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ANNOUNCEMENT – ELITE 8 – National Championships

U18 & Senior
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
10-11 January 2015

This new event aims to provide an opportunity to have the top athletes compete in an event to gain national team points, but also will be a selection event for the U18 European Spring Tour.

DATES: 10 JANUARY 2015 (U18 division), 11 JANUARY 2015 (SENIOR division)

The High Performance Director will announce the eligible athletes within one (1) week of the conclusion of the 2014 Ontario Open.

This event will be for two age groups:

a) a) Under 18 years of age (born in 1998 & later);

b) b) SENIOR (born in 1997 and OLDER)

The complete event details will be released in a technical package in July 2014.

makeachamp.com Funding Program

Please read the press release below; If you are an athlete interested in making a campaign for Canadian Championships or if you want to donate to this campaign or one of Judo Alberta athletes campaign please visit the Make a champ website.

Funding for 2014 Canadian National Judo Championships

MONTREAL, Canada. (April 11, 2014) For the second year in a row, the Canadian Judo community unites together to make sure every judoka has the funds they need to get to the Canadian Judo Nationals. MAKEACHAMP has created a unique campaign (http://makeachamp.com/CanadianNationalChampionship) where all the funds that are raised, will be split equally among athletes with campaigns for the National Championships. Clickhere (http://makeachamp.com/CanadianNationalChampionship) to visit the campaign.
Supporters:

This campaign is unique in that it gives everyone a chance to support our judokas as they prepare for the Canadian Judo Nationals. A contribution to this campaign goes a long way because the funds are split equally among athletes already raising funds – it is these athletes that need your support the most. Your contribution will propel those campaigns forward and get them focus on training rather than financing.

Athletes:

If you are a judoka and you are going compete at the 2014 Canadian National Championships, you can get a portion of the funds collected by this campaign. All you have to do is create a campaign on MAKEACHAMP (http://makeachamp.com/login) before April 25th, 2014 and you will receive a portion of the funds collected by this campaign.

12th Annual Judo Alberta Female Training Camp & Sleepover

Where: Hiro’s Judo Club Suite 115-1919 27 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7E4
When: May 3rd and 4th, 2014

Are you interested in doing something more than judo? Everyone is welcome to join the fun off the mats.

Judo… Bring your judogi, running shoes, and workout clothes
Food, Games, Activities
Sleepover… Bring a sleeping bag, pillows, pyjamas, and toiletries
Fun! Fun! Fun!

*We always have a Friday night practice for competitors to come to from 7pm- 9pm. We invite local male athletes to participate in this class good judo training for athletes attending the 2014 Canadian Championships*

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:

Darren Elcock

$800.00

Jr. World cup Portugal, Jr. Bremen, Germany, Pacific International, various eastern Tournaments , 2 int. T.C’s

Cassidy Norris

$800.00

Jr. World cup Portugal, Jr. Thuringa, Germany, Pacific International, various eastern tournaments, 2 Int. T.C’S

Colton Hall

$700.00

Jr. World cup Portugal, Jr. Bremen, Germany, Pacific international,2 Int. T.C’S

Dawson Mandell

$450.00

U18 Bremen, Germany, 1 Int. T.C, Pacific International

Hana Vasanyi

$450.00

U18 Thuringa, Germany, 1 Int. T.C, Pacific international

Caitlin Alder

$300.00

Pacific international

Erin Morgan

$250.00

Pacific International

Ty Nakano

$150.00

Pacific International

Matt Stephenson

$150.00

Pacific International

Lauren Bury

$150.00

Pacific International



These athletes applied for the second round of elite athlete funding for events participated in from February 2014-May 2014. Not included is National Championships, which is funded separately by the Coaching Committee budget.

The next round of funding will be announced in August for events participated in from June 2014-August 2014.

Athletes must apply to receive elite athlete funding. The deadline for the next athlete funding application will be August 1st, 2014

*Some athletes applied for this round and were applying for National championship, please see Team selection policy for provincial team funding to National championships *

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

Tournament Opportunity – 2014 Jr. US Open

 

Judo Alberta coaching staff is pleased to announce a tournament opportunity for Canada Winter Games age athletes. (1996-1999)

Junior U.S Open Tournament and International Training camp:

Location- Fort Lauderdale, Florida

When- July 21st-July 28th, 2014

Judo Alberta Coaches attending:

Garry Yamashita

Laurie Wiltshire

Russ Gallant

Selected Judo Alberta athletes are as follows:

Name

Weight

Judo Club

Taeya Koliaska

– 44kg

Lethbridge

Virginia Nemeth

– 48kg

Lethbridge

Jordan Pedersen

– 52kg

Tolide

Alexandra Gagnon

– 52kg

Tolide

Hana Varsanyi

– 57kg

Lethbridge

Keira Trotter

– 63kg

Lethbridge

Lauren Bury

– 63kg

Kodokwai

Jordan Landry

– 70kg

Tokugawa

Anastasia Lysyk

– 70kg

Lethbridge

Sarah Perks

– 78kg

Letbridge

Ty Nakano

– 55kg

Hiro’s

Justin McEachern

– 60kg

Airdrie

Brandon Martin

– 60kg

Airdrie

Ian Ayasse

– 60kg

Hiro’s

Tanner Sudo

– 66kg

Lethbridge

Matt Stephenson

– 66kg

Lethbridge

Greg Cooper

– 66kg

Airdrie

Colemann Lennarson

– 66kg

Tokugawa

Dawson Mandel

– 73kg

Lethbridge

Chris Bailey

– 73kg

Tokugawa

Derrick Pienkowski

– 73kg

Lethbridge

Jack Stephenson

– 73kg

Lethbridge

Theo Lysyk

– 81kg

Lethbridge

Suggested Itinerary:

·         Monday July 21st, 2014- Departure from Edmonton and Calgary international airports

·         Tuesday July 22nd– Thursday July 24th – International training Camp

·         Friday July 25th, 2014- Registration

·         Saturday July 26th, 2014- U18 Competition

·         Sunday July 27th, 2014- U21 Competition

·         Monday July 28th, 2014- Beach Fun day

·         Tuesday July 29th – Depart Florida

 

Estimated Cost for this trip: $1200-$1500 per person

Judo Alberta will be funding the list of athletes above, estimated funding amount $300-$400.00 per person

 

Each athlete must put in a deposit of $700.00 and have all forms filled out and handed into Laurie Wiltshire by May 11th, 2014

 

Check list needed to Laurie Wiltshire by May 11th 2014:

·         Cheque of $700.00 written to Judo Alberta

·         Photocopy of birth certificate and valid passport

·         Registration form for U.S. Junior Open 

·         Permission to travel form (For under 18 years old) 

·         Passport size photo

 

Website for U.S Junior Open registration forms

http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Judo/Events/2014/July/22/2014-Junior-US-Open-Judo-Championships-and-International-Training-Camp 

 

The pages we need filled out and handed in are:

Pages- 14, 15, 21, and 24 (optional)

If you choose to fill out Page 24 since back patches are not mandatory for this event please send patch to your own address and have them sewn on prior to leaving for Florida. Everyone is allowed one back patch and additional is $15.00. If you choose to buy another back patch please add another cheque to your package for the amount you want and payable to: 2014 Jr. US Open Championships.

 

This event is targeted at Canada Winter games athletes, but Judo Alberta wants to also invite any U21 athletes that are born in 1995 and 1994 that have qualified to compete for Judo Alberta at 2014 National championships. If these athletes are interested please send in same forms and same deadline. There is no guaranteed funding for these athletes.

 

·         Athlete insurance will be purchased for all participants by Judo Alberta and the cost passed onto the participants. 

 

If there are any questions please do not hesitate to contact Judo Alberta Coaching staff.

 

Thank you

 

Judo Alberta Coaching staff

Keith Morgan Inducted Into Alberta Sport Hall of Fame

Keith Morgan Inducted Into Alberta Sport Hall of Fame

Judo Alberta is pleased to congratulate Keith Morgan MD, on his induction into the Alberta Sport Hall of Fame. This Alberta born judo fighter and multiple time Canadian champion has represented our province and our country internationally over a sixteen year span. Keith’s performance and drive in the sport of Judo is nothing short of magnificent, this four time Olympian has garnered over 50 International medals, including multiple Pan American Championships, a silver medal in the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the gold medal at the 1999 World University Championships, and a 5th place finish in the 2000 Olympic Games and 2003 World Championships to name but a few of his competitive accomplishments. Keith Morgan was ranked in the top seven in the world for eight years, and this multi time Judo Canada’s athlete of the year may be considered one of the all time elite judokas in Canadian Judo history.

Click here to read the full story.

Keith Morgan to be Inducted Into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

Keith Morgan to be Inducted Into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

Judo Alberta is pleased to announce that 4 time Olympian Keith Morgan will be inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame on May 30 in Red Deer Alberta.

Keith’s highest competitive achievement was placing 5th at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He always fought nationally under the Judo Alberta banner and we are proud that he represented us in such a fine fashion.

Keith will be attending the ceremonies in Red Deer with family and friends. If you wish to join in the festivities, you may order tickets directly from the HOF, or send an email to judo@judoalberta.com to enquire about a ticket. Tables of 8 people are available and if there is enough interest, these can be purchased.

Keith Morgan Results
2014 Standard Ticket Order Form

Provincial Athlete Funding Update

The provincial coaching staff has released the approved funding list for the first half of the season.

The next deadline or funding is March 31.

Please see the following documents:

Funding list
Judo Alberta Elite Funding Application
Elite Athlete Funding Letter
3-05 Elite Athlete Funding Policy

Important Information Regarding Nationals

Please review the National information being distributed by the provincial coaching staff. There is important information regarding deposits and travel.

Please note a deposit of $900 per person is required by April 10 for those attending national.

Nage no kata and Goshin jitsu Clinic

Judo Alberta is pleased to present a kata clinic hosted at the Hiro’s Judo Club in Calgary.

Saturday May 3,2014 – 1:00p to 3:00p, 6:00p to 8:00p
Sunday May 4,2014 – 9:00a to 11:00a, 1:00p to 3:00p

Instructors: Garry Yamashita and Allan Sattin

Fee:$35 per person

To register, please contact Joe Meli at meli_insurance@shaw.ca

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