
Ralph Vanwerkhoven (limited space) Ralph.Vanwerkhoven@albertahealthservices.ca

Northern Alberta leaving from Edmonton contact:
Kelly Thornton kellyt4d@telus.net


Registration: All athletes and clubs need to register directly with Judo BC (information is in camp information) Deadline for this is September 23, 2016

Hotels: All athletes and clubs need to make their own hotel arrangements (information is in camp information) Deadline for this is August 30, 2016

Ewan Beaton HP Judo Alberta Coach
603 28B Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J-3T6
E-mail: ewan@judoalberta.com

Elite Athlete Funding Announcement

The Judo Alberta coaching staff has released the Elite Athlete funding application.

This application is for funding for Judo Alberta/ Judo Canada events that have taken or will take place between: April 02, 2016 to August 31, 2016


A) Athletes Selected by Judo Canada to participate in International Events
B) International Events recognized by Judo Canada (National Team Handbook) & Judo Canada RTC International Competitions/Tours
C) National Point Events and Training Camps
D) Special Provincial Training Camps

The elite athlete funding is for athletes in age divisions U18, U21, and Senior that are travelling out of province for tournaments or training camps at a national or international level.

The Judo Alberta coaching staff is allocating $2,600.00 towards this part of the season for elite level athletes. The whole funds may or may not be completely used depending on the number of applicants and events.

Applying for this funding does not guarantee that funds will be issued to you. The coaching staff are looking for athletes that have shown dedication to their own judo training, tournament participation, and training camp participation. Also the coaching staff are looking for athletes that are planning for future goals in the sport. Please see a list of example tournaments that we will fund on the Elite athlete funding policy.

The coaching staff do want the athletes to have full support from their personal coach/ head sensei/club before applying for funds.

• Please supply receipts with the application – this will expedite the processing of the funds

The deadline to apply for this round of funding is August 16, 2016

• Events past the August 16, 2016 deadline will be eligible

Please submit funding applications to Ewan Beaton: ewan@judoalberta.com

• Judo Alberta will only accept applications by email or given directly to the HP Coach

Thank you

Judo Alberta Coaching Staff

Please click here to view the application form.

2016-2017 Judo Alberta Membership Fees

For the season starting on September 1, 2016 and ending on August 31, 2017, the following membership structure and fees will apply in Judo:
* The division will be calculated as per the age of the member on December 31, 2017

Registration Forms:

Pipeda Agreement 2016-2017

Promotion Registration 2016-2017

Club Information 2016-2017

Member Registration 2016-2017

2016-2017 Membership Fees

Judo Alberta is now accepting bids to host 2017 Provincial Championships

Judo Alberta is now accepting bids for the 2017 Provincial Championships. If you are interested in hosting, please provide the following information to the Judo Alberta office in electronic form (via email c/o Nate MacLellan, Executive Director, judo@judoalberta.com) no later than Friday July 15, 2016.

To be included is the following information:

• Club information for bidding club
• Potential Venue information (must have a minimum 3 mat areas plus a warmup area)
• Seating capacity
• Number of people available to volunteer and assist in running event
• A list of previous events that your club has hosted
• Dates interested in hosting (Jan 28th or Feb 11th, 2017)
• Host hotel information
• Budget for event
• Any additional information that might be helpful for the Executive Committee to make an informed decision

Judo Alberta will supply medals for the competition.

Judo Alberta will also supply all the equipment for the competition, if required. Transportation costs, if required, of the equipment will be billed to the host club.

Thank you,

Judo Alberta

2016 Canadian Open Judo Championship Results

It was an action packed weekend at the Calgary Olympic Oval for the 2016 Canadian Open Judo Championship.
Here are the results from the weekend:

Kata Results


To view more photos from the weekend please click here.

2016 Canadian Open Judo Championships

The 2016 Canadian Open Judo Championships are underway!
You can catch all the action at http://sportscanada.tv/judocanada/

nationals live

2016 Canadian Open Judo Championships Funding

Judo Alberta is proud to announce the funding for the following athletes for the 2016 Open National Championships


funding breakdown
Judo Alberta also provides NTC athletes funding to offset the cost for their plane tickets

To view the athlete rankings please click here.

The final funding amounts will be finalized following the registration for the Open Nationals on May 12, 2016 to take into account injuries and withdrawals of athletes.

2016 Open Nationals selection policy:


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